Cybersecurity Degree Program Courses

  • Associate's Degree

    All courses are 4 units. Full-time students (12 units per module) can complete this associate in science degree program in 8 ten-week modules.

    NET 110 A+ Repairing and Maintaining PCs (8 units): This course is designed to give the student a solid theory basis for PC repair. The course covers system types, system assembly, PC components, and diagnostic tools. Emphasis is placed on understanding the PC components, how they function, and troubleshooting skills. Additional topics include PC installation, configuration, upgrading, troubleshooting, diagnosing, safety, preventative maintenance, operating systems diagnostics, and operating system upgrades. Prerequisites: None.

    NET 250 Networking Concepts: This course covers the basic concepts of Local Area Networks (LANs) and their technologies. This course will use a technical approach to LANs including an overview of Networking Protocols, Topographies, Media, and Networking Devices using the Open System Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model. This course shows how data flows from the Home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), and Enterprise networks.

    COM 259 Linux Fundamentals (8 units): History, concepts, and facilities of the LINUX operating system will be discussed. The course introduces the user interface, common commands, and basic system administration of a LINUX operating system. Students will learn how to write and execute LINUX shell scripts used for the controlled execution of a series of basic LINUX commands. The basics of script writing –creation, writing in the shell programming language, debugging, and execution –will be covered, along with an overview of built-in shell commands available to the user. Advanced topics will include use of user/shell/environmental variables, script commands for decision-making, looping and flow-control, and creation of shell aliases and functions.

    NET 208 Windows Clients: This course provides an introduction to the Microsoft Windows Desktop/Client operating system with an overview of Windows networking. Topics of discussion and hands-on exercises include system installation, the file system, profiles, policies, security, protocols, networking, and remote access, printing, and troubleshooting. <

    NET 209 Windows Servers (8 units): This course provides students with a broad understanding of Microsoft Windows servers including installation, configuration, management, and monitoring of server operating systems. Students will discuss and configure various file systems and disk management functions. General network administration will include peer-to-peer networking, an introduction to domain management, active directory services, routing and remote access, printing, and application server functions.

    SEC 200 Introduction to Network Security: An introduction to common network security issues to include authentication, attacks and malicious code, remote access, Web and email security, wireless networking, instant messaging, network devices, network security topologies, cryptography and disaster recovery.

    NET 260 Linux Network Administration: Linux Network Administration addresses the skills needed to set up and maintain a Linux operating system. Essential tasks of the Linux administrator will be discussed. From a task-oriented perspective, the course will explore the concepts, structure, and assumptions that define a Linux environment using the commands, procedures, and strategies necessary to succeed as a Linux administrator.

    NET 240 Advanced TCP/IP (8 units): An in-depth examination of the TCP/IP stack with special emphasis on the Transport and Network layer protocols. This course covers the basic concepts of Local Area Networks (LANs) and their technologies. This course will use a technical approach to LANs including an overview of Networking Protocols, Topographies, Media, and Networking Devices using the Open System Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model. This course shows how data flows from the Home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), and Enterprise networks.

    ENG 110 College Composition GE: Instruction in the theory and guidelines of composition for college writing with an emphasis on the following: grammar review, rhetorical strategies, essay writing, collaborative writing, and academic writing. This course must be taken within the first term of Distance Education or before any other Distance Education class.

    NET 225 Introduction to CISCO Networking (8 units): This course presents fundamentals in networking and internetworking structure and theory, IP addressing, Binary Mathematics, LAN topologies and architecture, basic design, cables and cabling standards, and basic networking cabling. Students will learn through theory and a hands-on application. This is the first of four classes that lead students towards obtaining the Cisco CCNA certification.

    MAT 162 Algebra I GE: Intermediate algebra, which serves as the foundation for calculus and statistics. Topics include real numbers, equations and inequalities in one variable, linear equations and their graphs, functions, and systems of linear equations.

    HUM 110 Introduction to Humanities GE: The student will develop an understanding and appreciation of man’s cultural heritage from ancient Mesopotamia to the Middle Ages. The course uses an interdisciplinary approach to the comparative humanities, including a study of literature, philosophy, music, visual arts, and history.

    HUM 225 Ethics GE: An exploration of basic theories of right and wrong, including the concepts of divine law, intuition utilitarianism, egoism, existentialism and situation ethics.

    SEC 210 Ethics, Policies & Procedures: Students will learn the importance of developing an information security documentation program and how to develop and implement effective policies and procedures. The course focuses on technology writing, legal and ethical issues, fair use policies, information protection, policy development, standards, information classification, and security checklists.

    NET 210 Wireless Technologies: This course is a concept and theory class on today’s wireless technologies in use. Topics covered will be Wireless LANs, Satellite Communications, Cellular Technology, Bluetooth, Global Positioning Systems, as well as general wireless digital technologies.

    NET 235 Virtualization: Virtualization is a strategic technology which forms the basis for private and public cloud systems, and reduces overall IT cost. In this course students will study virtualization architecture, platforms, technologies, and develop knowledge and proficiency with virtualization, along with best practices.

    ENG 200 Communications GE: Communications is designed to introduce students to the theory and use of human and public communication. Various types of communication studied include the following:perception, listening, verbal, nonverbal, interpersonal, intercultural, small group, organizational, and public speaking.

    SOC 110 Introductory Sociology GE: This course will explore ways of “thinking sociologically.” Major ideas, concepts, and methods in the study of society including socialization, culture, social structure, social stratification, social control, and social change will be examined. The course will cover some of the major paradigms of sociological thinking and students will learn about the ways that sociologists do research, and disseminate information to the world.

    NET 232 Routing and Switching Essentials: This course presents fundamentals in router configuration and internetworking structure and theory, the OIS model, IP addressing, LAN and WAN topologies and architecture, Routed and Routing WAN topologies, router modes, router components, routing protocols, router setup, router configuration, Cisco IOS command and configuration and TCP/IP. Students will learn through theory and a hands-on application. This is the second of four classes that lead students towards obtaining the Cisco CCNA certification.