Network Systems Technology

Associate in Science

Network Systems Technology

Systems networking, computer forensics, open source networking and virtual infrastructure

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Network Systems Technology degree program begins by teaching the basic skills and knowledge required to work as an entry-level microcomputer technician or desktop support specialist. Students then gain the skills and knowledge required to administer server, security, voice or network infrastructure environments. Once finished with the core requirements of the program, students are free to choose their remaining classes from a variety of FSCJ's technology offerings.

Students can select courses from six different tracks including:

  • Computer Systems Networking
  • Computer Forensics Technician/Network Security
  • Information Technology Management (Systems Administration)
  • Advanced Network Support Technician
  • Network Virtualization
  • Voice Over IP
  • Or mix and match to take courses from a variety of technology areas to complement your existing skills.

Technologies include Cisco CCNA, Cisco CCNP, Cisco Voice over IP, Microsoft, A+, Security+, VMware, EMC, Citrix and Linux.

An internship is a required part of this degree program. Each credit hour in the internship course consists of 30 contact hours of which relates to 25 hours of documented job site internship experience.

Program Code: 2156

60 Credits

 Accelerated Program.
20 months to complete.

School of Technology and Industry
Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.



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Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Degree Options

Students may select one or more technical tracks as they progress towards the A.S. degree. Each technical track aligns with a College Credit Technical Certificate and consists of both professional core and professional elective course options. Technical tracks may be combined or “stacked” to create the 60 credit hour A.S. degree. Please consult with your advisor to determine the path that best suits your academic goals.

If you're interested in the information security field, visit the FSCJ Center for Cyber Security to learn more about scholarships, internships and resources. 

Career Opportunities

FSCJ is the regional resource for employers in every type of technology. Our partnerships with Cisco Systems, Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems provide career connections. Graduates are regularly employed by CSX, JEA, Florida Blue, the City of Jacksonville, Medtronic, Mayo Clinic and other regional employers including the government and military.

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