Computer Security & Networking

Overview

Computer Security & Networking

The Computer Security & Networking curriculum skillfully train students by providing strategically designed courses to meet their academic, transferable, and career needs. 

Computer Security & Networking
(Introduction of Cyber Security Program by the Dean)


Career Infographics
Median wage, Projected Jobs in CA, and National Job Growth

Roadmap
Build a two-year roadmap for college degrees and certificates

 

Program Information

 

Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Science (AS), computer security & networking

The degree is designed to provide students with a professional, current, and strategically designed set of classes to secure entry-level employment in IT, networking, wireless, and security administration or to benefit them in the transfer to a related four-year degree program. 

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

  • Install, configure, manage and troubleshoot a small office or home office network (wired or wireless). 
  • Secure wired and wireless networks. 
  • Install, configure and manage client and server operating systems. 
  • Harden servers against intrusion. 
required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

BCOM 15

Business Communications  

3

COSA 50

Introduction to IT Concepts & Applications

4

COSN 5​

Computer Hardware Fundamentals

4

COSN 10

Networking Fundamentals

4

COSN 205

UNIX/LINUX Fundamentals

4

COSN 225

Microsoft Windows Client

3

COSN 299

Security and Networking Capstone

4

COSS 271

Networking Security Fundamentals

3

Subtotal: 29 Units 
in addition, Select ONE (1) courses from the following:

BCOM 222
COSE 271 WE

COSA 210
COSN 200
COSN 210
COSN 215
COSN 230
COSN 250
COSP 8
COSS 272
COSS 273
CS 11
CS 21

Job Search Skills
Work Experience – Computer and Office Studies
Intro to Project Management for IT
Wireless and Mobile Devices
LINUX Server Administration
LINUX Networking and Security
Microsoft Windows Server
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Visual BASIC Programming
Computer Forensics and Investigation
Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures
Introduction to Computer Science-C++I
Introduction to Computer Science-Java

3
1 – 4

3
3
4
4
4
3
4
3
4
4
4

Subtotal: 1 – 4 Units 
total: 30 – 33 units

Apply for AS Degree

Class Schedule                     Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

 

Certificate of Achievement, computer security & networking

This Certificate of Achievement provides learners with the necessary skills for entering the Computer Networking and Security field.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot a small office/home office network (wired or wireless).
  • Secure wired and wireless networks.
  • Install, configure, and manage client and server operating systems.
  • Harden servers against intrusion.
required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

BCOM 15

Business Communications  

3

COSA 50

Introduction to IT Concepts & Applications

4

COSN 5​

Computer Hardware Fundamentals

4

COSN 10

Networking Fundamentals

4

COSN 205

UNIX/LINUX Fundamentals

4

COSN 225

Microsoft Windows Client

3

COSN 299

Security and Networking Capstone

4

COSS 271

Networking Security Fundamentals

3

Subtotal: 29 Units 
in addition, Select ONE (1) courses from the following:

BCOM 222
COSE 271 WE

COSA 210
COSN 200
COSN 210
COSN 215
COSN 230
COSN 250
COSP 8
COSS 272
COSS 273
CS 11
CS 21

Job Search Skills
Work Experience – Computer and Office Studies
Intro to Project Management for IT
Wireless and Mobile Devices
LINUX Server Administration
LINUX Networking and Security
Microsoft Windows Server
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Visual BASIC Programming
Computer Forensics and Investigation
Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures
Introduction to Computer Science-C++I
Introduction to Computer Science-Java

3
1 – 4

3
3
4
4
4
3
4
3
4
4
4

Subtotal: 1 – 4 Units 
total: 30 – 33 units

Apply for Certificate

Class Schedule                           Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Microsoft Windows Networking Technician 

Students will learn the skills to connect computers, devices, and people.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Set up and construct a secure peer-to-peer and client server network.
  • Install, configure, and backup mobile devices.
  • Understand operating system configurations.
  • Understand server roles.
required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

COSN 10

Networking Fundamentals

4

COSN 200 Wireless and Mobile Devices 3
COSN 225 Microsoft Windows Client 3
COSN 230 Microsoft Windows Server 4
total: 14 units

