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:
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.
Upon completion of this program, student will be prepared to pursue industry recognized certifications such as CompTIA’s A+ Microcomputer Technician certification, Network+, Security+, Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, and Cisco.