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Computer Science

Information security is all about keeping businesses up and running in the Real World by protecting data from unauthorized access. In today’s technology-based world, protecting data from being stolen, infiltrated, or corrupted is vital.

If you like computers and want to work “behind the scenes” in the information security field, then you’ll love what an education at Western Technical College can offer you.

Our Associates of Applied Science degree in Computer Science will provide you the training and certifications you need to work as the “gate keeper” in this fast paced and evolutionary industry.

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Flexible Schedules: We know life can be hectic and that is why we offer three flexible schedules to choose from. Attend classes around what works best for you and choose from day, afternoon or evening classes and complete your training in just 23 months!

Hybrid Program: Our Computer Science Program is a hybrid program that combines the elements of traditional face to face learning with the flexibility of online learning. 50 – 80 percent of your training will be in the classroom and the rest will be spent online. You’re virtually getting the best of both worlds!

Internship Opportunities: Before you graduate, the time will come for you to put the skills you learned in the classroom and apply them in a Real World setting! As an Intern, you will have the opportunity to work hands on in a professional environment, network with other professionals in your field, explore different careers, and build your resume. You will have a dedicated Internship Coordinator that will personally work with you and many of our industry partners to provide you the exposure and experience you need to get ready for the Real World.

Certifications: Western Tech is a CompTIA, Cisco Networking, Microsoft, and Palo Alto Academy Partner. You will be eligible to test for professional certifications such as:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Pen Test+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • FOA-Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT)
  • Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Associate (PCCSA)

CompTIA Authorized Partner Badge


Field Service Technician
Help Desk Technician
IT Coordinator
IT Specialist
IT Technician
Network Administrator
Network Specialist
Network Technician
Security Specialist
Server Administrator
System Administrator
Technical Support Specialist


Equipped for Your Success

Network Devices (Routers, Switches, Wireless Access Points, etc.)
Network Cable routing and termination
NICs (network interface cards)
Hard drives (SATA, E-SATA, SCSI, SAS, NAS, SAN, SSD and external)
Servers (Windows, SQL, Exchange, Web, Linux)
Virtual software (VirtualBox, VMWare, Hyper-V)
Installation software (Operating Systems, System Software)

Additional Program and Outcomes Details

Additional Program and Outcomes Details can be found on our disclosures page.