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Network Operations & Systems Security

Why Choose the Network Operations & System Security (NOSS) Program?

The NOSS program prepares students to pursue careers in a variety of entry- to mid-level positions including, but not limited to, help desk, network system administration, and cybersecurity.

Students prepare for careers involving the protection of information on computers and networks against unauthorized access or modification of information and the denial of service to authorized users. Learn security measures, both physical and virtual, necessary to detect, document, and counter such threats.

Our curriculum includes basic and advanced computer and networking skills, physical and virtual security processes, and procedures, and introduction to security management, planning, and recovery. 

Potential Careers

Information Security Analyst

Information Security Analyst Career & Wage Details

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

Meet Your Instructors

Kelly Hollowell

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Kelly has a degree in Computer Science and has had over 21 industry and IT certifications. Kelly has taught at CPTC for more than 10 years, and in 2011 he was awarded an honorary membership into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He has also been awarded the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence in Teaching Award and the Puget Sound Energy Distinguished Faculty Award.

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Jay Lanphier

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Catherine Morris

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Jody Randall

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Donald Souza

Donald Souza

Don brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the Network and Computer Security industry. Don has an associate 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.

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Jeff Turner

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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 CPTC's certified Cisco CCNA instructor.

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Network Operations & System Security Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

To learn more about information sessions, visit

View the Academic Calendar at to see when the next information session is scheduled.


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