Program Overview

This Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement is a two-year program leading to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. It is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of computer related fields. Students wishing a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should meet with a counselor to discuss transferability of courses.

REQUIRED CORE COURSEWORK:

Course Course Name Units
BCOM 15

Business Communications

Formerly CAOTO 15. This course covers the principles of collecting, organizing, analyzing, and presenting business information. Written and oral communication involving problem solving in business is emphasized.

3
COSA 50

Introduction to IT Concepts & Applications

Recommended Preparation: COSA 1

Formerly CBIS 6A. This course is an introduction to information systems and the common use of office applications. Internet, Word processing, spreadsheets, databases,  presentation software,  and basic internet use will be covered.  Spreadsheet use for business will be emphasized. This course satisfies the technology portion of the Information Competency graduation requirement. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be given a voucher to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) industry certification exam.  This course satisfies the technology portion of the information competency requirement.

4
COSN 10

Networking Fundamentals

Formerly CBIS 41. In this class, the student will learn to install, configure, upgrade and troubleshoot a computer network. There will be discussions regarding local area networks, wide area networks, communications protocols, network topologies, transmission media, security, and assessment of career opportunities in networking. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be given a voucher to sit for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) industry certification exam.

4
COSN 200

Wireless and Mobile Devices

Recommended Preparation: COSN 10

Formerly CBIS 212. In this class, the student will learn how to install, use, and manage popular wireless technologies such as WiFi, WiMax, and Bluetooth. They will build on the knowledge from COSN 10 to understand how mobile devices connect to the larger network infrastructure through various wireless technologies. Students will have hands-on experience installing, troubleshooting, managing, securing, backing up and upgrading Android, IOS, Windows and other mobile devices.

3
COSN 205

UNIX/LINUX Fundamentals

Recommended Preparation: COSA 50


Formerly CBIS 235A and COSN 210AD. This course is an in-depth study of the Linux operating system. The focus is on Linux installation and administration.  The course will also examine the theoretical concepts common to all Linux systems that have increased its popularity.  The course will also take the form of a practical hands-on approach to Linux to prepare students for the CompTIA Linux+ or LPI certifications. Students should have already completed a foundation course in Linux.

4
COSN 210

LINUX Server Administration

Recommended Preparation: COSN 205

This course is an in-depth study of the Linux operating system. The focus is on Linux installation and administration.  The course will also examine the theoretical concepts common to all Linux systems that have increased its popularity.  The course will also take the form of a practical hands-on approach to Linux to prepare students for the CompTIA Linux+ or LPI certifications. 

4
COSN 215

LINUX Networking and Security

Recommended Preparation:  COSN 205 or COSN 210

Formerly CBIS 235B and COSN 215AD. This is an advanced Linux operating system course. The focus is on Linux networking and security.  The course covers networking technologies and protocols, network configuration and the use of command-line and graphical utilities. Network security issues such as firewalls, VPNs, and utilities such as nmap, ethereal, and the SAINT profiling tool will be presented. Students should have already completed a foundation course in Linux.

4
COSN 5

Computer Hardware Fundamentals

Recommended Preparation: COSA 50

Formerly CBIS 200. This course provides an introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level ICT professionals. The fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an ICT professional will be introduced. Preparation for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

4
COSP 36

Systems Analysis and Design

Recommended Preparation:  COSA 50 and COSP 38

Formerly CBIS 36. This course  covers the broad concepts and methods of system analysis and design, while emphasizing the latest object-oriented techniques. Topics include development processing models, conceptual and physical design, system implementation and maintenance techniques, project management, collaborative communication skills, and the responsibilities of systems analysts. Students should have completed the COSA 50 and COSP 38 courses or equivalent as preparation for this course.

4
COSS 271

Network Security Fundamentals

Co-Requisite: COSN 10

Formerly CBIS 271. Network Security Fundamentals provides a comprehensive overview of network security and prepares students to take the CompTIA Security + Certification Exam.  This course covers general security concepts, communication network security, infrastructure security, cryptography basics, operational/organizational security, and computer forensics.

4
Total units needed to complete - 36