Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    Apr 25, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024

Computer Security and Network Technology, AAS-T


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107 CREDITS

The Computer Security and Network Technology AAS-T 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. In addition, this degree prepares students interested in pursuing a degree at the baccalaureate level.

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 Technology AAS-T 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 communication, critical thinking, cultural humility, information literacy, and teamwork skills
  • meet Humanities , Natural Science , Quantitative Reasoning , Social Science , and Written Communication  general education 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 advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements


Required Course Sequence

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits


Students will be required to complete a calculus-level natural science course with lab upon transfer to Western Washington University.

Diversity and Social Justice Requirement


Within the degree requirements, students must complete a 3-5 credit course that meets the college’s Diversity and Social Justice (DSJ) requirement. DSJ courses are designated in the college schedule and are designed to meet other general education or technical requirements simultaneous to meeting the DSJ requirement (e.g., ENGL& 101 with the DSJ attribute meets both the ENGL& 101 requirement and the DSJ requirement).

Note: Not all sections of a course meet the DSJ requirement. Students should review the class information to ensure the class section includes “course attributes: meets diversity requirement.”

Visit the DSJ requirement webpage to view the current list of general education and technical courses that meet the requirement.

Students who have taken a DSJ class in a previous certificate or degree, do not have to take another DSJ class.

Total Program Credits: 107


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