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Major Roadmaps

Simplifying the path


Computer science - Networking & Security


This Roadmap is provided as a SAMPLE GUIDE showing what a full-time student's schedule MAY look like. There is no guarantee that all classes will be offered each semester or that classes will have space available. You must meet all prerequisite requirements prior to registering for a class.


Consult with a Los Medanos Counselor for help planning your schedule. Visit the Networking & Security Website
for more information. The Computer Science Department also offers degrees in Computer Support Specialist
and Computer Science.


Degrees and Certificates:

Note: We recommend that students complete ENGL-090 or assess into ENGL-100 before taking many classes.


Fall   Spring    
  2 unitsCOMSC-010     2 unitsCOMSC-011    
  2 unitsCOMSC-012     3 unitsCOMSC-080    
  4 unitsCOMSC-040     3 unitsCOMSC-120 arrow Basic Certificate
        3 unitsCOMSC-037    
        3 unitsCOMSC Elective*    


Fall year 2



Fall year 2

  3 unitsCOMSC-121     16 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)    
  3 unitsCOMSC-123          
  3-4 unitsCOMSC Elective* arrow Advanced Certificate      
  8 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)          

Certificate of Achievement 31-32 units


AS in Networking &
- 60 Units



* Choose two electives from the following:

COMSC 041, 044, 051, 056 or 0124




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Networking & Security

Careers in Networking & Security

The Networking and Security Basic and Advanced Certificate of Achievement program will prepare students for jobs in computer forensics and/or networking. These jobs require excellent technical skills and the ability to investigate and solve problems or crimes. Most organizations require network specialists. Given the rise in computer crimes, viruses, and computer hacking, the need for computer forensics professionals has increased in the government and in the private sector.


Networking & Security Salary Averages in California:

Network and Computer Systems Administrator: $24.44-$58.13

Information Security Analysist: $30.31 - $67.78/hour

Note: Some positions require a BS Degree in Computer Science or related field.


Information gathered from onetonline.org which is sponsored by the Department of Labor, 2014

Associate of Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement

The Associate of Science in Networking and Security requires completion of 31-32 units of coursework listed above as well as the general education requirements. Please consult with a Los Medanos College counselor to create your educational plan.


The Certificate of Achievement (Basic) requires completion of 16 units of coursework listed above.


The Certificate of Achievement (Advanced) requires completion of 31-32 units of coursework listed above.