See Business Office Technology for specific Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
Networking, Security and System Administration
These degree programs prepare students for careers in computer networking or system administration and related fields. Upon completion, students may find entry level positions as computer support technicians, junior network administrators, junior system administrators, hardware technicians, data/voice/video cabling technicians, network project managers, designers/estimators or technical support personnel. The major prepares students to work as team members in an information technology group which designs, evaluates, tests, installs and maintains corporate networks. Preparation for the following industry certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, Microsoft Certified Technician (MCT) in Windows and Windows Server (active directory, network infrastructure and applications infrastructure), Linux Profession Institute Certification Level 2, Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH).
Computer Game Programmer
Computer Hardware Specialist
Computer Help Desk Technician
Computer Maintenance Technician
Computer Software Technician
Computer Support Specialist
Computer Systems Analyst1
Cyber Security Specialist
Information Systems Programmer1
Network Control Technician
Network Training and Support Specialist
Sales and Service
Technical Support Representative
Telecommunications Technical Engineer1
Bachelor Degree or higher required.
Similar Course List
The following Cuyamaca and Grossmont College courses are considered similar enough to be accepted in the major for local computer science degrees in the district. Modification of Major forms are not required.
|Cuyamaca Course||Similar Grossmont Course|
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Install, configure, upgrade, diagnose and troubleshoot a personal computer and its associated networking hardware and software in accordance with industry standards.
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
|CIS-120||Computer Maintenance and A+ Certification||3|
|CIS-121||Network Cabling Systems||3|
|CS-119||Program Design and Development||3|
|CS-119L||Program Design and Development Lab||1|
|Area of Emphasis|
|CIS-190||Windows Operating System||3|
|or CIS-191||Linux Operating System|
|CIS-201||Cisco Academy - Introduction to Networking||3|
|CIS-202||Cisco Academy - Routing, Switching, and Wireless Essentials||3|
|CIS-203||Cisco Academy - Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation||3|
|or CIS-263||Fundamentals of Network Security|
|Select three of the following:||6.5-10|
|Fundamentals of Information Technology|
|Cisco Networking Academy - Voice|
|NSSA Degree Capstone|
|Ethical Cybersecurity Hacking|
|Computer Forensics Fundamentals|
|Palo Alto Networks - Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA)|
|Palo Alto Networks Firewall Configuration, Management, and Threat Prevention|
Certificate of Achievement
Students who complete only the courses required for the major including an area of emphasis qualify for a Certificate in Networking, Security and System Administration - Enterprise Networking. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.