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Network Communications (WAN), A.S. Certificate

Program Information

A.S. Certificate - Code 0924 - 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 WAN network support, network designing and field support for the WAN. The program also includes some basic programming logic concepts required for problem solving and support. 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 WAN network support, network designing and field support for the WAN. This program is designed to prepare students for employment as a WAN support specialist, network designer, WAN technician, network support technician, field support engineer, or to provide supplemental training to persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.

The specialization content includes, but is not limited to, basic electronics skills, telephony cabling and network communications. Students will be prepared for the following industry certifications: CompTIA Network+ and CCNA and CCDA. Program courses transfer directly into other Associate of Science degree programs.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Incorporate the knowledge of basic electronics in network communications and equipment.
  2. Plan and assess proficiency in network communications.
  3. Plan and analyze basic telephony communication systems.

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 two (2) semesters. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2013-14) for this field at 78%.

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Program Specific Courses

CET1600Network Plus

3

CET2615Advanced Cisco Router Configuration

3

CET2620Cisco Wide Area Network (WAN)

3

COP1000Principles of Computer Programming

3

CET2625Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks

3

EET1607CElectronics Assembly and Cabling and Lab

3

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

CET1600Network Plus

3

CET2615Advanced Cisco Router Configuration

3

EET1607CElectronics Assembly and Cabling and Lab

3

2nd Semester

CET2625Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks

3

CET2620Cisco Wide Area Network (WAN)

3

COP1000Principles of Computer Programming

3

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

Total Credit Hours: 18