1740 | Network Systems Technology – AS

Earn 60 college credits in approximately two years. These credits transfer to SFSC’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management (BAS-SM) and to many other computer-related bachelor’s degree programs.

Become proficient in basic and advanced concepts of network operation, support, and security.

Earn an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree with 60 college credits, which transfer to computer-related bachelor’s degree programs. This A.S. degree is now available completely online!

Learn concepts, theory, and hands-on laboratory skills that can you can use in the workplace. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics expects that jobs for network and computer systems administrators will grow by 28 percent through 2020, faster than average for all occupations.  Demand for information technology workers should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.

Receive the tools and training needed to pursue the CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Project+ industry certifications. Some of these certifications are required to successfully complete a particular course in this program, while others are optional. Visit CompTIA for information.

Program Recognition

The Network Systems Technology program has earned distinguished endorsements from FBI Infragard, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. South Florida State College is recognized as a CompTIA Authorized Academy Partner and a CISCO Networking Academy.

 

 

Degree Map

Length of program: 60 credit hours

PREFIX NUMBER
COURSE NAME
CREDIT HOURS
FIRST YEAR
Fall Term    
CET 1600C
Networking Fundamentals
   3
CGS 1061C
Fundamentals of Computers
   3
CIS 2358C*
Operating System Security
          3
 CTS 1156
Desktop Support
   3
 SLS 1106
First-Year Experience Seminar
1
 
 
13
Spring Term
CET 1660C*
Computer Network Security
3
CET 2662C*
Security Testing and Auditing
3
CET 2792
Microsoft Windows Server
3
CGS* 1135C
Introduction to Computer Forensics
3
 
 
12
Summer Term
CET 2930C Selected Topics in Computer Networking 3
CTS 2142* IT Project Management 2
    5
SECOND YEAR
Fall Term
ENC 1101^
Freshman English I
(G.E.)    3
CGS 1100C
Introduction to Microcomputers
Using Windows
(G.E.)    3
OST 2335
Business Communications
3
**
Social Science Elective
(G.E.)    3
 
 
12
Spring Term    
CET 2794*
Microsoft Directory Services
    3
COP 2170C*
Principles of Computer Programming
    3
**
Humanities Elective
(G.E.)    3
**
Mathematics or Science Elective
(G.E.)    3
 
 
12
Summer Term
 
 
CIS 2352C*
Ethical Hacking I
    3
CIS 2359C*
Ethical Hacking II
    3
 
 
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*Check the course descriptions for prerequisites.

**It is your responsibility to meet with the instructional supervisor or counselor to select the proper course to fulfill this requirement.

^ It may be necessary to first enroll in a lower-level English, math, or reading course, depending on college placement test scores.

For complete requirements of this program, including any prerequisite courses, consult an adviser or Brian Bohlman.