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Network Systems Technology

Networking Services TechnologyAssociate in Science Degree


Link to Network Systems Technology Program Requirements
Link to Program Standards

Link to Additional Ways to Earn Credit
Link to Course Sequencing
Link to Recommended Schedules
Link to Certificates

 

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers such as cabling specialist, PC support technician, network control operator, data communications analyst, help desk specialist, network technician, computer security specialist, network specialist, network manager, network systems analyst, network systems technician, network troubleshooter, WAN/LAN manager or systems administrator.

The content includes, but is not limited to, how to plan, install, configure, monitor, troubleshoot and manage computer networks in a LAN/WAN environment. Students will be prepared to apply conceptual and theoretical knowledge to the workplace utilizing technical skills learned during the program. (Click photo above for link to SCF Catalog)

General Education Courses

ENC 1101 - Written Communication I (3 Credit Hours)

MAC 1105 or higher, A.S. (3 Credit Hours)

Behavioral Science Choose from Area III, A.S. (3 Credit Hours)

Humanities Choose from Area IV, A.S. (3 Credit Hours)

Natural Science Choose from Area V, A.S. (3 Credit Hours)

Subtotal Credit Hours: 15

Program Courses (Both Specializations)

GEB 1011 - Introduction to Business (3 Credit Hours)

CGS 1000 - Computer Information Systems (3 Credit Hours)     

CTS 1150C - Microcomputer Hardware and Maintenance (3 Credit Hours)

COP 2510 - Programming Concepts (3 Credit Hours) OR

CGS 1949 Internship in Computer Science (3 Credit Hours)

CGS 1543 - Database Design and Implementation (3 Credit Hours)

CET 1600 - Networking Fundamentals (3 Credit Hours)

CTS 2390 - Installing and Configuring Windows Server (3 Credit Hours)

CIS 1355 - Security Engineering (3 Credit Hours)

CET 2854 - Wireless Networks (3 Credit Hours)

CTS 2321 - Linux System Administration (3 Credit Hours)

Subtotal Credit Hours: 30

Students must choose the Network Administration or Cybersecurity Specialization.

Network and System Administration Specialization Courses

CTS 2391 - Administering Windows Server (3 Credit Hours)

CTS 2392 - Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services (3 Credit Hours)

CET 1610 - Router Technology (3 Credit Hours)

CTS 2433 - SQL Implementation (3 Credit Hours)

CIS 2931 - Current Issues in Computing (3 Credit Hours)

Subtotal Credit Hours: 15

Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Specialization Courses

CIS 2352 - Ethical Hacking (3 Credit Hours)

CAP 2140 - Data Forensics (3 Credit Hours)

CAP 2141 - Data Forensics II (3 Credit Hours)

CIS 2938 - Current Issues in Cyber Security (3 Credit Hours)

CET 2890 - Network Infrastructure Security (3 Credit Hours)

Subtotal Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 60

 

Program Standards


After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic computer network maintenance and support.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of computer networking.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of common operating system concepts and associated practices.
  • Demonstrate fundamental proficiency in network security essentials.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of project management concepts and processes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the directory infrastructure and installation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of group policy.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of implementing sites to manage active directory replication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of maintaining directory availability.
  • Demonstrate how to install and deploy a server operating system.
  • Demonstrate how to provide infrastructure services.
  • Demonstrate how to provide file and print services.
  • Demonstrate how to provide remote and wireless network access.
  • Demonstrate how to monitor and maintain network servers and services.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of securing data transmission and authentication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of planning for business continuity and high availability.
  • Demonstrate workplace-readiness skills.

 

Course Sequencing


 Network Program Sequence

 

Recommended Schedules


 Bradenton

Semester 1

 ENC 1101
 MAC 1105 or higher
 ECO 2013 or GEB 1011 or APA 1111
 CET 1600 (Prereq: CGS 1000 or
                               CGS 1570)
 CTS 1150
 Area IV Humanities       

Semester 2

 ENC 1102 or ENC 2210
 CTS 1300 (Prereq: CET 1600)
 Area III Behavioral Science
 COP 2510
 CGS 1543 (Prereq: CGS 1000)

Semester 3

 CIS 1355
 CET 1610 (Prereq: CET 1600)
 COP 2170 (Prereq: COP 2510)
 CET 2794 (Prereq: CTS 1300) (Fall)
 CIS 2931 or CGS 1949

Semester 4

 CET 2792 (Prereq: CTS 1300) (Spring)
 CTS 2352 (Capstone, Prereq: CIS 1355,
                CET2792 or CET 2794) (Spring)
 CIS 2321 (Capstone, Prereq: CGS 1543,
                  Programming course)
 CTS 2433

Venice

Semester 1 - Fall

 ENC 1101 
 MAC 1105 or higher
 CGS 1000 *V or †
 CTS 1150 *V         

Semester 2 - Spring

 ENC 1102 or ENC 2210
 Area III Behavioral Science
 CET 1600 † (Prereq: CGS 1000 or
                                  CGS 1570)
 COP 2510 †

Semester 3 - Summer

 CTS 1300 *V (Prereq: CET 1600)
 CGS 1543 † (Prereq: CGS 1000)
 CIS 1355 †
 COP 2170 † (Prereq: COP 2510)

Semester 4 - Fall

 CET 1610 *LR (Prereq: CET 1600) 
 CET 2794 *B (Prereq: CTS 1300)
 CIS 2321 † (Capstone, Prereq: CGS 1543,
                     Programming course)
 CIS 2931 † or CGS 1949

Semester 5 - Spring

 CET 2792 *B (Prereq: CTS 1300) 
 CTS 2352 *B (Capstone,
                       Prereq: CIS1355,
                       CET2792 or CET 2794)
 CTS 2433 *B
 ECO 2013 or GEB 1011 or APA 1111
 Area IV Humanties
 
 

Certificates


 A college Credit Certificate consists of a program of instruction of less that sixty (60) credits of college-level courses, which is part of an AS  degree program and prepares students for entry into employment. This AS degree program includes the following College Credit Certificate:

Network Server Administration - 24 credit hours (click for link to SCF Catalog)

After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate understanding of computer network maintenance and support.
  • Demonstrate understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • Demonstrate understanding of operating system concepts and practices.
  • Demonstrate understanding of network security fundamentals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the directory infrastructure and installation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of group policy.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of implementing sites to manage active directory replication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of maintaining directory availability.
  • Demonstrate how to install and deploy a server operating system.
  • Demonstrate how to provide infrastructure services.
  • Demonstrate how to provide file and print services.
  • Demonstrate how to provide remote and wireless network access.
  • Demonstrate how to monitor and maintain network servers and services.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of securing data transmission and authentication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of planning for business continuity and high availability.
  • Demonstrate workplace-readiness skills.
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