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Cybersecurity: Network and Systems Security Administration (AS) Computer Studies Total Units: 39
Term Effective: Fall 2024


The Cybersecurity: Network and Systems Security Administration Major provides a course of study that prepares students to implement and administer a secure Information Technology (IT) environment. As a significant upgrade to the traditional IT Administrator role, it is foundational to further study in the cybersecurity field. This major focuses on the requisite Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) to securely maintain Microsoft Systems and Cisco networks, including the ability to learn and manage other vendor platforms.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Demonstrate ability to work as a team member in an information technology group which designs, evaluates, tests, installs and maintains corporate computer systems and networks.
  2. Communicate clearly and professionally as an Information Technology (IT) professional, in written and verbal formats.
  3. Apply basic knowledge of secure computer networks and systems in assisting individuals and organizations with IT services and solutions.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Cybersecurity: Network and Systems Security Administration (AS) program are:

  • Complete 39 units from
    • Computer Studies: Network and Systems Security Administration Requirements
    • Computer Studies: Network and Systems Security Administration Electives

Computer Studies: Network and Systems Security Administration Requirements - complete 33.00 units
CS 81.41AProgramming Essentials in Python for Networking3.00
CS 82.22AIntroduction to Networks4.00
CS 82.22BSwitching, Routing and Wireless Essentials4.00
CS 82.22CEnterprise Networking, Security, and Automation4.00
CS 82.58Introduction to Information Systems Security3.00
CS 82.71Ethical Hacking and Systems Defense3.00
CS 84.26Project Management for IT Professionals3.00
CS 181.11Introduction to Virtualization and Cloud Computing3.00
CS 181.23ALinux Administration 13.00
CS 181.23BLinux Administration 23.00
Computer Studies: Network and Systems Security Administration Electives - complete 6.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
CS 50AWeb Development 13.00
CS 55.13Server-Side Web Development3.00
CS 81.62Relational Database Concepts and Structured Query Language3.00
CS 81.81AServer Administration 13.00
CS 82.57Cybersecurity Operations3.00
CS 82.59Firewalls and Network Security3.00
CS 88Foundations of Data Science4.00
CS 181.43Programming for Cyber Security3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2024

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Previous Versions:

Cybersecurity: Network and Systems Security Administration - effective Fall 2022

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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