Corrinne Sande | Technology Department Chair
360.383.3552 | csande@whatcom.ctc.edu | BKR 125

Welcome to Whatcom's Cybersecurity Center

Whatcom Community College (WCC) has developed a Cybersecurity Center to provide access to Information Security and Information Assurance (IA) resources. 

Academic options at WCC include the Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree, certificates, and stand alone courses that prepare students for positions in the information security field. WCC also offers an Associate of Applied Science - Transfer degree in Cybersecurity. The transfer options include the new Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information System Security at Western Washington University. To learn more about Western's CISS degree refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document found here.

WCC is also the only community college in Washington State certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) to map its courses to the 4011 and 4013E standards. In Fall 2013, WCC was named the lead institution of CyberWatch West Center, a regional cybersecurity education consortium formed to address the shortage of information security professionals. CyberWatch West is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Information on the National IA Education and Training Program (NIETP), which oversees Information Assurance education standards, can be found here: National Information Assurance Education and Training Program (NIETP).


KGMI - The Whatcom Report

October 13, 2013 - Host Bill Gorman talks with Whatcom Community College's Corrinne Sande (CIS Program Coordinator) and Janice Walker (Workforce Education Director) about the CyberWatch West Center and cybersecurity education.

WCC Awarded $500,000 to Build Capacity for Cybersecurity Education

WCC recently received a three-year, $500,000 Capacity Building CyberSecurity grant from...

CAE2Y Designation Awarded to WCC

WCC is one of only 24 colleges designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE2Y)

WCC Awarded NSF Grant to support CyberWatch West Center

WCC is a member of CyberWatch, a consortium of...

Cybersecurity Camps for High School Students

In July 2011, WCC was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to host...

Video: Whatcom CIS Students in Action

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