Santa Rosa Junior College

Our course of study offers a diverse community of learners a sound foundation of knowledge and problem-solving skills in computer studies that can lead to valuable career certificates, academic degrees, university transfer, and lifelong learning.

Available Courses

This course list provides an overview of courses per college course catalogs. Not all of the courses listed use NETLAB+. For complete information, please see the individual college website.

CS 165.31 - MICROSOFT OFFICE INTEGRATION - 0.5 Unit

Description: Students will customize options and integrate Microsoft Office applications, start Office documents, find and open Office documents, explore Command bars, use OfficeArt and WordArt, link and embed objects, create hyperlinks, insert Word tables into Excel and PowerPoint, insert Excel charts into Word and PowerPoint, and share data among Office applications.

CS 80.15 - IT ESSENTIALS 1: PC HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE - 4 Units

Description: Information Technology (IT) Essentials curriculum provides an introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level Information Communication Technology (ICT) professionals. The curriculum covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an ICT professional. The IT Essentials (ITE) curriculum emphasizes practical experience to help students develop fundamental computer and career skills. ITE helps students prepare for entry-level career opportunities in ICT and the CompTIA A+ certification. The course also provides a learning pathway to Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

CS 81.21 - INTRODUCTION TO LINUX - 3 Units

Description: This course will introduce the student to the basic concepts of the Linux Operating System. Completion of the course will provide a basic working knowledge of: free and open-source software and licenses, essential Linux commands, login and logout sequences, setting passwords, hardware, processes, programs and the components of the Linux Operating System, creating and restoring compressed backups and archives, system security, users/groups and file permissions for public and private directories, creating and running simple scripts and basic system administration.

CS 82.22A - INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS - 4 Units

Description: This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. It uses the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. The principles and structure of Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. Network simulator activities help students analyze protocol and network operation and build small networks in a virtual environment. Students build simple Local Area Network (LAN) topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, performing basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes. Network Fundamentals is the first of the three courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation.

CS 82.22B - SWITCHING, ROUTING AND WIRELESS ESSENTIALS - 4 Units

Description: The second course in the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks and includes Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) and security concepts. Students learn key switching and routing concepts. Students will perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate Local Area Network (LAN) security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN.

CS 82.22C - ENTERPRISE NETWORKING, SECURITY, AND AUTOMATION - 4 Units

Description: This third and final course in the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) series describes the architecture, components, operations, and security to scale for large, complex networks, including Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies. The course emphasizes network security concepts and introduces network virtualization and automation. Students learn how to configure, troubleshoot, and secure enterprise network devices and understand how Application Programming Interfaces (API) and configuration management tools enable network automation.

CS 82.56 - COMPUTER NETWORK SECURITY - 4 Units

Description: An in-depth exploration of the essentials of computer network security. Students will analyze security objectives and the role of policy deployment while they practice defending against network attacks. Students will learn about attacks and malware, E-mail, web components, software development, disaster recovery, risk, change and privilege management, forensics and legal issues. Scenario-based curriculum describing a start-up company in which the students are employed with specific roles, will also be incorporated in the class. Tasks and product deliverables, for the start-up company, which are based on industry standards, augment assignments and exams. Coverage of both CompTIA's Security+ certification exam and the (ISC)2 SSCP certification, is integral to this course. Students should have a familiarity with network operating systems.

CS 82.57 - CYBERSECURITY OPERATIONS - 3 Units

Description: This course equips students with the knowledge and skills needed by today's organizations that are challenged with rapidly detecting cybersecurity breaches and effectively responding to security incidents. The student could be part of a team of people in Security Operations Centers (SOC) keeping a vigilant eye on security systems, protecting their organizations by detecting and responding to cybersecurity threats or a Systems/Network Administrator desirous of better securing their organization. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cyber Ops prepares candidates to begin a career working with associate-level cybersecurity analysts within security operations centers.

CS 82.58 - INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY - 3 Units

Description: An introduction to the fundamental principles and topics of Information Technology Security and Risk Management at the organizational level. It provides in-depth coverage of the current risks and threats to an organization’s data, combined with a structured way of addressing the safeguarding of these critical electronic assets. Additionally, the course provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare students for further study in other specialized security fields. It is also intended to serve the needs of individuals seeking to pass the Computing Technology Industry Association’s (CompTIA) Security+ certification exam.

CS 84.13 - IT SUPPORT - 3 Units

Description: This course introduces students to the knowledge necessary to support information technology (IT) solutions and users of such systems. Topics include introduction to IT support, resolving service calls, installing and configuring computer hardware, software applications, networks, security, client-server and mobile computing, web applications, multimedia resources, communications systems, and the planning and management of the technology lifecycle.

CS 84.21- MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS - 3 Units

Description: An examination of the use of information systems to support the management activities of an organization. Topics include: the fundamentals of hardware, software, database management, data communications, transaction processing information systems, decision support systems, information reporting systems, office automation, networks, expert systems, cloud computing, mobile computing and systems analyses and design. Case studies and several software packages will be utilized to illustrate the principles covered.

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