Networking and Security

Would you like to turn your interest in computers or the internet into an exciting and profitable career where you build and maintain a computer network or ensure security? Specialists with these skills are in high demand.

Networking and IT security professionals are indispensable in keeping computer networks protected and running smoothly and users safe. They wire offices for high-speed broadband, install and maintain firewalls, monitor security software, support desktop users, and build out custom networks.

Our Networking and Security program can train you to perform tasks associated with network administration and security, computer networks and data communications, and information and data security. Depending on your path, this program can prepare you for the following industry certification exams: Cisco CCNA & CCNP, CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Microsoft, VMware, Amazon Web Services, and IT Help Desk.

If you’re ready to launch a new career in IT security or computer networks — or boost your current one — enroll in our Networking and Security program and make it happen today!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

GateWay provides two educational paths to complete a credential in the Networking and Security industry, both of which provide you with the knowledge and skills to be successful and enter the job market quickly.

As a GateWay Community College student in this field, you are able to start your bachelor's degree at a significant savings. Through partnerships with our state universities, you are able to transfer many of your credits earned at GateWay. 

New Fall 2023 Academy Offerings 

Designed with students' busy lives in mind, these programs offer a predictable Mon/Tues/Wed evening schedule, allowing you to balance your real-life commitments. With two classes per eight-week block and consistent time formats throughout the first year (Fall, Spring, and Summer), you can efficiently plan your life while earning two certificates toward your aligned AAS degree. Don't miss out on this opportunity to pursue your passion for technology and enhance your career prospects.

Fall 2023 Code Academy Classes (full course list)

CIS105 Survey Computer Info Systems
CIS126DL LINUX Operating System
CIS133DA Internet/Web Dev Lev I
CIS166AA Introduction to Javascript

Fall 2023 Cybersecurity Academy Classes (full course list)

CIS126DL LINUX Operating System
CNT140AB Intro to Networks
CNT150AB Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials
MST150WT Install and Config Windows 10

Review the course requirements for complete details. Work with an advisor regarding pathways to transfer credits to one of the state universities. 

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Program Locations

Washington Campus 

Program Tuition Estimates*

Associate in Applied Science in Network and Systems Administration: $6,247
Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity:  $6,247 
Certificate of Completion in Microsoft  Desktop Associate: $2,923
Certificate of Completion in Linux Associate: $1,077
Certificate of Completion in Red Hat Linux Administrator: $1,077
Certificate of Completion in Red Hat Linux Engineer: $1,077
Certificate of Completion in Linux System Administration: $1,077
Certificate of Completion in Cisco Network Administration: $2,332

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.


Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.