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Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science

Network Administrator (2145)

Networking refers to the system that connects an organization’s computers, office to office, or location to location. It allows networked users to retrieve information from the mainframe, as well as connect to voice mail, e-mail and the Internet.

Network administrators have essential hands-on skills and knowledge of theory and concepts. They are responsible for installing, configuring, repairing and managing computer and network hardware and software. This program offers the training and knowledge you’ll need to administer networks in Microsoft, Linux and Cisco environments. It is a stepping stone to industry-recognized certifications and high-paying opportunities.

A 180-hour internship is a required part of this degree program.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
FCCJ 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. An FCCJ intranet site posts jobs targeting our students. Graduates are regularly employed by CSX, JEA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the City of Jacksonville, Medtronic, Mayo Clinic and other regional employers including the government and military.

Two technical certificates are included as options within this degree program: Information Technology Technician (Desktop Support) and Information Technology Management (Systems Administrator). Students may choose to pursue this A.S. or 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.

Annual Salaries
Starting annual salaries for Jacksonville average $35,000 – $40,000, the Florida average is $57,021 and the national average is $58,480.

Certification and Licensing
After completing the program, students can pursue industry-recognized certifications such as CompTIA’s A+ Micromcomputer Technician and Network+ Network Technician certifications, Microsoft’s Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification, Cisco’s Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification, and various Linux certifications.

This associate degree articulates into a bachelor of science degree program in Computer Information Systems at Nova Southeastern University. See more information on articulation.

Estimated tuition for Florida residents is $4,183 (as of 07/06). Contact program manager for textbook, fees and material costs.

Network Administrator (2145)

General Education Courses
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
  *Mathematics 3
  *Humanities 3
  *Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
  *Communication — Category B 3
  Credit Hours 15

Professional Courses
CGS 1060 Introductory Computer Concepts 3
  or CGS 1570 Microcomputer Applications  
CGS 1071 Network Technician Foundations 3
CGS 1824 Internet Foundations 3
CDA 1302 Hardware Configuration 3
CDA 1403 Software Configuration 3
CEN 1527 Network Configuration 3
  or **CET 2600 Cisco I and CET 2610 Cisco II  
CEN 1528 Internetwork Configuration 3
  or **CET 2615 Cisco III and CET 2620 Cisco IV  
CEN 1300 Microsoft Desktop Administration 3
CEN 1304 Microsoft Server Administration 3
COP 2341 Linux Workstation Administration 3
COP 2347 Linux Network Administration 3
CEN 2305 Microsoft Network Adminstration 3
CEN 1943 Internship 3
  Credit Hours 39

Professional Electives
CDA, CEN, CET, CGS, CIS or COP prefix courses  
  Credit Hours 9

Total Credit Hours: 63

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.
**If Cisco Academy courses 1-4 are taken, CET 2610 and CET 2620 will be substituted for the CEN 1527 and CEN 1528 requirements. CET 2600 and CET 2615 will be applied toward the professional electives requirement.

You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.


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