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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Certificate - Intermediate Cyber Defense
Cybersecurity is all about protecting information and solving complex problems.
As technology continues to advance and proliferate in today's economy, so too has the need to defend it. Spokane Falls Community College offers a pair of programs designed to help you build technical skills and gain theoretical knowledge that directly applies to real-world problems companies are facing today.
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 in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Choose program map:
Information Technology-Cyber Defender AAS map
Cybersecurity BAS map
Advanced Cyber Defense certificate map
Basic Cyber Defense certificate map
Intermediate Cyber Defense certificate map
Total Credits: 90
You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
For an up-to-date list of all classes that satisfy the requirements for your degree or certificate, click here, then select the specific degree or certificate you are pursuing.
Kaila Inbody, Guided Pathways Curriculum Advisor Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
Kaila is thrilled to once again join the Spokane Falls community. As a former Running Start student, she was fortunate to get to experience the educational and social offerings of SFCC and the surrounding community. Since her time here as a student, she has earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Washington and a M.Ed. in School Counseling from Seattle Pacific University. Now that she is back in Spokane, she is so excited to get reacquainted with SFCC and see how it has grown since she was last here.
Kaila is happy to serve as the Curriculum Advisor and point of contact for students enrolled in programs within the STEM Pathway.
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.
Brady Nielsen has more than 20 years of full-time IT industry experience, including the last eight as an information security professional and six as a college instructor. He is passionate about information security, keeping his ties to the community by volunteering as an officer in the local ISSA chapter. He has an Master of Business Administration degree from Gonzaga University and a Master of Science in information assurance with a concentration in cybersecurity from Regis University.
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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