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Computer Networking A.S. Degree

  • AS iconOur computer networking degree prepares you for software and network support positions in the IT field. With this degree, you can enter the job market or pursue further study, including SPC’s bachelor’s degree in technology management. As part of the A.S. degree, you complete an internship, providing invaluable experience for your career and choose a subplan: network engineering (Cisco) or network administrator (Linux and Windows).

  • What You Will Learn

    Depending on your specialization, you will gain the following skills:

    • The fundamentals of networked environments and data communications
    • Computer hardware, software and router installation, troubleshooting and configuration
    • Network administration, management, security, troubleshooting and maintenance
    • The fundamentals of the Linux/Unix operating environments
    • Linux and Windows server administration
    • LAN switching and wireless design
    • WAN technology and protocols
    • Voice over IP
  • Computer Networking
    Associate in Science


    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

    Program Leadership Information

    Dr. Sharon Setterlind, Dean, SP/G, (727) 341-4724
    John Long, Academic Department Chair, (727) 341-4724

    Program Summary

    This program is designed for students to develop a network utilizing the appropriate analytical skills, develop help desk support platforms that facilitate troubleshooting and to develop secure network strategies that maximize value in the information technology environment. This program prepares students to sit for the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Linux+, CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) industry certifications.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Florida CIP Code

    1511100112: Network Systems Technology

    Federal CIP Code

    11.1001: Network and System Administration/Administrator.

    Job Related Opportunities

    • Job Related Opportunities
    • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
    • Computer Network Support Specialists
    • Computer User Support Specialists

    Graduation Rules

    Minimum grade of "C" required in all Major and Subplan courses.

    Communications - Composition

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.3

    Communications - Speech

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    Social and Behavioral Sciences

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    Humanities and Fine Arts

    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.3

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    Enhanced World View

    Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

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    Computer/Information Literacy Competency

    Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

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    Complete 18 credits

    CET 1171CComputer Repair Essentials3
    CET 1172CComputer Support Technician3
    CNT 2940Computer Networking Internship3
    CGS 1309Computer and Information Technology Concepts3
    CTS 1411Fundamentals of Information Storage and Management3
    CTS 2370Configuring and Managing Virtualization3

    Select ONE of the following Subplans

    Select ONE subplan below (Complete 24 credits)

    Subplan: Networking Administration (Complete 24 credits)

    CNT 1000Local Area Network Concepts3
    CTS 1303Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services3
    CTS 1327Configuring and Administering MS Windows Client3
    CTS 1328Installing and Configuring Windows Server3
    CTS 1334Administering Windows Servers3
    CTS 2106Fundamentals of the Linux/Unix Operating Environment3
    CTS 2321Linux System Administration I3
    CTS 2322Linux System Administration II3

    SUBPLAN: Networking Engineering (Complete 24 credits)

    CET 1600Introduction to Networks3
    CET 1610Routing and Switching Essentials3
    CET 2615Scaling Networks3
    CET 2620Connecting Networks3
    CET 2670Implementing CISCO IP Routing (ROUTE)3
    CET 2682Fundamentals of Voice Over IP (VoIP)3
    CET 2685Implementing CISCO Network Security (CCNAS)3
    CET 2856Implementing CISCO IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)3
    Total Credits60
  • Continuing Your Education

    Our networking certificates transfer to our A.S. degree in Computer Networking, which offers two areas of specialization: network engineering (Cisco) or network administrator (Linux and Windows). Our A.S. transfers to our bachelor's degree in Technology Development and Management.

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  • Networking Careers

    Networking specialists have become invaluable team members as businesses expand their use of networking to share resources and reduce expenses. Employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow 28 percent through 2020, as organizations switch to newer, faster and more mobile networks.

    Our program prepares you for entry-level work as:

    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics