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Computer Security and Network Technician, AAS


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Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Program Mission: The Computer Security and Network Technician AAS degree prepares students for a career in the area of microcomputer technical support.

Technical and network support personnel may perform a wide variety of duties, such as service technicians, software technicians, network technicians, computer operators, installers, trouble shooters, salespersons, help desk support, and network administrators. Students will enhance their computer skills to assist in network design, security implementation and forensics investigations.

Our program has a strong emphasis on hands-on training and uses a variety of methods to deliver the course material in a relaxed and enjoyable learning environment. Our participants include high-school students, veterans, worker re-trainee’s, and those looking to transfer to four-year institutions. Our program philosophy is “Work hard, be challenged, have fun, and be flexible!”

Computer Security and Network Technician AAS degree graduates will:

  • be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in the IT field
  • perform successfully as computer technicians, Network technicians, installers, troubleshooters, help desk support, and network administrators
  • create and troubleshoot physical networks
  • demonstrate proficiency with using current popular network & client operating systems
  • demonstrate proficiency with implementing and troubleshooting network communication protocols
  • demonstrate knowledge of data protection and network hardening techniques
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of industry trends and emerging technologies (eg; VoIP, 4G, Cloud computing)
  • demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills
  • meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements


Required Course Sequence

Technical Electives - 10 Credits


May be taken from BTE, CSNT, ITAD or MMDP areas.

Academic Core Requirements - 20 Credits


  • Written Communication 5 credits
  • Humanities: CMST&* 5 credits
  • Quantitative Reasoning** 5 credits
  • Social Science 5 credits

Total Program Credits: 105


*CMST& 210  or CMST& 220  or CMST& 230  

**5 credits of college transferable math

See Academic Core Requirements  for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

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