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Contact Information

Chair: Michael Matera
Phone: 831.477.3270
Email: Send a message
Division: Natural and Applied Sciences (NAS)
Divison office: Room 701
Counselor: 831.479.6274

Did You Know?

The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $81,430 in May 2015, which was higher than the median annual wage of $36,200. By 2024, these occupations are expected to add 488,500 new jobs.

Cybersecurity Classes

  • CIS 75, CIS 76, CIS 77
  • Coming soon: Firewall Course including Palo Alto Networks and Cisco Firewall Technologies

Computer Networking and System Administration (CNSA)

Gartner Says 6.4 Billion Connected "Things" Will Be in Use in 2016. The demand for skilled Information Technology employees will sky rocket. Networking, security, storage, and cloud programming will be highly marketable skills. CIS students improve their career prospects by gaining the skills needed in the IT industry.

Cabrillo College's Computer Networking and System Administration program prepares students to work in the Information Technology (IT) industry, specifically in computer networking and system administration.  Courses include networking concepts and theory, network infrastructure administration including the Cisco Systems CCNA/CCNP courses, system and network administration using Unix/Linux and Microsoft operating systems, network security, network management, virtualization, storage technologies, and emerging technologies.  Various certificate and degree options are available, including courses which transfer to four-year universities for those students pursuing a bachelor degree.

Program Details

Learn about CNSA degrees and certificates offered and which core courses are required.

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Featured Careers

  • Cybersecurity Professionals
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Cloud Computing

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