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. 

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.


Future Tech Stars

Low-income students in this program who are eligible for the Pell Grant or State Need Grant have an opportunity to apply for up to $5,000 a year in scholarships. Check out Future Tech Stars to learn more.

Other 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. 

Gainful Employment

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 require institutions to report aggregated information for students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). These regulations include the disclosure of tuition and fees, books and supplies, on-campus room and board, number of students completing the program, median student loan debt, and job placement rates which must be available to all prospective students. Below lists disclosures for Title IV eligible certificates offered within this academic program. Please visit LWTech's Gainful Employment page for more details.