Are you passionate about technology? When one of your devices acts up, do you take pride in troubleshooting it and fixing the problem on your own? 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.
What’s different at SPSCC?
New, revamped program. Our exciting new program teaches you the skills you need to succeed in one of the world’s most cutting-edge industries.
Work with Cisco and Windows devices. You’ll earn valuable experience as you manage your own server, create virtual machines, and network a variety of devices and router models.
Work towards your degree through Online and Evening Studies. Most courses are offered in online-hybrid and face-to-face evening formats, letting you work towards a new career in the IT industry as a part-time student.
Get an internship. Join the 70% of the students in the program that were hired by their internship employers after graduation.
Worker Retraining funds. Some students qualify for Worker Retraining, which helps pay for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and more. Learn if you qualify for Worker Retraining >.
Career and employment prospects
Information Technology is a highly sought-after skill in several businesses and organizations. Cybersecurity is one of the most rapidly-changing fields within IT, and demand for experts is predicted to increase. IT is one of the strongest industries in the Puget Sound area, and the greater Seattle region is a nexus of innovation and opportunity in this field. Depending on your career goals, you can begin working immediately or transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity or other related IT fields.
Career overview, pay rate, work environment, and more (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics):
- Local career paths in Computer Information Technology (Washington State MapYourCareer )
- Five reasons to consider a career in Network Administration (TechRepublic)
Degrees & Certificates
- Cybersecurity and Network Administration (Associate in Applied Science)
Department/Division ContactApplied Technology