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Computer Services Technology

Coastline College's Computer Services Technology Department is one of the most vibrant and innovative computer training providers in the Southland. CST courses cover everything from the basics (like CompTIA A+, Server+, Network+, and Security+) and the major operating systems (including Linux and Microsoft) to the systems like Cisco and wireless networking that tie them all together. There are also specializations to enhance your career, such as Computer Forensics, Ethical Hacking, Windows Server Administration, and Virtualization. Join us to improve your hands-on skills or learn new ones.

The CST Department is proud to have been designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security in 2014. Our courses align with the knowledge units of the NICE Workforce Framework, providing students with the skills needed to work in today’s cybersecurity and computer networking roles. With both face-to-face and online classes, you can choose the class style that is most appropriate for you and your schedule.


The following is a list of Coastline's Computer Services Technology faculty and their specializations.

Networking / Security Program Faculty

Name Role Specialization
Dr. Nancy Jones Dean Network Security / Microsoft MCSE
Michael Warner Department ChairNetwork Security / Cisco
Tobi West, CISSP, GCFE Department ChairCybersecurity
Hannah Bai Faculty Virtualization / Microsoft MCSE
Dr. Brandon Brown FacultyNetwork Security / Cisco
Stefan Bund FacultyProgramming / Scripting
Eric Chen Faculty Network Security / Virtulization
Linda Dewberry FacultyDatabase
Donald Isbell FacultyComputer Hardware
Jeff Kerr FacultyComputer Hardware
Zubin Khambatta FacultyLinux OS
Bob Konefsky FacultyCisco
Edward Lui Faculty Network Security / Cisco
Thomas Salazar FacultyCisco
Ron Schenkelberg FacultyCisco
Allen Stubblefield FacultyCybersecurity

Degrees and Certificates

Cybersecurity consists of security knowledge and skills but also vendor-specific and vendor-neutral certificates. Coastline College provides students with the opportunities to earn a transfer AS-option 1 degree, but also industry specific certifications.

Computer Networking Degrees and Certificates

Certificate Types and Requirements

Certificate Type Unit Requirement
AS Degree 60 units
Certificates of Specialization Under 12 Units
Certificates of Accomplishment 12 Units and over
Certificates of Achievement 18 Units and over

AS Degrees

Certificates of Accomplishment

Certificates of Specialization

Available Soon - Pending Approval


Professor Tobi West, CISSP, GCFE CIS/CST/DGA Department Chair
Cybersecurity Center Director
Coastline College

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