Center of Academic Excellence 2-Year Information
Highline College was designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE2Y) in 2013 by the US Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency. The CAE2Y designation is awarded to community colleges that have established a high quality cybersecurity program and have mapped their AAS courses to two of the training standards—CNSS 4011 and 4013e—of the Committee on National Security Systems. BAS is mapped to the Knowledge Units and NICE Framework.
Network Security Engineer program graduates perform a wide variety of technical duties. In roles such as network administrator and network specialist, they maintain network hardware and software.
Web/Database Developer graduates design and create dynamic, data-driven websites for small to mid-size businesses. Highline works closely with industry to ensure that students gain the right skills.
The Data Recovery/Forensics Specialist program prepares graduates for entry-level positions in data recovery services at businesses, government, and law enforcement agencies.
Building mobile apps, architecting mobile strategies, and securing those devices are the top concerns facing the enterprises today. This degree will provide students the skill sets needed from development, Security, as well as hardware support.
Highline Community College’s Information Systems Project Coordinator program prepares you for an entry-level position as a supervisory/project manager in the I.T. field.
This program will equip students to be exposed to creating good quality content and utilizing effective online marketing strategies - SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and social media.
AA emphasis in CS will allow you to transfer to a 4-year school and pursue a bachelor program. AS Computer Science does include additional Math and Physics classes and geared towards specific 4-year schools.
AA with emphasis in CIS
AA emphasis in CIS will allow you to transfer to a 4-year school and pursue a bachelor program.
Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Cybersecurity and Forensics will give you a chance to build on your technical degree with upper-division coursework in a high-tech, high-demand area. Earning an applied bachelor's degree may help you make higher wages and prepare you for higher-level specialized technical positions. The skill set may also prepare you to later move into a managerial position.