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Networking & Cyber Security


Earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Computer Information Systems - Networking in as little as two years or begin your higher education with a technical certificate in networking and cyber security. 

As you progress through NWACC's networking program, you'll develop skills in analyzing and designing computer network requirements, and installing, configuring and troubleshooting hardware and software, as well as performing network maintenance and implementing local area networks (LANs).

You'll also be prepared to complete the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certificate exam and take the A+, CompTIA Network + and Security + certification exams. 

With a degree in networking, you may find employment opportunities as a computer technician, network administrator, help desk analyst, technology coordinator, computer network analyst, network installation technician and others.

Technology Recommendations

For the networking program, be sure to have a computer with the following specifications:

RAM 8 GB (minimum, more would be better)
Storage 500 GB
Graphic Needs NA


Academic Paths

NWACC offers a technical certificate in networking and cyber security and an AAS in computer information systems with the option of networking. View the courses required to earn a certificate or degree.

View the courses required to obtain a Technical Certificate in Networking and Cyber Security

View the courses required to obtain an AAS Computer Information Systems Option Networking