Cybersecurity, Associate of Science Degree
The Cybersecurity program will give the students the hands-on skills needed for an entry-level career or promotion in cybersecurity. The courses provide an overview of the field of cybersecurity as related to computer networking. Topics covered will include computer network security, Windows and Linux operating system security, digital forensics, penetration testing, incident monitoring and analysis, incident response, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, computer security policies and procedures, e-mail & Web security, and securing a computer network.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to locate technical resources to solve computer security problems with networking hardware and software.
- Demonstrate proficiency with various software packages to find common security vulnerabilities using theories learned in the classroom to design and implement a workable solution.
- Assess and evaluate computer incidents and recommend an incident response solution based on industry best practices.
Associate Degree Requirements
Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.
*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.
Program of Study
Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Academic/Career/Certificate Programs section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Complete one of the three General Education options below:
Option 1 — Coastline General Education: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.
Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.
Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement
Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses.
|Students will complete all of the following:|
|CST C230||Introduction to Security||3|
|CIS C157||Introduction to Python Programming||3|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner|
|Introduction to Ethical Hacking|
|Introduction to Digital Forensics|
|Cisco ASA, PIX, and Network Security|
|Linux Networking and Security|
|Certified Information Systems Security Professional|
|Total Units for Major Preparation||21|
|Degree Option 1, 2, or 3||Varies|
|Electives to satisfy unit requirement||Varies|
|Total Degree Units||60|