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Network Systems Technology Associate in Science

Network Systems Technology Associate in Science
Type: AS
Subplan Code: NSTECH-AS
CIP: 1511100111

Program Description

Seminole State’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Network Systems Technology Program provides students the skills and knowledge required to administer, design, install, configure, connect, plan and maintain local area and enterprise networks. Graduates are qualified to manage various levels of network systems, including home and multi-department business networks.

Profession

Computer networks make it possible for people to work and communicate anywhere at any time. The professionals who create, maintain and secure these networks are in high demand. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day organization, installation and support of local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems. They also create network models, analyze and plan data and research and recommend hardware and software.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are employed as:

  • Computer Networking Specialists
  • Customer Service Advisors
  • Network Support Technicians
  • System-wide Administrators

Job Outlook

Considered one of Central Florida’s high-skill, high-wage professions, employment in the network services field is expected to grow by 28 percent (faster than average) through 2020 (Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics).

College Credit Certificates

Students may complete the following college credit certificates as part of the Network Systems Technology A.S. degree:

  • Computer Repair and Installation Certificate
  • IP Communications Technician Certificate
  • IT Client Specialist Certificate
  • Network Infrastructure Certificate
  • Network Server Administrator Certificate
  • Network Support Technician Certificate
  • Virtualization Certificate

Certifications

Graduates of this program may be qualified to earn the following industry certifications:

  • Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA), CWNPT001
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), CISCO004
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security), CISCO011 
  • CompTIA Linux+, COMPT005
  • CompTIA Network +, COMPT006 
  • CompTIA Security+, COMPT008
  • CompTIA Server +, COMPT009
  • Information Storage and Management (EMCISA) Associate, EMCSQ001
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) - Server Administrator, MICRO034
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server, MICRO046
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): Windows Server Admin Fundamentals
  • Professional (MCIT) Server Administrator, MICRO034
  • VMware Certified Associate 4 Desktop (VCA40DT) 
  • VMware Certified Professional vSphere

Degree Transfer

Seminole State’s A.S. Degree in Network Systems Technology will transfer to the College’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Information Systems Technology.

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Courses
Available Courses Shown in Green
Required Courses
27
Choose four credits from the following list:
Elective Courses
18

Choose 18 credits of electives from 1 of the following technical specialization tracks:

  • CISCO Network Infrastructure Track
  • Network Operating Systems Track
  • Virtualization Track
18
Credits
CISCO Network Infrastructure Track
18

Any CET, CIS, COP or CTS prefix course not already required

2
Credits
Network Operating Systems Track
18

Any CET, CIS, COP or CTS prefix course not already required

2
Credits
Virtualization Track
18

Any CET, CIS, COP or CTS prefix course not already required

2
Credits
General Education Courses
18
Choose ENC 1102 or ENC 1210:
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree should choose ENC1102

Humanities General Education course

3
Credits

Mathematics General Education course

3
Credits

Social Science General Education course

3
Credits
Total Credits:
63
Note:

Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.

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