Cybersecurity: Network Administration
Do you want to join the fight against cybercrime? Do you like the sounds of protecting computers from unauthorized access or destruction? If you are passionate about technology and want to have help others from having their private information stolen, a career in cybersecurity may be the right decision for you.
Why choose the Network Administration concentration for Cybersecurity?
Garrett’s Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Cybersecurity with a Network Administration Concentration prepares students to enter the workforce in the cybersecurity industry. This course of study focuses on the creation and maintenance of computer networks, The curriculum provides students with many hands-on assignments to prepare them for real world tasks that they will encounter in their careers.
Graduates of the program earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Cybersecurity with a concentration in Network Administration.
Information Literacy Skills: To locate, evaluate and effectively use information in the network administration field.
Communication Skills: To communicate effectively in verbal and written format related to cybersecurity and network administration fields.
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills: To use technology to analyze networking case studies; troubleshooting skills effectively and efficiently to diagnose and repair network problems, and distinguish critical from non-critical network problems in various situations.
Scientific Literacy and Quantitative Reasoning Skills: Demonstrate analytical skills in reading and interpreting diagnostic reports.
Information Management Skills: Use industry standard network management software to monitor and baseline computer networks.
Garrett’s Cybersecurity program with a Network Administration concentration prepares graduates to find employment in the cybersecurity industry and/or chosen field.
Cybersecurity Network Administration Concentration-Major A.A.S. Degree
Total Credit Hours Required 60
GER Required Credits (22 credits)
Comp I—Expos Writing
Min. C grade required
Arts and Humanities
Intro to Communication
- GER Humanities CourseG 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
- GER Soc & Behavioral Science CourseG 3
- GER Science Lab CourseG 4
or MAT210 Introductory to Statistics 3
- CIS106 Intro to Cybersecurity 3
Core Courses (18 credits)
- CIS160 Operating System 4
- CIS163 Intro to Cisco Networking 4
- CIS164 Router Fundamentals 4
Concentration Courses (14 credits)
- CIS161 PC Maintenance & Repair 4
- CIS220 Network Fundamentals (Net+) 4
Major Electives (6 credits)
Choose after consultation with advisor.
- CIS130 Programming Logic 3
- CIS170 Computer Science Programming I 4
- CIS210 Computer Science Programming II 4
- CIS221 Advanced Routing & Switching 4
Advanced Network Security
Ethical Hacking, Countermeasure
Ethics in the Information Age
Introduction to Cyber Law
G GER Courses must be on the Approved General Education Course list.