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Chemeketa Community College
Center for Cybersecurity

National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

Welcome to the Center for Cybersecurity at Chemeketa Community College located in Salem, Oregon. Chemeketa has developed a Cybersecurity Center to provide access to Information Security and Information Assurance resources.

  • Cybersecurity Associates Degree
    This degree focuses on cybersecurity and safety, computer forensics, ethical hacking, and routing and switching of networks. To develop the foundational skills in computing, you will take courses in digital literacy, programming, web design, operating systems, hardware, and networks. In your second year you will learn about server management, database management, data security, computer forensics, ethical hacking, routing and switching of networks, network systems management, security+, and computer architecture. You will also have the opportunity to complete cooperative work experience to gain experience that may help lead to a career path.

    Cybersecurity AAS Degree Plan (PDF)

  • News and Events

    Chemeketa is Officially a CAE Designated School! June 5, 2020

    Chemeketa Community College has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through academic year 2025 for the AAS in Computer Systems and Information Technology.

    Cybersecurity event at Salem Campus Oct. 24

    Faculty, staff and students are invited to a very special event on Thursday, October 24, at 1 pm in the Building 6 auditorium. Please visit this site for more information.

    Cybersecurity Awarenes

    Take a look at the Information Technology Deparments website on cybersecurity awareness. This site is both for facutly and students. Chemeketa IT Cybersecurity Awarness

    Financial Aid Approved - Cybersecurity AAS Degree!

    (September 10th, 2019) - Chemeketa CIS programs Cybersecurity degree has been approved for federal finacial aid!

    Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

    (November 16th, 2018) - Homeland Security has a new government agency for cybersecurity. CISA is responsible for protecting the Nation’s critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats. This mission requires effective coordination and collaboration among a broad spectrum of government and private sector organizations.

    Cybersecurity AAS Degree

    (November 6th, 2018) - Chemeketa is excited to have final approval of the new Cybersecurity associates degree! This degree will be offered starting Winter 2019. Please contact an advisor today for more information.
  • Resources

    Information on this page is for educational purposes only. Use at your own risk. Chemeketa, it's employees, partners, and associates make no guarantees and assume no responsibility for anything that may result from this information.
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  • Faculty
    • Mandy Reininger

      Mandy Reininger
      Instructor/Program Chair, Computer Information Systems
      Salem Bldg. 37, Rm. 124

      Mandy Reininger has 19 years of teaching computer information systems at the collegiate level. She is active college wide as a member of several committees including the Quality Online Instruction group and the Instructional Technology Advisory Group (iTAG). She has been the CIS program chair for the past 10 years. She is a member of the Oregon Council of Computing Chairs. She co-authored Digital Literacy through Chemeketa Press, the textbook currently is used for the CIS120 Digital Literacy course.

      • MS Information Systems Management, DeVry University
      • BA Communication, State University of New York Geneseo

      • MTA: Security Fundamentals (Microsoft)

      Certificate of Completion
      • Cybersecurity Professional development - 109 hrs (FEMA)
      • Database Design and Programming with SQL (Oracle Academy)
      • Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop I ED 2 LVC (Oracle University)
      • Oracle Database 11g: Administration Workshop II ED 2 LVC (Oracle University)

    • Don Kraus

      Don Kraus
      Instructor, Computer Information Systems
      Salem Bldg. 37, Rm. 123

      Don Kraus has 20 years of experience teaching Computer Information Systems courses at the collegiate level. His main interests in teaching are web-based software development, programming, and operating systems.

      • MSE Information Technology, Western Oregon University
      • BS Computer Science, Western Oregon University
      • BS Business, Western Oregon University

      • Certified Internet Web Instructor (CIW)
      • Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist (CIW)
      • E-Commerce Specialist (CIW)
      • Web Design Professional (CIW)

      Certificate of Completion
      • Community Preparedness for Cyber Incidents (FEMA)
      • Cybersecurity for everyone (FEMA)
      • Google Cloud Infrastructure (Google)

    • Jonathan Hiatt

      Jonathan Hiatt
      Instructor, Computer Information Systems
      Salem Bldg. 37, Rm. 125

      Jonathan Hiatt is a full-time educator and has over 15 years of experience as an application developer working in both the public and private sector for organizations such as the State of Oregon, SAIF Corporation, and Bi-Mart Corporation and can offer “real-world” insight and first-hand knowledge of the industry.

      • MS Computer Science, Colorado State University
      • BS Business Information Systems, Linfield College

    • Andrew Scholer

      Andrew Scholer
      Instructor/Program Chair, Computer Science
      Salem Bldg. 37, Rm. 123

      Andrew Scholer has been the Computer Science program chair at Chemeketa Community College for 7 years. He has taught computer science for 15 years in both high school and college. In addition to teaching, he has developed software platforms for web-based interactive student practice of computer science and programming topics.

      • MS Computer Science, University of Southern California
      • BS Cognitive Science with a specialization in computing, University of California, Los Angeles

    • Zachary Yamada

      Zachary Yamada, CEH
      Instructor, Computer Information Systems
      Salem Bldg. 37, Rm. 105

      Zachary joined the CIS department with over a decade of professional IT experience. Prior to becoming a member of the CIS faculty Zachary worked in the Chemeketa IT department where he filled numerous roles including systems administration team lead and information security team lead.

      • MS Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, Western Governors University.
      • BS Computer Science, University of Oregon.

      • Certifications
        • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker
        • EC-Council Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator
        • Linux Foundation Certified Systems Administrator