Center for Cybersecurity

You belong here. The Center for Cybersecurity at SPSCC ensures that you earn skills and a degree that meet the evolving needs of experts in this field.

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Cybersecurity & Network Administration

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Are you passionate about technology? Do you understand the importance of the security of your devices and data?

By studying Cybersecurity & Network Administration, you can earn a competitive salary, immerse yourself in a rapidly-changing tech industry, and turn your talents into a career demanded by a growing number of workplaces across several industries.

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Our outstanding faculty and team are experts in the field and work closely with our Industry Advisory Board to bring the best curriculum and experience to our students.

Our program Advisory Board provides industry feedback and recommendations to keep curriculum and student outcomes relevant. Membership includes individuals with these organizations:

  • BrightWire Networks, LLC 
  • City of Olympia
  • Right! Systems, Inc.
  • Washington Recreation & Conservation Office
  • Washington Secretary of State
  • Washington State Department of Labor & Industries 
  • Washington State Department of Health

You can earn your AAS in Cybersecurity & Network Administration from South Puget Sound Community College, then continue with Western Washington University to earn a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity.

Learn More: BS in Cybersecurity at WWU

National Center for Cyber Defense

SPSCC is an NSA designated National Center for Cyber Defense. This gives students and faculty access to more resources, competitions, grants, and university transfer opportunities.

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Mad Hatters Club

The Mad Hatters club seeks to further understand computer science-related fields, increase knowledge, attend cybersecurity conferences, and provide community outreach.

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Point of Contact

Andrew Leiren