Networking Services Technology (A.S. Degree)

General Info --
Northwest Florida State College offers the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program in Networking Service Technology. Students may also complete a College Credit Certificate in Information Technology Technician, Information Technology Management and/or UNIX/Linux System Administrator. Both the degree and certificate programs provide students with the technical training and educational background necessary for immediate entry into the job market.

Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of an organization's computer networks. They organize, install, and support an organization's computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems. Professionals in this field also perform network modeling, analysis, and planning as well as research and recommendation of network and data communications hardware and software.

For specific day, time, location and eCampus options for courses offered in this program see the l Schedule of Classes at www.nwfsc.edu/schedule. See the College Catalog for complete requirements at www.nwfsc.edu/catalog. For more information or to schedule an advising appointment contact Ray Rickman, Department Chair of Advanced Technology & Design, at (850) 729-5218 or rickmanr@nwfsc.edu.

What is the job outlook?
Employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for these workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks. Network and computer systems administrators are employed in many different industries, and pay varies by industry. The median annual wage of network and computer systems administrators was $69,160 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $42,400, and the top 10 percent earned more than $108,090. Select this link for Gainful Employment information.

A.S. Degree
The Networking Services Technology A.S. degree includes 63 total credits including 45 credits selected from among the following core and elective courses. See the College Catalog for complete degree requirements.

CIS 1000 Introduction to Computer Science
COP 1000 Intro Programming Concepts & Logic
CET1600C Networking Fundamentals
CTS 1347C Windows Network Infrastructure 2008
CTS 2134 Network Technology
CTS 2163C Windows 7 Client Operating System
CET 1660 Intro to Network Security
CTS 1156C Desktop Support
CTS 2302C Windows Active Directory
CTS 2346C Windows Server 2008 Administrator
CTS 1383C Windows Server Admin
CET 1610C Routing Protocols and Concepts
CET 2615C LAN Switching and Wireless
CET 2620C Accessing the WAN
CET 2179C PC Operating Systems A+
CET 2182C PC Hardware A+
CET 2942 Computer Engineering Internship
CGS 1843 Introduction to E-Commerce
COP ____ Programming
CTS 2162C Windows Vista Operating System
ETG 1941 Internship
MAD 2104 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

Information Technology Management (College Credit Certificate)
Earn a Certificate while completing the A.S. degree. This Certificate includes 30 credits selected from among the following courses. See the College Catalog for complete degree requirements.

CET 1660 Intro to Network Security
CET 1600C Networking Fundamentals
CGS 1843 Introduction to E-Commerce
CGS 2541 Intro to Database Concepts
CGS 2544 Advanced Database Concepts
CIS 1000 Introduction to Computer Science
COP 1000 Intro to Programming Concepts & Logic
CTS 2134 Network Technology
CTS 2440 Introduction to Oracle
CTS 1106 Fundamentals of UNIX
CTS 1156C Desktop Support
CTS 1347C Windows Network Infrastructure 2008
CTS 2162C Windows Vista Operating System
CTS 2163C Windows 7 Client Operating System
CTS 2321 UNIX Administration
ETG 1941 Internship

Information Technology Technician (College Credit Certificate)
Earn a Certificate while completing the A.S. degree. This Certificate includes 21 credits selected from among the following courses. See the College Catalog for complete degree requirements.

CET 1600C Networking Fundamentals
CET 1660 Introduction to Network Security
CTS 2134 Network Technology
CTS 2162C Windows Vista Operating System
CTS 2163C Windows 7 Client Operating System
CET 1610C Routing Protocols and Concepts
CET 2179C PC Operating Systems A+
CET 2182C PC Hardware A+
CGS 1843 Introduction to E-Commerce
CGS 2541 Intro to Database Concepts
CGS 2544 Advanced Database Concepts
COP 1000 Intro to Programming Concepts & Logic
CTS 1106 Fundamentals of UNIX
CTS 1156C Desktop Support
CTS 1347C Windows Network Infrastructure 2008
CTS 2321 UNIX Administration
CTS 2440 Introduction to Oracle

UNIX/LINUX System Administrator (College Credit Certificate)
Earn a Certificate while completing the A.S. degree. This Certificate includes 18 credits selected from among the following courses. See the College Catalog for complete degree requirements.

CET 1660 Introduction to Network Security
CET 2179C PC Operating Systems A+
CET 2182C PC Hardware A+
CTS 1106 Fundamentals of UNIX
CTS 2134 Network Technology
CTS 2321 UNIX Administration
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