Our 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).
Depending on your specialization, you will gain the following skills:
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.
Dr. Sharon Setterlind, Dean, SP/G, (727) 341-4724John Long, Academic Department Chair, (727) 341-4724
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.
Job Related Opportunities
Minimum grade of "C" required in all Major and Subplan courses.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Composition
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Speech
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSSocial and Behavioral Sciences
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSHumanities and Fine Arts
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSMathematics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEthics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEnhanced World View
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSComputer/Information Literacy Competency
MAJOR CORE COURSESComplete 18 credits
Select ONE of the following Subplans
SUBPLANSelect ONE subplan below (Complete 24 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Networking Administration (Complete 24 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSUBPLAN: Networking Engineering (Complete 24 credits)
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.
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:
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