2020-2021 Spring Edition 
    Sep 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Network Administrator Associate of Science

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This program prepares students for entry-level positions as either operating system or network administrators. The core requirements for the certificate include preparation for industrial coveted CompTIA A+ and Network+ certificates. The restrictive electives allow students to either emphasize networking with Cisco, a worldwide leader in cybersecurity solutions and computers networking, or students can emphasize Microsoft Window’s system administration.  Other emphases might be Microsoft Window’s desktop applications or SQL databases.  

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Design a basic high-speed computer network to fulfill a customer’s requirements.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of IT and network terminology.
  • Describe various command line operating system commands.


Course ID Title Units
CIMN 100   Computer Operating Systems- Windows 3
CIMN 110   Networking Essentials and Technologies for IT Cybersecurity 3
CIMN 120   Introduction to Networking: CompTIA Network+ 3
CIMN 130   Computer Operating Systems - UNIX and Linux 3
  Restricted Electives 6-7



Restricted Electives: Select 6-7 Units from the following:  
CIM 1  or Computer Information systems 4
CIM 112   Microsoft Office 3
CIMP 7A   Business Programming - Java–Beginning 3
CIMP 7B  * Business Programming - Java–Advanced 3
CIMP 8A   Programming with Python 3
CIMW 105   Web Development and DB - Intro SQL and MySQL 3
CIMN 140  * Fundamental UNIX/Linux System Administration 3
CIMN 160   Cisco CCNA: Routing and Switching Essentials 3
CIMN 220A   MCSE Certification Exam Prep I 3
CIMN 220B   MCSE Certification Exam Prep II 3
CIMN 220C   MCSE Certification Exam Prep III 3
CIMS 130   Intro to Information Systems Security: CompTIA Security+ 3
CIMS 150   Introduction to Cybersecurity: Ethical Hacking 3

* Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.
+ Completion of the A and B versions of this course can also be used to fulfill this requirement.

Associate of Science Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Science degree.  A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.


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