Informational Session in Fall 2023
The department of Computer Science Information Technology at West LA College will be holding the following informational sessions. Faculty are willing to provide course advice and career pathway consultation for program tracks such as:
-Computer Science Information Technology (start with CS 101)
-Computer Network and Cyber Security (start with CIS 213)
-Web Development and Database Admin. (start with CIS 148)
-Cloud Computing (start with CIS 192)
-Data Science & Machine Learning & AI (start with CS 159)
-Data Analytics and Business Intelligence (start with CIS 124)
-Essentials of Robotics & Programming (start with MIT 220)
-Computer Science Transfer (start with CS 101)
-Engineering: Electrical & Software (start with Gen. Engineering 101)
Informational Session at TLC (Technology Learning Center Parking lot #5)
Aug 26-Saturday at TLC, the third floor lab #3 at 10 am
Every Saturday, September 2 to December 16, 2023 at TLC 201 from 1 to 2 pm
No Informational Session on Nov 25, 2023 (Thanksgiving Holiday)
Contact professor Chiang via ChiangAS@wlac.edu and request a Zoom meeting for faculty advisory if you can't make it the above-mentioned sessions.
Computer Network Security Management
With viruses, worms, and computer attacks being launched daily, network security will be among the fastest growing industries in the world. As a part of homeland security, computer and information security has become an important topic in higher education.
WLAC’s network security curriculum combines the existing MCSE, CCNA and Information System Security training to help students develop skills to design, administer and manage the heterogeneous corporate network with security emphasis.
Network administrators and computer systems administrators design, install, and support an organization’s local-area network (LAN), wide-area network (WAN), network segment, Internet, or intranet system. They provide day-to-day onsite administrative support for software users in a variety of work environments, including professional offices, small businesses, government, and large corporations. They maintain network hardware and software, analyze problems, and monitor the network to ensure its availability to system users. Network Administrators troubleshoot problems reported by users and by automated network monitoring systems and make recommendations for enhancements in the implementation of future servers and networks. Network administrators also may plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures.
In some organizations, computer security specialists may plan, coordinate, and implement the organization’s information security. These workers may be called upon to educate users about computer security, install security software, monitor the network for security breaches, respond to cyber attacks, and, in some cases, gather data and evidence to be used in prosecuting cyber crime. The responsibilities of computer security specialists has increased in recent years as there has been a large increase in the number of cyber attacks on data and networks. This and other growing specialty occupations reflect an increasing emphasis on client-server applications, the expansion of Internet and intranet applications, and the demand for more end-user support.