CIS and cybersecurity program student activities
CIS and cybersecurity students take advantage of several experiences to enhance training and improve professional development.
- Students in the CIS program participate annually in the Pacific Rim Cyberdefense Competition. Click here to view a short film of the first competition held in 2008.
- Students also participate in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.
- The student-run IT Professional's help desk is a free service provided by CIS students, under the direction of CIS faculty, to anyone on Whatcom's campus. CIS students diagnose, troubleshoot and problem solve a wide variety of desktop and laptop issues.
- IT Professionals of Tomorrow is the student club for anyone interested in the field of information technology. The club meets regularly throughout the quarter.
- Once students begin the CIS program, they gain access to a variety of technology resources, including:
Attn.: All second year AAS-T cybersecurity students
Apply now if you plan to start Western Washington University's (WWU) Computer and Information Systems Security (CISS) program in fall 2015.
- To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
- Apply to WWU online.
- Apply to the CISS program.
Applications are still being accepted!
For assistance and/or to receive future updates about Western's CISS program contact Jenny Hebert, WWU Special Projects Manager, (360) 650-7780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New options for cybersecurity degree classes
Starting spring 2014, cybersecurity students have the option of taking two of these four classes:
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WCC offers degree pathway in cybersecurity!
WCC received a three-year, $500,000 Capacity Building CyberSecurity grant from the Scholarship for Service program at the National Science Foundation.
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What are the standards to be successful in the CIS and cybersecurity programs?
Students of Whatcom's CIS and cybersecurity program must earn a grade of at least 2.0 (C) in each program course to earn the associates degree.
Cybersecurity students wishing to apply to be accepted into Western Washington University's Computer and Information Systems Security bachelor degree program must first earn the AAS-T degree in cybersecurity with at least a 2.5 GPA.
What is CyberWatch West?WCC is the lead institution of CyberWatch West, a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies that is focused on building and maintaining a stronger information security/assurance workforce. CyberWatch West is a consortium of 62 institutions (and growing) with a regional, west coast focus. CyberWatch West is funded by the National Science Foundation.
What is CyberWatch?WCC is a member of CyberWatch, a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses, and government agencies that is focused on building and maintaining a stronger information security/assurance workforce. In addition, CyberWatch is committed to improving the quality and increasing the awareness of information security/assurance in the education and business communities. CyberWatch is funded by the National Science Foundation.