AS Degree - Networking, Security and System Admin

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class descriptions






for details and degree requirements.


A network administrator is a modern professional responsible for the maintenance of computer hardware and software that comprises a computer network. This normally includes the deployment, configuration, maintenance and monitoring of active network equipment. A related role is that of the network specialist, or network analyst, who concentrates on network design and security. Network Administrators will normally have some of the following industry certifications:

  • Cisco CCNA
  • Cisco CCNP
  • Microsoft Certified Technician (MCT)
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  • CompTIA's Network+, Security+, Linux+
  • Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA)
  • Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)


Equivalent Classes

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.

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


Business Office Technology.

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