Associate in Applied Science

In this Associate’s degree program, students are introduced to the skills and strategies needed to plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization's computer networks and systems. Students will learn networking and network security skills using server, infrastructure and perimeter technologies working in Linux operating systems, Cisco infrastructure and perimeter devices, and Microsoft operating systems.
Learners in this program acquire the following skills:

This degree program transfers into Eastern Michigan University’s Information Assurance & Cybersecurity undergraduate program. For the student either deferring or not desiring transfer, sufficient skills are acquired to qualify the learner for an entry-level position in network administration or information security.

For the working professional, many courses in this program are available online.

Students completing this program are also eligible to receive Principles of Cybersecurity (CTCYS) certificate.

This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.


Washtenaw Community College has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. We are extremely pleased to receive this acknowledgment and will continue our commitment to providing a comprehensive cybersecurity education to our students.
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