Guided Pathways

Guided Pathways

Cloud and Network Cyber Security Administration, AS S0884

Program: S0884
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Suggested Sequence of CourseworkIndicates Courses Offered Online
Fall Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4.0
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 3.0
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3.0
CISN 11 Telecommunications Networking 3.5
CISN 11L (and) Telecommunications/Network Lab
Total:   13.5
Formerly: Computer Network Admin & Security, AS
Winter Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3.0
Total:   3.0
Spring Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3.0
AA/S ARTS Area C-1 Arts Course 3.0
CISN 24 Window Server Netwrk & Sec Adm 4.0
CISN 24L (and) Win Server Netwk & Sec Adm Lab
CISN 51 Cisco CCNA Netwrking & Routing 3.0
CISN 51L (and) Cisco CCNA Ntwrk & Routing Lab 0.5
CISN 21 Windows Operating System 1.0
CISS 13 (or) Information Systems Security
CISS 15 (or) Operating Systems Security
CISS 27 (or) Cyber Defense
CISN 31 (or) Linux Operating System 3.0
CISN 31L (and) Linux Operating Systems Lab 0.5
CISN 34 (or) Linux Networking and Security 3.0
CISN 34L (and) Linux Network & Security Lab 0.5
Total:   21.5
Cert: CIS Pro. in Networking w/CISN 34/L M0809 Cert: Prof. in Windows OS Administration w/CISN 21 Certificate: CIS Professional in Telecom. M0810 Submit petition:, Student Tab #45
Summer Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3.0
Total:   3.0
Fall Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
CISS 29 CNASM Service Learning 1.0
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4.0
AA/S KINES Phys Ed (KIN) Activity Course 0.5
CISS 21 Network Vulnerabilities 3.5
CISS 21L (and) Network Vulnerabilities Lab
CISS 23 Cyber, Cloud, Network IDS/IPS 3.5
CISS 23L (and) Cyber, Cloud, Network IPS lab
Total:   12.5
Winter Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3.0
Total:   3.0
Spring Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
AA/S ELECT Degree Appl Course (Elective) 3.0
CISS 25 Cyber Cloud Security Firewalls 3.5
CISS 25L (and) Cyber Cloud Sec Firewalls Lab
Total:   12.5
Cert: CIS Pro in Network Security M0688 w/CISS 27 Cloud and Network Cyber Security Admin S0884 Submit petition:, Student Tab #45
Program Notes

Degree requirements include reading competency. This requirement is met by attaining eligibility for READ 100 or by completing READ 90.  Complete the online Assessment Questionnaire (AQ) at   

Required Electives

Choose one lecture or one combination lecture/lab course from the following:


Computer Information Systems


Windows Operating System


Linux Operating System
and Linux Operating System Laboratory


Linux Networking and Security
and Linux Networking and Security Laboratory


Programming in Visual Basic
and Programming in Visual Basic Laboratory


Programming in Java
and Programming in Java Laboratory


Programming in C++
and Programming in C++ Laboratory


Programming in C#
and Programming in C# Laboratory


Principles of Information Systems Security


Operating Systems Security


Cyber Defense


Computer System Forensics


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