Academics

Network Systems Technology

Networking Services TechnologyAssociate in Science Degree


Link to Network Systems Technology Program Requirements
Link to Program Standards

Link to Additional Ways to Earn Credit
Link to Course Sequencing
Link to Recommended Schedules
Link to Certificates

 

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers such as cabling specialist, PC support technician, network control operator, data communications analyst, help desk specialist, network technician, computer security specialist, network specialist, network manager, network systems analyst, network systems technician, network troubleshooter, WAN/LAN manager or systems administrator.

The content includes, but is not limited to, how to plan, install, configure, monitor, troubleshoot and manage computer networks in a LAN/WAN environment. Students will be prepared to apply conceptual and theoretical knowledge to the workplace utilizing technical skills learned during the program. (Click photo above for link to SCF Catalog)

 

Program Standards


After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic computer network maintenance and support.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of computer networking.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of common operating system concepts and associated practices.
  • Demonstrate fundamental proficiency in network security essentials.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of project management concepts and processes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the directory infrastructure and installation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of group policy.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of implementing sites to manage active directory replication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of maintaining directory availability.
  • Demonstrate how to install and deploy a server operating system.
  • Demonstrate how to provide infrastructure services.
  • Demonstrate how to provide file and print services.
  • Demonstrate how to provide remote and wireless network access.
  • Demonstrate how to monitor and maintain network servers and services.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of securing data transmission and authentication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of planning for business continuity and high availability.
  • Demonstrate workplace-readiness skills.

Course Sequencing


Network Course Sequencing

 

Recommended Schedule


For more scheduling information, please see the "Courses by Semester" page.

Semester 1

 ENC 1101
 MAC 1105 or higher
 CET 1600 (By Permit)
 CTS 1150C
 CGS 1000
        

Semester 2

 CTS 2390 
 Area III Social Sciences
 Area IV Humanities
 CGS 1543 
 GEB 1011

Semester 3

 CIS 1355
 CTS 2321
 CET 1605 (Network Administration and Network Infrastructure)
 CET 1610 (Network Administration and Network Infrastructure)
 CTS 2391 (Network Administration)
 Area V Nat Sci (Cybersecurity)
 CAP 2140 (Cybersecurity)
 CET 2890 (Cybersecurity and Network Infrastructure)

Semester 4

 CET 2854
 CIS 2931 or CGS 1949
 Area V Nat Sci (Network Administration and Network Infrastructure)
 CTS 2433 (Network Administration)
 CTS 2392 (Network Administration)
 CIS 2352 (Cybersecurity)
 CIS 2938 (Cybersecurity)
 CAP 2141 (Cybersecurity)
 CET 2615 (Network Infrastructure)
 CET 2620 (Network Infrastructure

Certificates


A college Credit Certificate consists of a program of instruction of less that sixty (60) credits of college-level courses, which is part of an AS  degree program and prepares students for entry into employment. This AS degree program includes the following College Credit Certificates:

Network Server Administration - 24 credit hours (click for link to SCF Catalog)
After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate understanding of computer network maintenance and support.
  • Demonstrate understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • Demonstrate understanding of operating system concepts and practices.
  • Demonstrate understanding of network security fundamentals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the directory infrastructure and installation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of group policy.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of implementing sites to manage active directory replication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of maintaining directory availability.
  • Demonstrate how to install and deploy a server operating system.
  • Demonstrate how to provide infrastructure services.
  • Demonstrate how to provide file and print services.
  • Demonstrate how to provide remote and wireless network access.
  • Demonstrate how to monitor and maintain network servers and services.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of securing data transmission and authentication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of planning for business continuity and high availability.
  • Demonstrate workplace-readiness skills.

Network Security - 30 credit hours (click for link to SCF Catalog)
After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in network design, configuration and troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in securing network infrastructures and protecting data.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing security penetration testing.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in responding to cybersecurity incidents.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the essential elements of forensic analysis.
  • Demonstrate employability skills.

Network Infrastructure - 21 credit hours (click for link to SCF Catalog) After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of computer networking.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of routing concepts.
  • Demonstrate router configuration skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of LAN design and concepts.
  • Demonstrate VLAN configuration skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic wireless concepts and configuration.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of wide area networks (WAN).
  • Demonstrate Wide Area Network configuration skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of network security.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of remote access.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of IP Addressing Services.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of network maintenance, support and troubleshooting.
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