Computer Network Administration and Security Management, AS

Business Division
Degree S0701

Computer Network Administration and Security Management is a two-year program leading to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. It prepares individuals for employment in the computer/information technology field in such areas as network administrator and security management administrator.

The curriculum is intended to help students develop skills to design, administer and manage the heterogeneous corporate network with security emphasis. The courses examine and illustrate network security with various industry-leading network operating systems. Individual courses will assist students in preparing for related industry certification exams.

The main objective of the degree is to prepare students for employment following graduation. Students wishing a bachelor’s degree should meet with a counselor or advisor for choices to transfer to available CSU joint degree programs.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Core Courses
CISN 11Telecommunications Networking 3
CISN 11LTelecommunications/Networking Laboratory 0.5
CISN 24Window Server Network and Security Administration 3
CISN 24LWindow Server Network and Security Administration Laboratory 0.5
CISN 51Cisco CCNA Networking and Routing 3
CISN 51LCisco CCNA Networking and Routing Laboratory 0.5
CISS 21Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures 3
CISS 21LNetwork Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures Laboratory 0.5
CISS 23Network Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems 3
CISS 23LNetwork Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems Laboratory 0.5
CISS 25Network Security and Firewalls 3
CISS 25LNetwork Security and Firewalls Laboratory 0.5
CISS 29CNASM Service Learning 1
Required Electives
Choose one lecture or one combination lecture/lab course from the following:1-4
Computer Information Systems
Windows Operating System
Linux Operating System
and Linux Operating System Laboratory
Linux Networking and Security
and Linux Networking and Security Laboratory
Programming in Visual Basic
and Programming in Visual Basic Laboratory
Programming in Java
and Programming in Java Laboratory
Programming in C++
and Programming in C++ Laboratory
Programming in C#
and Programming in C# Laboratory
Principles of Information Systems Security
Operating Systems Security
Cyber Defense
Total Units23-26

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Explore Your Future in Network Administration and Security Management

The Guided Pathway of Study grid below offers a semester by semester plan for achieving the AS Degree in Computer Network Administration & Security Management as recommended by content Faculty Members and Counselors. This Guided Pathway of Study assumes the student is able to take 12-15 units per semester.

If the number of units you are able to take are fewer than 12-15 per semester, or you are eligible for English other than English 1A,  and Math other than Math 71, please make an appointment with a counselor who will assist you with developing your personal Guided Pathway of Study for this degree. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Units
CISB 11 Computer Information Systems 3.5
CISN 11 Telecommunications Networking 3
CISN 11L Telecommunications/Networking Laboratory 0.5
MATH 71 Intermediate Algebra 5
 Units12
Intersession 1
Recommended AREA D Social Sciences General Education course here 1 3
 Units3
Semester 2
CISN 24 Window Server Network and Security Administration 3
CISN 24L Window Server Network and Security Administration Laboratory 0.5
CISN 51 Cisco CCNA Networking and Routing 3
CISN 51L Cisco CCNA Networking and Routing Laboratory 0.5
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4
 Units11
Intersession 2
Recommended AREA E Lifelong Learning General Education course here 1 3
 Units3
Second Year
Semester 1
CISS 21 Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures 3
CISS 21L Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures Laboratory 0.5
CISS 23 Network Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems 3
CISS 23L Network Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems Laboratory 0.5
Recommended AREA C1 Arts General Education course here 1 3
Recommended AREA B1 Physical Science General Education course here 1 3
 Units13
Intersession 1
Recommended AREA D Social Sciences General Education course here 1 3
 Units3
Semester 2
CISS 25 Network Security and Firewalls 3
CISS 25L Network Security and Firewalls Laboratory 0.5
Recommended AREA C2 Humanities General Education course here 1 3
CISS 29 CNASM Service Learning 1
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4
Recommended KIN (Activity) course here 2 1
 Units12.5
Intersession 2
Recommended Elective course here (if needed to reach 60 units) 3
 Units3
 Total Units60.5
1

This degree requires the completion of sixty (60) degree appropriate units. At least 24 units are required from General Education Areas A through E with a grade of "C" or better. See GE Area course requirements.  

2

 Physical Well-Being Requirement: Complete at least one of the physical education activity courses with the following prefixes: DNCE, KINA, KINF, KINI, KINL, KINS, KINX with a grade of “C” or better or “CR”. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:

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