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Network Communications (LAN), A.S. Certificate

Program Information

A.S. Certificate - Code 0923 - Catalog 2017/2018

Anindya Paul, Chair, 386-506-4155, paula@DaytonaState.edu

Timothy Pintello, Assistant Chair, 386-506-4126, pintelt@DaytonaState.edu

Linda Sullivan, 386-506-4154, Linda.Sullivan@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills of network support, telecommunications and user support. The curriculum includes, but is not limited to, basic electronics skills, telephony cabling and network communications. This program incorporates innovative teaching methods using the latest technology, thus improving student knowledge and encouraging their success.

Description:

The certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills of network support, telecommunications and field support. This program is designed to prepare students for employment as a network support technician, telecommunications technician, field support engineer, sub-system specialist, communications specialist, or to provide supplemental training to persons previously or currently employed in these occupations. Students will be prepared for the following industry certifications: CompTIA Network+ and CCNA.

The specialization content includes, but is not limited to, basic electronics skills, telephony cabling and network communications. Program courses transfer directly into other Associate of Science degree programs.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Plan and create a computer network system.
  2. Plan and assess the proficiency in network communications.
  3. Design and set up a computer network with routers and bridges and hubs.

Note: To ensure Financial Aid program eligibility, students need to also be accepted to the parallel associate degree program.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees: $1,843*

Access Fee: $24 ($1.35 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $31

Lab Fees: $90

Textbook Estimate: varies depending on new, used, renting, or e-books

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grant, loans and work programs, please see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Careers

All of these courses count toward either the AS degree in Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Information Technology, Computer Programming and Analysis, Electronics Engineering Technology, and Networking Services Technology.

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on the any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

Program Length: The typical length of this program is three (3) semesters. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2013-14) for this field at 81%.

15-1071.00 Network and Computer Systems Administrators http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1071.00

For additional Information on wages, trends and career videos:

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Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

EGS1000Professional Performance for Technicians

3

CET1600Network Plus

3

CET2615Advanced Cisco Router Configuration

3

CET2620Cisco Wide Area Network (WAN)

3

EET1607CElectronics Assembly and Cabling and Lab

3

CET2625Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks

3

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

CET1600Network Plus

3

EGS1000Professional Performance for Technicians

3

CET2615Advanced Cisco Router Configuration

3

2nd Semester

EET1607CElectronics Assembly and Cabling and Lab

3

CET2620Cisco Wide Area Network (WAN)

3

CET2625Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks

3

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 18