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Network Infrastructure, A.S. Certificate

Program Information

A.S. Certificate - Code 0922 - 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, networking fundamentals and troubleshooting, and network communications. This program incorporates innovative teaching methods, uses the latest technology, thus encouraging student success.

Description:

The certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure and maintain simple networks. The program includes networking fundamentals, routing concepts and protocols along with router configuration skills. The students can take the CCNA exam, if they wish to, after completing the courses. The overall benefits for preparing for such a certification is to increase the holder's professional credibility by ensuring high standards of technical expertise. In particular, the CCNA certification indicates knowledge of networking for the Small-Office, Home-Office (SOHO) market and the ability to work in small businesses or organizations whose networks have fewer than 100 nodes. Program courses transfer directly into Associate of Science Network Systems Technology and other Associate 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: $2,150*

Access Fee: $28 ($1.35 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $31

Lab Fees: $15

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

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

Financing Options: 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 100%.

15-1081.00 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1081.00

15-1081.01 Telecommunications Specialists http://www.onetonline.org/help/bright/15-1081.01

For additional Information on wages, trends and career videos:

http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?optstatus=011000000&soccode=151081&id=1&nodeid=2&stfips=12&search=Go

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

CET2615Advanced Cisco Router Configuration

3

CET2620Cisco Wide Area Network (WAN)

3

CET1600Network Plus

3

CIS2350Principles of Information Assurance

3

CET2850Wireless and Mobile Security

3

CET2625Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks

3

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

CET1600Network Plus

3

CIS2350Principles of Information Assurance

3

CET2615Advanced Cisco Router Configuration

3

EGS1000Professional Performance for Technicians

3

2nd Semester

CET2620Cisco Wide Area Network (WAN)

3

CET2850Wireless and Mobile Security

3

CET2625Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks

3

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

Total Credit Hours: 21