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Networking & Cybersecurity

Networking & Cybersecurity

An Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology-Networking is one of the fastest paths to a well-paying career in networking and cybersecurity. In just two years, you’ll build skills to design, install, implement and secure computer networking resources.

Two students in the Networking and Cybersecurity program work on Cisco equipment at a Johnson County Community College fully equipped lab.

What will I learn?

You’ll learn network operations and product-specific requirements for Windows, Linux and Cisco systems. Classes in systems administration, networking and cybersecurity will build your toolkit as an IT professional. General education classes give you the broad education employers value.

Train in a virtual work environment and collaborate with your colleagues in fully equipped labs.  The skills and knowledge you’ll develop will prepare you for a career that’s in high demand within a rapidly growing field.


Employers recruit students directly from JCCC because they know they will find the talent and skills they need. We offer an active job board and opportunities for job shadowing and internships.

You’ll get top resources for minimum cost. Choose from online and evening classes designed for flexibility. You can attend full or part time. Pick the class times and formats that best fit your busy schedule.

The JCCC Information Technology Advisory Board provides real-world insight for a stronger classroom and networking experience.

Can I get a job?

Networking and cybersecurity are among the country’s fastest growing fields, with an estimated increase of about 28 percent through 2026. Jobs in high demand include such entry-level positions as:

Starting salaries vary based on experience and education, with plenty of room for growth and mobility. You can further your education by transferring to a four-year school. Talk with an academic counselor about your transfer options.

What  does it cost?

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.

To further support cyber defense in education, the Information Technology-Networking program created the JCCC Cyber Center. 

Access Cyber Center Resources


JCCC is a member of the National Cyberwatch Center, which assists in creating accurate, current curriculum. You can also join their student organization.

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