Apply for Certificate

Class Schedule                              Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Cyber Security 

Students will learn the skills to investigate cyber-attacks or stop them before they even begin.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Set up and construct a secure peer-to-peer and client server network
  • Secure mobile devices and wireless networks.
  • Examine general security concepts and communication security.
  • Use forensic tools to extract digital evidence.
  • Harden networks against reconnaissance and penetration.
required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

COSN 10

Networking Fundamentals

4

COSN 200

Wireless and Mobile Devices

2

COSS 271

Network Security Fundamentals

4

COSS 272 Computer Forensics and Investigation 3
COSS 273 Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures 4
total: 17 units

Apply for Certificate

Class Schedule                               Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Computer Hardware Technician 

Students learn the in-demand skills for running wired and wireless networks and prepare for a career in IT.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Analyze common software and hardware problems on personal computers.
  • Distinguish and explain the introductory core computer and IT concepts and technology that are used personally, in society, in government, and business.
Required Courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

COSA 50

Intro to IT concepts & Applications

4

COSN 5

Computer Hardware Fundamentals

4

total: 8 units

Apply for Certificate

Class Schedule                                    Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Computer
Network Technician

Students learn the in-demand skills for running wired and wireless networks and prepare for a career in IT.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Distinguish the differences between local area networks and wide area networks from a hardware and protocol point of view.
  • Compare and contrast various wired and wireless networking technologies.
required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

COSN 10

Network Fundamentals

4

COSN 200

Wireless and Mobile Devices

3

total: 7 Units

Apply for Certificate

Class Schedule                             Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Unix Network Administrator

Students learn the skills to get an entry-level job configuring, administering and securing a UNIX/Linux network.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Install, configure, and secure a Linux server.
  • Install, configure and secure a Linux network and services.
  • Describe and document a Linux network in relation to the OSI model.
required courses:
Course Code Course Name Units

COSN 10

Networking Fundamentals

4

COSN 205 UNIX/LINUX Fundamentals 4
COSN 210 LINUX Server Administration 4
COSN 215 LINUX Networking and Security 4
total: 16 units

Apply for Certificate

Class Schedule                              Academic Calendar
For more information on course descriptions, please see college catalog

 

Course offerings

Business communications (BCOM)

Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer
BCOM 15

Business Communications
3 units

   
BCOM 222

Job Search Skills
3 units
Recommended Preparation: COSK 200

       

 

applications software (cosa)

Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer
COSA 50

Intro to IT concepts & Applications
4 units
Recommended Preparation: COSA 1

   
COSA 210

Intro to Project Management for IT
3 units
Recommended Preparation: COSA 50

   

 

(COSE)

Course Name  Fall  Winter Spring Summer
COSE 271WE

Work Experience – Computer and Office Studies
1 – 4 units
Prerequisites:

       

 

Networking, operating systems and hardware (COSN)

Course Name  Fall  Winter Spring Summer
COSN 5

Computer Hardware Fundamentals
4 units
Recommended Preparation:  COSA 50

   
COSN 10

Networking Fundamentals
4 units

   
COSN 200

Wireless and Mobile Devices
3 units
Recommended Preparation:  COSN 10

   
COSN 205

UNIX/LINUX Fundamentals
4 units
Recommended Preparation:  COSA 50

   
COSN 210

LINUX Server Administration
4 units
Recommended Preparation:  COSN 205

     
COSN 215

LINUX Networking and Security
4 units
Recommended Preparation:  COSN 205 or COSN 210

     
COSN 225

Microsoft Windows Client
3 units
Recommended Preparation:  COSN 10

     
COSN 230

Microsoft Windows Server
4 units
Recommended Preparation:  COSN 225

     
COSN 250

Introduction to Cloud Computing
3 units
Recommended Preparation:  COSA 50

     
COSN 299

Security and Networking Capstone
4 units
Prerequisite:  COSS 271 or COSN 225 or COSN 215

       

Programming/System analysis (COSP)

Course Name  Fall  Winter Spring Summer
COSP 8

Visual BASIC Programming
4 units
Recommended Preparation:  COSA 50

   

