Everett Community College Computer Information Systems department offers several degree and certificate options for students seeking to start, or enhance, a career in Information Technology. Most of our courses include industry certification such as Microsoft Technical Associate-IT, CompTIA A+, Linux Essentials, Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEHv9). We are a Cisco Networking Academy, VMware Academy, and a CompTIA Testing Center.
We also offer course credit, based upon prior learning, military and job experience, which can accelerate already knowledgeable students into a higher level IT coursework, and expedites entrance into the job market.
Our graduates find employment in IT support roles in the information technology, manufacturing, healthcare, and public sectors. Recent graduates are currently working at Microsoft, The Boeing Company, Providence Healthcare, and Umbra-Cuscinetti.
Degrees, Transfers, and Certificates
Computing Technician Certificate
- This certificate option can be achieved in two or three quarters and provides students with the fundamentals of operating systems, networking, security, and computer hardware and troubleshooting. Completing this certificate results in four industry certifications and prepares students for entry level help desk positions.
Systems Specialist Certificate
- This certificate option requires completion of the Computing Technician Certificate and additionally provides advanced courses in Windows server, Linux, network applications, and ethical hacking. Completing this certificate results in two industry certifications with an option for a third.
Networking Specialist Certificate
- This certificate option requires completion of the Computing Technician Certificate and additionally provides four courses in Cisco Certified Networking Associate: Routing and Switching series. Completing this certificate results in a high value CISCO networking credential preferred by employer for network administrators.
Information Technology ATA
- The Information Technology Associate in Technical Arts degree is two year program designed to prepare students for multiple aspects of the IT job market. The varied subject matter allows students to gain configuration and management experience for the most common technologies covering operating systems, hardware, networking, and security. This degree is ideal for students seeking to enter the job market with a diverse set of skills in demand by regional employers.
Information Technology AAS-T
- The Information Technology AAS-T degree is a two year degree with a direct transfer option into Central Washington’s ITAM bachelors program. Students will take a core subset of IT and technology related courses along with general education courses for a minimum of 90 credits, maximum of 105 credits transferable to CWU and other institutions offering four year IT degrees. CWU also provides a concurrent enrollment option for IT students who have not yet completed 60 credits at EvCC.
The Computer Information Systems department offers a wide variety of educational benefits to students including knowledgeable instructors with years of industry experience, an open lab staffed with tutors, access to Dreamspark for free education copies of Microsoft software, and access to VMware academy for free education copies of VMware products. Additionally, most of our courses are aligned with an industry certification which is included within the course
Our program also includes a required internship. We have partnerships with local business and government IT departments to offer competitive internship opportunities to our students. These placements can lead to full time employment or provide needed experience for job placement after graduation.
College wide, students work to achieve the Everett Community College Core Learning Outcomes. All Workforce Training Programs prepare students to be job ready: technically competent, ethically grounded, and skilled in collaboration and workplace norms. Students in Computer Information Systems work toward these Program Outcomes.