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Contact: Kenneth MillerTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: kmiller30@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Computer Network Administration and Security Management, AS

Business Division
Degree S0701

Computer Network Administration and Security Management is a two-year program leading to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. It prepares individuals for employment in the computer/information technology field in such areas as network administrator and security management administrator.

The curriculum is intended to help students develop skills to design, administer and manage the heterogeneous corporate network with security emphasis. The courses examine and illustrate network security with various industry-leading network operating systems. Individual courses will assist students in preparing for related industry certification exams.

The main objective of the degree is to prepare students for employment following graduation. Students wishing a bachelor’s degree should meet with a counselor or advisor for choices to transfer to available CSU joint degree programs.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Information Security Analysts

      Information Security Analysts

      SOC Career Code: 15-1122.00

      Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $82.01

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $112,128.06
      Annual Job Openings
      1,355

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Network and Computer Systems Administrators

      Network and Computer Systems Administrators

      SOC Career Code: 15-1142.00

      Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $72.69

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $94,657.25
      Annual Job Openings
      3,458

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Computer Network Architects

      Computer Network Architects

      SOC Career Code: 15-1143.00

      Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $94.41

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $124,577.44
      Annual Job Openings
      1,816

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Computer Network Support Specialists

      Computer Network Support Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 15-1152.00

      Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $58.66

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $71,164.92
      Annual Job Openings
      2,173

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Computer Network Administration and Security Management, AS

    Business Division
    Degree S0701

    Computer Network Administration and Security Management is a two-year program leading to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. It prepares individuals for employment in the computer/information technology field in such areas as network administrator and security management administrator.

    The curriculum is intended to help students develop skills to design, administer and manage the heterogeneous corporate network with security emphasis. The courses examine and illustrate network security with various industry-leading network operating systems. Individual courses will assist students in preparing for related industry certification exams.

    The main objective of the degree is to prepare students for employment following graduation. Students wishing a bachelor’s degree should meet with a counselor or advisor for choices to transfer to available CSU joint degree programs.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Core Courses
    CISN 11Telecommunications Networking3
    CISN 11LTelecommunications/Networking Laboratory0.5
    CISN 24Window Server Network and Security Administration3
    CISN 24LWindow Server Network and Security Administration Laboratory0.5
    CISN 51Cisco CCNA Networking and Routing3
    CISN 51LCisco CCNA Networking and Routing Laboratory0.5
    CISS 21Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures3
    CISS 21LNetwork Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures Laboratory0.5
    CISS 23Network Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems3
    CISS 23LNetwork Analysis, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems Laboratory0.5
    CISS 25Network Security and Firewalls3
    CISS 25LNetwork Security and Firewalls Laboratory0.5
    CISS 29CNASM Service Learning1
    Required Electives
    Choose one lecture or one combination lecture/lab course from the following:1-4
    CISB 11
    Computer Information Systems
    CISN 21
    Windows Operating System
    CISN 31
    31L
    Linux Operating System
    and Linux Operating System Laboratory
    CISN 34
    34L
    Linux Networking and Security
    and Linux Networking and Security Laboratory
    CISP 11
    11L
    Programming in Visual Basic
    and Programming in Visual Basic Laboratory
    CISP 21
    21L
    Programming in Java
    and Programming in Java Laboratory
    CISP 31
    31L
    Programming in C++
    and Programming in C++ Laboratory
    CISP 41
    41L
    Programming in C#
    and Programming in C# Laboratory
    CISS 13
    Principles of Information Systems Security
    CISS 15
    Operating Systems Security
    CISS 27
    Cyber Defense
    CISS 31
    Computer System Forensics
    Total Units23-26

    CIS Program Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Computer and Networking Technology

    The Computer and Networking Technology program prepares students to become computer and networking service technicians. The program provides foundations in basic electricity and electronics, operating systems, computer service and troubleshooting, and customer relations, as well as more advanced training in networks, servers, and security. Students learn to install, configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair computers and networks.

    Select options in left navigation for information about individual programs.

    CNET Program Website

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Contact: Kenneth MillerTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: kmiller30@mtsac.edu

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Location: Building 28BPhone: (909) 274-4978