Associate in Applied Science - Information Technology
Bachelor of Applied Science - Cybersecurity
Certificate - Advanced Cyber Defense
Spokane Falls Community College
Certificate - Basic Cyber Defense
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Spokane Falls Community College offers an Associates of Applied Science degree in Information Technology. Are you a technology buff? Are you always looking at the latest, greatest products to hit the market? Do you enjoy learning and problem solving? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might make a great information technology professional.
Our Associates in Applied Science degree is designed for students interested in areas such as systems security analysis, countermeasures, cloud-based computing and systems, and platforms and network technologies.
Throughout your academic journey, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in local cyber competitions, engage in the Public Infrastructure security Cyber Education Systems (PISCES), and apply for internships with regional industry partners.
New students can begin this course of study in either the Fall or Winter quarter. Our winter quarter start is an online-only start. All classes a mixture of theoretical perspectives and hands-on experience with the latest technology.
SFCC offers a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in cybersecurity, a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in information technology with an emphasis in cybersecurity, as well as stackable one-quarter certificates in cybersecurity.
After applying for admission to SFCC, the next step for admission into the BAS program is to complete the BAS application. Please see the link below for the application, and reach to our Curriculum Advisor if you have questions.
SFCC offers extra support and career development to students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math programs through MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement).
You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the requirements for the AAS degree in Information Technology – Cyber Operations Emphasis.
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Information Technology-Cyber Defender AAS map
Total Credits: 90
Vicki was born and raised on a large commercial farm in Napa, California. She was able to combine her farm knowledge and love of science when she studied at California State Polytechnical Institute in San Luis Obispo with a major in Dairy Science. She has worked in the SFCC Admissions & Registration office for 20 years. During this time, she had the opportunity to serve students from application to completion and beyond.
Vicki joined the Computing, Math, and Science Division as a Guided Pathway Specialist in 2022. She is passionate about STEM, pathways and dedicated to helping students achieve their goals by meeting them where they are.
When off-campus, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and reading. She is proud of her 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law who attended CCS.
I joined SFCC in April 2023 as the Information Technology and Cybersecurity Program Coordinator. Prior to this I worked with Providence Health and Services as a Clinical Informatics Virtual Educator. I trained new hires and supported end users in the use of the electronic medical record system. There I had the opportunity to work with people across widely varied roles and backgrounds in the field of healthcare. My educational background includes a BS in Chemistry from the University of Idaho and a Certificate of Applied Health Informatics from the University of Providence.
I am very excited to have joined the staff here at SFCC and look forward to working with faculty and staff to support our students in achieving the excellent education that SFCC is known for.
Janae graduated with a biology education degree from Washington State University in 2011. To explore more about the science world, she enrolled in a Masters program at WSU. While Janae is forever grateful for the lab experience, her thoughts were always with the students she was working with and thus her love for education was confirmed. Janae earned her Masters in Bioinformatics in 2014 and started as a lab technician at SFCC in 2015. She moved up to Director of MESA in 2018 and strives to grow the inner professional in all students.
Rick Dubois has over 30 years of experience working and training in the computer industry. Starting as a data base administrator for a local manufacturing firm, he then became the system administrator for the local franchise of a national education firm. Rick is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and has trained hundreds of local Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers. Rick spent several years traveling the United States of America as a contract trainer for Dell on their Compellent Storage Area Network system. Rick is currently a tenured instructor at SFCC.
Mark Neufville has over 20 years of IT industry experience working for the United States Marine Corps, Gonzaga University IT department, Microsoft Corporation including the last 6 years as a college instructor. He is passionate about information technology/security. He has a MEd from Eastern Washington University Adult Education a BS in Technology, BS Information System Security, AAS Information Technology Computer Network Systems, AAS Information Technology Network Security and a Certificate in Computer. Forensics Network Security currently perusing a Masters in Cybersecurity from GCU.
Ideal candidates will already have an AA or AAS degree and are looking to advance their career with a bachelor's degree.
Don't have a degree, but lots of job experience in the field? Take a look at our Prior Learning Assessment program that offers credit for your industry, military and personal experience. For more information about PLA, please contact SFCC.BAS@sfcc.spokane.edu
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Program Coordinator Information Technology and Cybersecurity