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Associate in Applied Science

Computer Engineering Technology (Cisco CCNP Technician) (A373)

Cisco certifications are among the most recognized and rewarded in the technology industry. Through this A.A.S. degree program, you can become a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Technician with expertise in internet-working and network support. The electives you choose will give you further experience with other platforms, hardware and operating systems. Skills in customer support and problem solving in a business environment are also emphasized. The coursework emphasizes hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment. The degree program includes the eight courses in the Cisco Networking Academy.

An internship is included to help you obtain the real-world experience hiring managers value. Students who have extensive work experience may apply to have their work evaluated to fulfill this requirement. Courses in this program are offered both days and evenings. Technical certificates, Cisco CCNA (6273) and Computer Specialist (Cisco CCNP) 6275, are included as options within this degree program. Students may choose to pursue an A.A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificate programs to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

Students may complete a degree in only one of the two specialty tracks, Cisco CCNP or Computer Technician. Students who wish to add a second area of specialization after completing a degree should pursue a technical certificate in that area. Students who have completed the Network Support Services (5670) certificate program may apply to have their coursework evaluated for college credit and applied to these programs.

Expected Job Growth: Much faster than average. Prospects are best for college graduates up to date with the latest skills, and some work experience is a plus.

Average Salary: $61,000

Certification and Licensing
The Cisco CCNP Technician subspecialty will prepare you for Cisco's CCNA and CCNP certification exams, as well as A+ and Network+ certifications.

Application Procedure
To enroll, complete a membership application and pay a one-time application fee of $15. An official high school transcript or a copy of your high school equivalency degree is also necessary. Students are admitted in the fall and spring terms. You must meet with the instructor or program director before enrolling in courses.


General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I (3)
MAC 1105 College Algebra (3)
  or MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra (4)
*Humanities (3)
SOP 1002 Human Relations (3)
*Communications Category B (3)

Credit hours: 15

Professional Courses
CET 1514 Operating Systems III (3)
CET 2186 Computer Peripherals and Interfacing (3)
CET 1742 Introduction to Network Configuration (3)
CET 2600 Cisco I (3)
CET 2610 Cisco II (3)
OST 1581 Professional Development in the Work Environment (3)
CET 2615 Cisco III (3)
CET 2620 Cisco IV (3)
CET 2626 Building Scalable Networks (6)
CET 2628 Building Remote Access Networks (3)
CET 2627 Building Multilayer Switched Networks (3)
CET 2629 Internet Troubleshooting Support (3)
CET 1943 Internship (3)

Credit hours: 42

Professional Electives
CET 2759 CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Certification Review (2)
CET 2485 Network+ Certification Review (2)
CET 2189 Advanced Peripherals (3)
CET 2744 Network Installation (3)
CET 1513 Operating Systems II (3)
CET 1512 Operation Systems I (3)
CET 2752 Network Administration (3)
CET 2501 Software Installation (3)
EET 1035 Fundamentals of DC/AC Electricity (3)
CET 1114 Digital Fundamentals (3)
CET 2123 Microprocessor Fundamentals (3)
ENC 2210 Technical Report Writing (3)

Total Professional Elective Credits:11

Total Credit Hours: 68

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.

Estimated tuition is $4,100 (for Florida residents, as of 7/04). Estimated cost of books, materials and fees is $3,000. Estimated cost for basic certification exam is $1,000.


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