 

Security (COSS)

Course Name  Fall  Winter Spring Summer
COSS 271

Networking Security Fundamentals
3 units
Co-Requisite:  COSN 10

     
COSS 272

Computer Forensics and Investigation
3 units
Recommended Preparation:  COSN 5

     
COSS 273

Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures
4 units
Recommended Preparation:  COSS 271

       

 

Computer science (CS)

Course Name  Fall  Winter Spring Summer
CS 11

Introduction to Computer Science-C++I
4 units
Prerequisite:  MATH 110  or Math 110B or first year high school algebra with a grade of C or better
Recommended Preparation: COSP 7 and COSA 50

   
CS 21

Introduction to Computer Science-Java
4 units
Recommended Preparation: COSP 7​

   

Program Highlights

Industry Certifications:

As you successfully complete certain courses at LBCC, you can take exams and earn industry certificates at our computer labs.

     
   IC3, GS5 Exam:

Internet Computing Core Competencies (IC3) Global Standard 5 (GS5) is a certification that is comprised of three exams: Computing Fundamentals that provides a global standard, digital standard for industry certification.  IC3 includes concepts and skills that apply to almost any school or career pathway, it’s the ideal solution for any student or jobseeker looking to validate their digital skills. 

  • COSA 30:  IC3, GS5 – Computing Fundamentals, Living Online, Key Applications 


     MOS Specialist in: 

  • COSA 15: Excel 2016 
  • COSA 20: PowerPoint 2016 
  • COSA 10: Word 2016 
  • COSA 215: Outlook 2016 

 

check out more Industry Certifications offered by COS department.
Download COS Industry Certification Flyer

 

Student Learning Objectives:

This Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement is a two-year program leading to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. It is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of computer-related fields. Students wishing a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should meet with a counselor to discuss transferability of courses.

 

More information​ on BIW

 

wages for BIW:

Industries that hire BIW: Medical, Legal, and Business.

 

Entry-Level
(No experience)

Annual Salary: $25,620
Hourly Wage: $13.76

Median-level
(3-5 years experience)

Annual Salary: $36,566
Hourly Wage: $17.58

Experienced-level
(Above 5 years experience)

Annual Salary: $46,404
Hourly Wage: $22.31

Visit Career Coach for more information.

 

FAQ

How to apply?

Start your application at CCCApply and begin your journey at LBCC!
CCC Apply

What is CCC Apply?

 It transfer your application information to LBCC and allow us to email you the enrollment information.

Before You Apply on CCC:
  • Create an account on CCC to apply
  • Helpful to have:
    • Social Security Number
    • Names and dates (month and year) of all high schools and colleges attended
    • Unofficial transcript from high school or pervious colleges for English, Math, and Reading placement
    • A valid email address you check often (You will be receiving important information such as your Viking ID to enroll for classes)
    • Permanent resident card (if applicable)
After You Apply on CCC:
  • Save your CCCID to access LBCC Viking Account.
  • You will receive an email conformation from LBCC within 24 hours. (Email confirmation will be sent to the email address you provided in your CCC application)
  • Email contain important information below:
    • LBCC ID
    • Enrollment Steps
  • Each enrollment process differs for different types of students.

  • Visit Get Started to explore the next steps to help you enroll.

 

How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Download Roadmap for scheduling references.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost.

what are the jobs?

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Executive Assistant
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Office Clerk
  • Customer Service Representative

Visit Career Coach for more information.

where are the jobs?

  • Medical 
  • Legal 
  • Business 

How much does BIW make?

Position Annual Salary Hourly Wage
Entry-Level
(0-3 years professional experience)
$25,620 $13.76
Median
(3-5 years professional experience)
$36,566 $17.58
Experience
(Above 5 years professional experience)
$46,404 $22.31

Visit Career Coach for more information.

HOW TO LOOK UP COMPARABLE COURSE LISTINGS

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, see Transcript Evaluation & Credit Transfer. 

HOW TO APPLY FOR YOUR DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE?

Visit the Admissions & Records to apply for your degrees and certificates.

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