Continuing Education at Green River College


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Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing career areas. This comprehensive program provides the knowledge and skills you need to excel in the ever-evolving IT landscape.


  • Increased career opportunities. Earn valuable industry-recognized certifications that open doors to new jobs and promotions.
  • Enhanced knowledge and skills. Gain in-depth understanding of critical IT concepts, preparing you for real-world challenges.
  • Confidence and competitiveness.  Stand out from the crowd with demonstrable expertise and qualifications.
  • Professional development, good for stacking industry credentials
  • Short-term training means getting to work faster, as opposed to waiting to complete an entire degree.
  • Target the skills you want to gain, so there is no lost time or money.

Who Should Attend:

  • IT professionals seeking to expand their skillset and advance their careers with short-term training.
  • Individuals with a basic understanding of computers who want to join the IT field.
  • Anyone who wants to enhance their cybersecurity awareness and personal online safety.
  • Adults who already have a degree and want to add new skills to their resume.
  • People who are in the cybersecurity field that need to update or upgrade their credentials.
  • Career changers who want a new career.

Why Attend Green River Continuing Education:

  • Green River Continuing Education is able to keep costs low on programs as a state educational system. Please see classes for individual costs. We include an e-book and exam voucher to each student upon enrollment. No extra costs!
  • Grand funded to reduce the cost of enrollment.
  • Programs are not burdened with extra classes and electives like a full degree or other programs.
  • Our instructors are industry professionals with current industry experience. They provide insight into the current needs of the cybersecurity industry.
  • Flexible learning in a convenient online format. Classes are live via Zoom with an instructor two nights a week.


Employment Outlook:

According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the demand for cybersecurity professionals is on the rise, driven by the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber threats across industries. Demand is high for people with certifications in current technology. You don’t have to have a college degree for employment.

The courses and certifications offered in the Green River College Continuing Education Cybersecurity program provide a solid foundation for entry into various roles of different levels, offering pathways to secure and well-paying positions.  

To view the current outlook at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics go to:

Here is a sample of current job outlooks from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • IT Support Specialist 
  • CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ 

Role Description: IT Support Specialists provide technical assistance to end-users, troubleshooting hardware and software issues.

Median Salary in Washington State: $57,040 per year (BLS, May 2020)

  • Security Analyst
  • CompTIA Security + 

Role Description: Security Analysts implement and manage security measures to protect an organization's information systems.

Median Salary in Washington State: $77,570 per year (BLS, May 2020)

  • Network Administrator  
  • CompTIA Network +

Role Description: Network Administrators configure and manage computer networks, ensuring smooth and secure data flow.

Median Salary in Washington State: $80,820 per year (BLS, May 2020)


Survey of the basics of hacking into systems, cybersecurity competitions, and red team, blue team, and purple teams. This class comes with a temporary subscription to TryHackMe, included in the price of the course. ...

A beginning course putting together and tearing down desktop computers. This class will go over the basics of installing Ram, CPU, and more. This class will also teach students the tools used for Desktop building, as well as how to search for and purchase parts to build your own computer. This class...

CompTIA IT Fundamentals is designed to help you learn more about the world of information technology (IT). In this class, you will learn foundational knowledge on computer hardware, software, networking, cybersecurity, troubleshooting, and emerging technologies. This class will prepare you for the C...

CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for establishing a career in IT, and it is the foundation of an IT career. A+ candidates are better prepared to troubleshoot and problem solve a wider variety of issues, ranging from networking and operating systems to mobile devices and security. Prerequisite inc...

CompTIA Network+ verifies that you have the essential knowledge and skills in networking to develop a career in IT infrastructure. It prepares candidates to support the network regardless of the platform, forming the foundation needed before specializing in a vendor solution. Learn how to troublesho...

CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career emphasizing hands-on practical skills, ensuring the security professional is better prepared to problem solve a wider variety of issues. Develo...

Personal Cyber Security is a brief beginner-friendly course to help you take steps in protecting yourself while using the internet, mobile devices, and wifi. This course will cover common attacks that individuals in the local community have experienced, teach users how to react under pressure, and g...

Got a Question

If you are seeking information about Continuing Education classes for IT/Cyber Security, such as the CompTIA training series, and other short-term training, contact the Program Manager of Cybersecurity for Continuing Education, Alex Ollivant ( or the Cyber Security Program Specialist, Jaritzy Esquivel (

Seeking a full degree at Green River College? For the AAS-T Cybersecurity program contact Niki Nelson (, or for the BAS Cybersecurity program contact Katie Markham (

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