Network Administration - Garrett College

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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.

Degree Awarded

Graduates of the program earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Cybersecurity with a concentration in Network Administration.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to incorporate information literacy skills in order to locate, evaluate, and effectively use information related to Cybersecurity.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use troubleshooting skills effectively and efficiently to diagnose and repair network problems.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the use analytical skills in reading and interpreting diagnostic reports.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate different network concepts.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to install and configure a network.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to identify different network medias and topologies.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to manage a network.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to secure a network.
  • Program Benefits

    Garrett’s Cybersecurity program with a Network Administration concentration prepares graduates to find employment in the cybersecurity industry and/or chosen field.

    Network Administration concentration — Cybersecurity A.A.S. Degree

    Total Credit Hours Required 60

    GER Required Credits (22 credits)

    English Composition

    • ENG101  Comp I—Expos Writing  3
      Min. C grade required

    Arts and Humanities

    • SPC101  Intro to Communication  3
    • GER  Humanities CourseG  3

    Social and Behavioral Sciences

    • GER  Soc & Behavioral Science CourseG  3


    • GER  Science Lab CourseG  4


    • MAT105  College Algebra 3
      or MAT210 Introductory to Statistics 3

    Interdisciplinary/Emerging Issues

    • CIS106  Intro to Cybersecurity  3

    Core Courses (18 credits)

    • CIS160  Operating System  4
    • CIS163  Intro to Cisco Networking  4
    • CIS164  Router Fundamentals  4
    • CIS230  Security+  3
    • CIS245  Database Design  3
    • CIS294  Field Experience  3

    Concentration Courses (14 credits)

    • CIS161  PC Maintenance & Repair  4
    • CIS220  Network Fundamentals (Net+)  4
    • CIS240  Linux+  3
    • CIS241  Managing Servers  3

    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
    • CIS222  WAN Technologies  4
    • CIS231  Computer Forensics  3
    • CIS232  Advanced Network Security  4
    • CIS233  Ethical Hacking, Countermeasure  3
    • CIS234  Ethics in the Information Age  3
    • CIS235  Introduction to Cyber Law  3

    G GER Courses must be on the Approved General Education Course list.