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Associate of Science degrees in Networking, Security and System Administration with an emphasis in Enterprise Networking or Enterprise System Administration are awarded when students have completed:

16 units of CIS Department Core Requirements.

23-25 units in the area of emphasis.

Total: 39-41 units of CIS classes plus the general education requirements.


Computer & Information Science

DEGREE Requirements

Networking, Security and System Administration

Students who wish to enroll in specific Microsoft applications (e.g. Word, PowerPoint) should refer to Business Office Technology.

Review the Cuyamaca catalog class descriptions and the Degrees/Certificates PDFs for additional details.

Networking, Security and System Administration

This degree program prepares 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) and/or CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate).


Associate in Science Degree Requirements
Core Curriculum
Course Name Units
CIS 120 Computer Maintenance and A+ Certification 3
CIS 121 Network Cabling Systems 3
CIS 125 Network+ Certification 3
CIS 161 Fundamentals of Telecommunications 3
CS 119 Program Design and Development 3
CS 119L Program Design and Development Lab 3

Areas of Emphasis

A. Enterprise Networking
Course Name Units
CIS 190 Windows Operating Systems 3
CIS 191 Linux Operating Systems 3
CIS 201 Cisco Networking Academy I 3
CIS 202 Cisco Networking Academy II 3
CIS 203 Cisco Networking Academy III 3
CIS 204 Cisco Networking Academy IV 3
CIS 209 Cisco Networking Academy IX 3
CIS 263 Fundamentals of Network Security 3
CIS 261 Convergent/Unified Technologies and Degree Capstone 3
CIS 262 Wireless Networking 3
CIS 210 Cisco Networking Academy–Voice 4

Total Required Including Core Classes plus General Education Requirement

40-41 units
B. Enterprise System Administration
Course Name Units
CIS 140 Databases 3
CIS 162 Technical Diagramming Using Microsoft Visio 2
CIS 190 Windows Operating Systems 3
CIS 191 Linux Operating Systems 3
CIS 261 Convergent/Unified Technologies and Degree Capstone 3
CIS 263 Fundamentals of Network Security 3
CIS 290 Windows Server-Active Directory 2
CIS 291 Linux System Administration 3
CIS 293 Windows Server-Network Infrastructure 2
CIS 294 Windows Server-Applications Infrastructure 2
  Total Required Including Core Classes
Plus General Education Requirement  
39-40 units

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 in that area of emphasis. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.

For a Certificate of Specialization  in Cisco, Network Servicing Technology, or Web Server Management, see CIS Certificates.


Chart of Equivalent Classes at Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges for the Computer Information Sciences Departments.


General Education Requirements

To earn your AA or AS degree, or to move on to higher education, you must also complete the General Education Requirements.  Because there are occasional updates, check with a counselor for the most current information.


Career Technical Education

This web site is supported by Carl D. Perkins VTEA IC funds through the System. Office, California Community Colleges,
Grant #08-C01-020

Revised  July 16, 2014
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