Information Technology Certficate

it & cybersecurity certificates

Why get a certificate? To learn new skills and understand new concepts, to refresh and formalize the skills you learned on your own, to start earning an AAS or BAS degree at Green River College, or to show your employer that you are committed to growing. Whether for personal or professional development, certificates are an easy and affordable way to level up your competencies.

  • Learn fundamentals  of IT and cybersecurity through carefully planned certificate courses
  • Stack the completed certificates and earn an Associates Degree in IT and Cybersecurity at GRC
  • Improve your growth potential at work
  • Understand databases, Cloud technology, scripting, Python, security fundamentals
  • Show commitment to your profession as you choose to expand your knowledge and interests
  • Prepare for industry certifications to increase earning potential and expand job opportunities
Why choose Green River College?
  • Experienced instructors who worked in the field and know the industry
  • Hands-on applied learning using the latest technologies
  • Small class sizes and dedicated faculty who care about your success
  • Diverse student cohorts - career change, continuing education, high school grads, veterans
  • Day and online classes available with full-time or part-time scheduling
  • Individualized, wrap-around support services, including career preparation
  • Campus resources to help you succeed
Not sure if the IT and Cybersecurity field is a good fit for you? Try it out with a certificate program. Start leveling up your career game today!

Cost of Attendance

Average certificate includes three classes of 5 credits each. Take all classes at once or out one-at-a-time.

The estimated cost of each certificate for Washington state residents is $1640 and inlcudes threee courses. Books and lab fees may be extra.  

The cost per one 5-credit class is $692 (tuition and student fees)

career opportunities and earnings

Foundational Certificates are designed to provide beginner knowledge and skills upon which to build further or to show familiarity with the concepts. With some prior work experience in the field or several foundational certificates you can start looking for work as support staff in entry-level positions in IT.

Potential Occupations: Computer Support Specialist, IT Help Desk Technician, Cybersecurity Analist

Average Pay Per the  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  is $26.69 to $56.14 an hour

Certificate Details & Requirements 

IT Security Fundamentals Certificate

IT Scripting Fundamentals Certificate

IT Foundations Certificate

IT Cloud Fundamentals Certificate

IT Fundamentals Certificate


Advanced certificate - associate degree or work experience required

IT Advanced Network Administration and Security Certificate


Got a question? 

Ask Niki Nelson, AAS and Certificate Program Manager 



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