Networking & Cyber Security
About Networking & Cyber Security
Get hands-on experience with the tools and technology that drive our world as you build and secure computers and networks to solve the problems encountered by today’s IT professionals. You'll also develop leadership, team work, and communications skills that are essential for IT career success. Students emerge well prepared for professional work in PC support, security, networking, and systems management all while earning high school and college credit. Juniors may be eligible for LaunchU and earn an associate’s degree from GRCC with no debt!
- Participate in running and managing the class to learn how to collaborate with other people to accomplish a job.
- Build your professional skills by communicating clearly and with confidence.
- Learn to build, repair, and secure networks and computer systems
- Participate in our Cyber Patriots team
- Our program is a member of the Microsoft Academic Alliance, CompTIA Academic Partner, and The Cisco Academy
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Prepare for a High Demand Career Solve problems faced by real IT professionals and develop the teamwork and communication skills to stand out in the industry
Professional Certifications Get a head start on your career with with multiple networking, security and fundamental IT skills certifications
Earn College Credit Articulated credit with local colleges is available to eligible students who complete this program. Talk with your school counselor and instructor for more details.
Hear from Our Students and Partners
Current Student "I thoroughly enjoyed how this class prepares students for the real world, developing not only technical knowledge in class, but soft skills and basic career employability. Just one year of this class has already cleared up the overwhelming fog of confusion I had before coming to KCTC regarding my future and what direction I want to take in life."
Andrew Rozema, Department Head, Computer Information Systems, Grand Rapids Community College "KCTC students come to GRCC's CIS programs well prepared and ready to ROCK our classes. What's more, they usually come in with a bunch of college credits! That's great for the students, as they can get their degrees faster, and move on to the workforce, or to one of our four year college partners. They tend to be great students, and are a joy to have in our technology classes!"
Former Student This class provided me with great opportunities for both independent and hands-on group learning. Teamwork assignments were set up in such a way that the natural leaders could take the reigns and lead, and I appreciated that."
Nicholas Kuncaitis, Standard Computer Systems, Inc. "KCTC is a place where students can get exposed to many different technologies which they might find out in the career field, and are given opportunities to build on their career employment skills, through job interviews, group projects, and independent learning. There is also a strong focus to get students critical technology certifications, which will give them a great base for the careers they jump into, or the colleges they attend after high school. I have seen how it has greatly impacted students within the program, and really propels them towards finding a career they are interested in, as well as one that will support them financially. As a past graduate, this program's experience has sped up my career development, and I am further along in my career because of it."
Former Student I thoroughly enjoyed how this class prepares students for the real world, developing not only technical knowledge in class, but soft skills and basic career employability. Just one year of this class has already cleared up the overwhelming fog of confusion I had before coming to KCTC regarding my future and what direction I want to take in life."