IT Security - Northwest Campus, Surprise

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. 111003


Course Objective: The IT Security program focuses on the foundational principles of securing computer networks and managing risk. Important topics covered are manage networks, ethical hacking defense, troubleshooting Linux OS, administering Microsoft, and mitigating security risks.

Description:  The program is 600 clock hours.

Competencies to be achieved: To be prepared to test for the certification exams and/or be employment ready. It is encouraged that students test as they are ready versus waiting until completion of the program.


Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):

$5,800 + 232 to 2,000: this depends on how many and which certifications they choose/want to take


Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition): None


Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition): None


WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:

Name:  Lizeth Fils-Aime


Phone number: 623-738-0034


Direct Website link to the program:


Additional information:

  • Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation:

Must be able to pass a background check.


  • Other requirements needed:


Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website): provided on website


Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)

  • Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)

Yes or No: Yes

Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization:  MAG – Maricopa Association of Governments


  • Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)

Yes or No: Yes

Career Pathway: Information Technology


  • Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)

 Yes or No (Explain):  Yes, education provided can be applied anywhere


  • Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited,  not the test or school)

Yes or No:  Yes

 Accrediting Agency and link to website: Council on Occupational Education,


Credential Attainment Rate: New Program, Credential Attainment Rate not available. 


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Western Maricopa Education Center

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

13201 West Grand Avenue, Surprise

Local WIB

7 - ARIZONA@WORK - Maricopa County

Name of Credential

Certificate of Program Completion, CompTIA A+, Linux+, Cisco CCNA, CompTIA Security+, MCSA

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS Loans


Refund Policy

If Student withdraws or is terminated from the program during any of the following specified scheduled hours, the student will be obligated to the school for the entire cost of any books, lab fees, supplies purchased by the student from the school for use, and the following corresponding percentage of the tuition: Scheduled hours: 1-9% = no charge; 10-19% = 10%; 20-29% = 20%; 30-39%= 30%; 40%+ = 100%

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Testing/Exam Fees

$1,000.00 Students can test as they successfully complete courses that prepare them for the various, specific certifications. Testing scheduling and payment for certifications exams is to third party agency:

Graduation Fees


In-State/District Tuition


Registration Fee

$200.00 $50 Application Fee $150 Admission Fee

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$1,200.00 Licenses for required instructional aids and lab usage

Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

15-1232.00Computer User Support Specialists
$23.93 per hour
Required Certification: CompTIA, A+, Security, Network +

Provider Status



5487 N. 99th Ave, Glendale, Arizona 85305

Phone Number

(623) 738-0034

Fax Number

(623) 738-0025

Web Address

Last Updated

Mar 14, 2024


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