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Johnson County Community College has been designated by the National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security (NSA/DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through academic year 2024.

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 will 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 directly from JCCC because they know they will find the talent and skills they need. Students can take advantage of 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.

Mazen Akkam, professor of Information Technology

"JCCC was selected by The American Association of Community Colleges for its MentorLinks: Advancing Technological Education program. MentorLinks pairs experienced mentors in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) with colleges seeking support. The JCCC team will be working with high schools and colleges in the area to advance students to various marketable skill levels in cybersecurity."

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, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, 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.

Download the Information Technology-Networking Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

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.