Computer Security and Network Technology


Students in the Computer Security and Network Technology program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) gain skills to build a successful career in the computer technical support industry. This hands-on 15-month program covers a wide variety of IT training, including troubleshooting physical and virtual networks, operating systems and data security. Students will train for today and tomorrow's Information Technology (IT) challenges and learn what it takes to build a successful career in the growing, in-demand field of IT. 

New Evening Hybrid Program Coming Fall 2019!

Coming this fall quarter, new evening, hybrid program in the Computer Security and Network Technology department! The program is part-time in the evening and will allow students that work daytime jobs the flexibility to take evening courses to complete their CSNT AAS degree. The program is the exact replica of the daytime classes and will require three years to complete.

CSNT courses will be offered 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., two nights per week in an 80/20 hybrid format. This format is LWTech's signature hands-on approach with a lot of opportunity to work on projects in the computer labs. Students will study computer hardware, operating systems, network protocols, server administration, virtualization using Amazon’s AWS, and cybersecurity.

Class Schedule

Check out the Class Schedule for the first courses offered this fall as part of the hybrid/evening program and get started today!

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 or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student might be required to complete may increase the program length.

View the 2020 Winter Quarter Schedule

Learn from Industry Experts

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:

  • Have the opportunity to earn CompTIA A+ and Network+ Certifications, which can lead to more opportunities and higher salaries.
  • Train on the latest technology and systems.
  • Enjoy small class sizes and hands-on learning.
  • Obtain sought-after tech support skills that are in demand in a variety of work environments.

Transfer Opportunities

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

Career Opportunities

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 and Seattle are centers of high-tech growth, which create local opportunities for careers in IT.


 Scholarship Opportunities

Admission Requirement

Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.

Computer Repair Workshop

The Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) Computer Security and Network Technology (CSNT) program offers a labor-free computer repair service. This service is available to all LWTech students and employees.