Sciences and Information Technology
Networking Services Technology (Network Support) (2145)
in Science or Associate in Applied Science
The Networking Services Technology program of study focuses on computer systems and network support. All specialties within this program require completion of a common set of general elective and professional core courses. The professional core requirements teach the fundamental skills and knowledge required for microcomputer and network support. These courses include the objectives from both the A+ and Network+ certifications. Each specialty expands upon the professional core into specific areas of further study.
The Network Support Specialty gives students a broad yet in-depth set of skills and knowledge in the area of computer network administration and design. Industry certification is emphasized in the coursework (i.e., Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer MCSE, Certified Novell Administrator CNA, Cisco Certified Network Associate CCNA, etc.). Two common job titles this specialty prepares students for are network administrator and systems administrator.
NOTE: Students have two degree alternatives in this program: The associate in science (A.S.) and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.). If you intend to pursue further education at the university level, you should enroll in the A.S. option. If you intend to go directly to work after completing your associates degree, consider the A.A.S. While the A.A.S. will not provide you with the transfer benefits of the A.S., the A.A.S. will provide you with the skills required to begin working in the field immediately upon graduation. If you are unsure of which option is best for you, please see an advisor for further counseling.
Requirements and Recommended Course Groupings
The following is a presentation of required courses in recommended course groupings for this program. These groupings are only a suggested guide, and there is no requirement to follow these precisely. The availability of courses, the students testing and academic performance and other factors may alter the students actual course completion sequence. Students of this program may register for courses in any grouping as long as the student has met any prerequisites for the course.
Course Grouping One
(First term load for full-time students; 2-5 terms for part-time students.)
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