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Cybersecurity and Network Administration Associate of Science (AS)

About the Program

The Associate of Science in Cybersecurity and Network Administration degree was developed in conjunction with our local national labs and industry partners to provide students with a solid background in the fields of Computer Networking and Cybersecurity. The focus on Cybersecurity will provide the student with many of the important skills needed for an entry-level career in Cybersecurity. The courses provide an overview of the entire field. Topics covered will include Cisco Security, Windows Operating System security, Linux security, firewalls, cloud computing, security policies and procedures, e-mail & web security, and designing and building a secure computer network.

Career Opportunities

Students who complete the Associate of Sciences in Network Security and Administration degree will be prepared for careers in: Network Specialist/Technician/Engineer, Systems Specialist/Technician/Engineer, Microsoft Specialist/Technician/Engineer, Cisco Specialist/Technician/Engineer, Information Security Specialist, Cybersecurity Specialist, IT Specialist Information Security, IT Security Specialist/Consultant, Information Technology Specialist information Security, Incident Analyst/Responder, IT Auditor, Cyber Crime Analyst/Investigator, Cybersecurity Specialist/Technician, Cyber Risk Analyst, Cybersecurity Analyst, Cybersecurity Consultant, Information Security Consultant, Penetration & Vulnerability Tester, Cybersecurity Manager/Administrator, Cybersecurity Engineer, Cybersecurity Architect.

Required Core: (37 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
CNT 51 CompTIA's A+ Certification Computer Technician 4
CNT 52 Networking Fundamentals 3
CIS 66 Networking Fundamentals 3
CNT 55 MCSA I Windows Server Installation, Storage, and Compute 3
CNT 68 Digital Forensics Fundamentals 3
CNT 69 Network Security; CompTIA Security + Certification 3
CNT 7285 Cloud Infrastructure: CompTIA Cloud+ Certification 3
CNT 7401 Red Hat Linux Administration I 3
CS 41 Red Hat Linux Administration I 3
CNT 7501 Ethical Hacking 3
CNT 8001 Cisco CCNA1/3 Introduction to Networks (ITN) 3
CNT 8002 Cisco CCNA2/3 Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (SRWE) 3
CNT 8003 Cisco CCNA3/3 Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation v7.0 (ENSA) 3
CIS 43 Professional Communications 3
CNT 43 Professional Communications 3
CS 43 Professional Communications 3

Total Units for the Major: 37

The Associate Degree is conferred upon those students who complete the required 60 or more semester units of the degree pattern with a grade-point average of 2.0 or better, of which 12 units must be earned at Las Positas College. In addition, students must complete a General Education pattern in order to earn a degree: see the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Science (AS) Degree, California State University General Education-Breadth, or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program, the optional course(s) taken, and the GE pattern selected. Elective units are degree applicable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.