Networking Infrastructure Technology Security Support Certificate | Cascadia College

Networking Infrastructure Technology – Security Support



Area of Interest:

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Program Length:

25 College-level Credits


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Coursework may be completed through a combination of web-enhanced (face-to-face), hybrid, and online modes, though not every course is offered in the same modality each quarter. Specific courses may be offered at certain times of the year. Consult the current Class Schedule.


Many courses at Cascadia College have placement prerequisites for reading, writing, and math ability. The courses that you will place into determine how you progress through your pathway and how long your degree will take. There are a variety of ways to find your English and Math placement level.

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Math Notes:

NO math placement or completion required for NIT certificates.


If you have any questions about this pathway, contact: Erika Miller at

Planning Your Courses: 

Dedicated Academic Advisor: Students in the Web Application Programming Technology Program have access to a dedicated IT academic advisor. Your advisor will help you develop the skills to make academic and career pathway decisions. Through advising, your advisor will support you to make connections between academic interests, long term goals, and career opportunities. The IT advisor will assist with education planning, internship and career planning, and graduation processes.

The Annual Course Planning Guide shows Cascadia’s tentative plan for classes and the quarters in which they are offered. It is intended for planning purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee of class offerings. Actual quarterly sections may be changed, added, or removed. Students should use the Searchable Quarterly Class Schedule to see up to date class offerings.


0-25 credits

  • IT-OPS 101 Desktop Support Technician    
  • IT-OPS 102 Network Fundamentals
  • IT-OPS 145 Security Essentials 
  • IT-OPS 170 Linux Administration 
  • IT 220 Elements of Project Management 

Transfer Opportunities: 

Associate of Applied Science – (Networking Infrastructure Technology)

With a degree in Networking Infrastructure Technology from Cascadia, you will be prepared to design, roll out, and maintain an organization’s hardware and software network infrastructure. Whether you are launching or rebooting your career, this degree will give you the experience and skills you need to find a job as an IT professional.  

Local Transfer Opportunities:

Cascadia College, Professional and Technical Programs

What is an AAS-T Degree?

An Associates of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree builds on the technical courses required for job preparation by including a college-level general education component.

The distinguishing characteristic of the AAS-T degree is a minimum 20 credits of general education drawn from the same list as those taken by students completing direct transfer associate’s degrees.

Important Considerations Regarding AAS-T Degrees

  • AAS-T degrees are designed for immediate employment and as preparation for applied bachelor of science degrees
  • AAS-T degrees are transferrable only when a receiving college or university has a special agreement in place with the specific college
  • AAS-T degrees are not accepted in transfer in preparation for bachelor of arts or bachelor of science programs.

Career Possibilities

Career possibilities from the certificate are based off of the assumption that students have existing experience or work history related to this field. Certificates may compliment or build upon existing work or veteran experience. For those without industry experience, a degree will yield best job placement outcomes. The program will prepare students for opportunities with city, county and federal agencies, private sector employers and non-profits in roles such as:

  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Technician
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Specialist
  • Systems Administrator

You can learn more about career possibilities related to your interests in this pathway through O*Net Online.  O*Net Online shares information about related careers, salary, skills related to the industry and more.

Connect with Erika Miller for assistance as you go through the process of planning career and future educational goals.

Some job opportunities may also exist in business corporations, non-profits, and Tribal Enterprises.

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