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Chemeketa Center for Cybersecurity

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 Associate of Applied Science 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 & Events
    Winter 2024 Registration time!!
    Please meet with your Cybersecurity advisor to discuss your next terms schedule. 


  • 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
  • Hazel Yamada

    Hazel Yamada, CEH
    Part Time Instructor, Computer Information Systems

    Hazel is a part time instructor in the CIS department with over a decade of professional IT experience. Prior to becoming a member of the CIS faculty Hazel worked in the Chemeketa IT department where they 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.

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