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Computer Networking & Information Systems Security

Train to work in cyber security.

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Visit the Program

Our next program info session for Computer Networking & Information Systems Security is October 12 at 3 p.m. in Building 16, Room 209 . Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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How Much It Costs

For program costs, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.

How Long It Takes

Computer Networking & Information Systems Security AAT and AAS-T Degree
Avg. # of Quarters: 6

Cisco Network Design & Security Certificate
Avg. # of Quarters: 2 

Computer & Communications Security Certificate
Avg. # of Quarters: 2 

Computer Networking & Information System Security Professional Certificate
Avg. # of Quarters: 4 

Advanced Cyber Incident Responder Certificate
Avg. # of Quarters: 2

Computer Help Desk Technician Certificate
Avg. # of Quarters: 1

Computer Support Technician Certificate 
Avg. # of Quarters: 1 

Server Administrator Certificate 
Avg. # of Quarters: 1

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Computer Systems Analyst

Median annual pay in Washington:

$88,800 per year.

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Network Support Specialist

Median annual pay in Washington:

$67,600 per year.

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Career Pathway

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net

What You'll Learn

Our Computer Networking & Information Systems Security program prepares students to work protecting computers and networks against unauthorized access or modification. You’ll learn how to prevent the denial of service to authorized users, as well as the support, design, implementation, and administration of new computer networks and maintenance of existing systems.

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Video Info Session

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Degrees & Certificates

Meet the Instructors

Kelly Hollowell, an instructor at Clover Park Technical College near Tacoma
Kelly Hollowell
Kelly has a degree in Computer Science and has had over 21 industry and IT certifications. Kelly has taught at CPTC for ten years, and in 2011 he was awarded an honorary membership into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He was also awarded the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence in Teaching Award and the Puget Sound Energy Distinguished Faculty Award.
Contact Kelly Hollowell
kelly.hollowell@cptc.edu
Donald Souza, an instructor at Clover Park Technical College near Tacoma
Donald Souza
Don brings with him over 22 years of experience in the Network and Computer Security industry. Don has an associate’s degree in Electronic Technology and maintains certifications in A+, MCP, 2008 Server Administration and ITAA Information Security Awareness as well as multiple FEMA certifications. He has been with the CNISS program since its inception.
Contact Donald Souza
donald.souza@cptc.edu
Jeff Turner, an instructor at Clover Park Technical College near Tacoma
Jeff Turner
Jeff has degrees in Information Systems Application and Management. In the military, he worked at every level of security from practitioner to program manager. He’s been a systems administrator, webmaster, and online course developer. His certifications include A+, Linux+, and the CCNA. He is our certified Cisco CCNA instructor.