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Information Security Analyst Associate of Science (AS)

About the Program

The Information Security Analyst Associate of Science degree prepares apprentices for an entry-level career in Cybersecurity covering a wide array of professions such as Cybersecurity Engineer, Security Administrator as well as Security Architect. This program also prepares the apprentices for the fast paced changes in cybersecurity technologies as they emerge in the industry to assure a well prepared graduate for the market place.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities include, but are not limited to, Information Security Analyst, Cyber Security Architect, IT Security Analyst, Security Specialist

Required Core: (35 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
APIS 51 CompTIA's A+ Certification Computer Technician 4
APIS 52 Networking Fundamentals 3
APIS 53 Network Security; CompTIA Security + Certification 3
APIS 54 Red Hat Linux Administration I 3
APIS 55 Digital Forensics Fundamentals 3
APIS 56 Cisco CCNA2/3 Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (SRWE) 3
APIS 94 Occupational Work Experience - Information Security Analyst Apprenticeship 16
Total Units for the Major: 35

Program-Based General Education: (3 Units)

Course Number Course Title Units
CIS 50 Introduction to Computing Information Technology 3

Program-Based GE required if a student uses the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Science (AS) Degree.

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.