Computer Information Systems

Getting Started

Jobs requiring cybersecurity skills continue to grow rapidly. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the number of information security jobs will increase 31% from 2019 to 2029, making it one of the fastest-growing fields.

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Degree, Certificates, and Courses

Computer Networking and System Administration (CNSA)

The CNSA program offers various certificate and degree options to prepare you for a career in computer networking and systems administration, update your IT skills, or transfer to a four-year institution.

Degrees

Certificates

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Skills Certificate

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certificate of Achievement

  • Microsoft System Administration Skills Certificate

  • UNIX/Linux System Administration Skills Certificate

  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals Skills Certificate

Core Courses

  • CIS 71 IT Essentials

  • CIS 81 Networking Fundamentals and Theory (Cisco CCNA 1)

  • CIS 82 Introduction to Routing Technologies and Theory (Cisco CCNA 2)

  • CIS 90 Introduction to UNIX/Linux

  • CIS 174 Virtualization Infrastructure (VMware ICM)

  • CIS 75 Fundamentals of Computer Security

  • CIS 194 Microsoft Windows Client Administration

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Computer Support Specialist (CSS)

The Computer Support Specialist (CSS) program at Cabrillo prepares students for a career in the field of computer technical support. Courses provide hands-on experience with computer hardware and software, basic networking and help desk concepts. Computer Support Specialist (CSS) program emphasizes communication skills, which are critical to success in this field. This program helps prepare students for CompTIA certification exams like the A+, Network+ and Security+.

Degrees

Certificates

  • A+ Preparation Skills Certificate

  • Computer Support 1 Technician Skills Certificate

Core Courses

  • CIS 71 IT Essentials

  • CIS 81 Networking Fundamentals and Theory (Cisco CCNA 1)

  • CIS 90 Introduction to UNIX/Linux

  • CIS 103 Technical Support as a Profession

  • CIS 174 Virtualization Infrastructure (VMware ICM)

  • CIS 194 Microsoft Windows Client Administration

Transfer Pathways

If you are thinking of transferring to a program to complete your Bachelors Degree, we recommend you work with the Counseling Department first to understand your options.

Bachelors Degree programs in IT

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Join Cabrillo's IT Institute this Spring

Get a jumpstart on your IT knowledge and skills. Take 7 classes in just 11 weeks with daily and weekly support from IT Institute faculty and staff. Plus, get career and life skills coaching along the way!

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Financial Aid

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded program intended to support individuals who are seeking to improve their earning potential and career options by increasing skill levels, educational levels, and/or obtaining industry-relevant certification or licensure. Eligible students receive individual orientation and needs assessment, specialized academic counseling, and funds for training expenses, including enrollment fees, required textbooks, school supplies, uniforms and other required tools and materials. They may also receive reimbursement for transportation expenses.

Cabrillo College offers many other financial aid options for you to consider.

Want to learn more?

Talk with an Academic Counselor by emailing or calling the department to schedule an appointment at 831-479-6274.