Students in the Computer Security and Network Technology (CSNT) program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) gain skills to build a successful career in the computer technical support industry. This hands-on two-year program covers a wide variety of Information Technology (IT) training, including troubleshooting physical and virtual networks, operating systems and data security.
LWTech CSNT students will train for today and tomorrow's IT challenges. They learn what it takes to build a successful career in the ever-growing, in-demand field of IT. LWTech CSNT students will train for today and tomorrow's IT challenges. They will learn what it takes to build a successful career in the ever-growing, in-demand field of IT. Other areas of study include the study computer hardware, operating systems, network protocols, server administration, virtualization using VMWare and Amazon’s AWS, and cybersecurity.
Starting Fall 2020, the CSNT program is moved to an evening hybrid format. CSNT students who work daytime jobs or have other commitments such as internships have more flexibility when enrolling in coursework toward their Associate of Applied Science degree.
The CSNT department has moved to remote work operations necessitated by COVID-19 and developed remote learning solutions for its students. Lab work is conducted on real LWTech systems via virtual private networks (VPNs), maintaining the hands-on ethos that CSNT is built upon. Students are therefore not required to install unknown or untrusted applications on any of their own devices.
With the hybrid format and the new learning platform, lectures and demonstrations are performed online, in real-time. This helps maintain the hands-on ethos that CSNT courses are built upon. Students have the opportunity to immediately interact with faculty and their fellow classmates during labs and class.
Students in the Computer Security and Network Technology program benefit from instructors with varied experience and expertise who enjoy bringing their real-world experience to the learning environment. Continuously developing curriculum is designed to meet industry needs.
Computer Security and Network Technology students at LWTech:
When you complete LWTech's Computer Security and Network Technology program, you will have the skills needed to secure employment as a service technician, computer operator, installer, trouble shooter, network technician, salesperson, help desk support, software technician, network administrators and many other well-paying jobs. Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Bothell, and Seattle are centers of high-tech growth, which create local opportunities for careers in IT.
Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.
At LWTech, we welcome all students as an open enrollment college and we are committed to your inclusion at the college. The Computer Security and Network Security program of study leads to an industry or specific employers that may require a full or partial background check as well as a drug test before you start the job.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Computer Security and Network Technology and an Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree. LWTech has CSNT AAS-T transfer articulation agreements with the many universities, including Western Washington University, Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, and more! For a full list of transfer/articulation agreements with other universities and in other programs, please see the Transferring from LWTech webpage.
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