2023-2024 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    Feb 22, 2024  
2023-2024 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog

Program Pathway

Computer Network Security Technician, AS

The Computer Network Security Technician program prepares students for a variety of career opportunities including the networking field. The program prepares students for the CCNA Security certification industry exam. Constantly evolving and modernizing classes include targeted skills training in emerging technologies like Wireless, Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP), Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Network Security, and Operating System Hardening. Many of these subjects have become basic required knowledge in other career fields. Students in Business, the Sciences, Arts, and Administration of Justice will all need skills in network technologies to excel in their fields. This course path gives training in today’s important tech knowledge areas. This degree includes courses with an emphasis in Security. This degree incorporates the latest in emerging technologies and skills employers are seeking.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the confidence to work independently to setup, configure, and harden a network, stand-alone or application network system.
  2. Demonstrate skills, knowledge, and training for employment as a Security Expert, Senior Security Administrator and Penetration Expert; ability to use the OSI model; and ability to logically solve and design a logical and physical topology with proper security implementations.

Minimum Major Units Required: 33.5

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60.5