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Network Support Technician, A.S. Certificate

Program Information

A.S. Certificate - Code 0906 - 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 the student a basic understanding of hardware and software interacting with each other. The program also includes some basic networking concepts and the use of software application packages in a technology environment. This program incorporates innovative teaching methods using the latest technology, thus improving student knowledge and encouraging their success.

Description:

The certificate program in Information Technology Technician prepares the student to plan, install, configure, and monitor computer networks in a LAN/WAN environment. Students will be prepared to apply conceptual and theoretical knowledge to the workplace utilizing technical skills learned during the program. 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. Design, create, and test a network environment.
  2. Arrange, install, and configure network hardware and software.
  3. Arrange, install, and configure computer hardware and software.
  4. Plan and perform internetworking administration, management, data communications and other activities.
  5. Plan and perform troubleshooting and maintenance on network hardware and software.

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: $105

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

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state 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

Most of these courses count toward the AS degree in Networking Services Technology, and some courses could be applied toward AS degrees in Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering 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 86%.

15-1041.00 Computer Support Specialists http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1041.00

15-1051.00 Computer Systems Analysts http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1051.00

15-1071.01 Computer Security Specialists http://www.onetonline.org/help/bright/15-1071.01

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

For additional Information on wages, trends and career videos:

http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?optstatus=011000000&soccode=151041&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

CTS2306Microsoft Windows Professional

3

CIS2350Principles of Information Assurance

3

CET1600Network Plus

3

CET2154A+ Computer Repair

4

EGS1000Professional Performance for Technicians

3

EET1607CElectronics Assembly and Cabling and Lab

3

CIS2949Cooperative Education Experience in Computer and Information Systems

1

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

CET2154A+ Computer Repair

4

CET1600Network Plus

3

EET1607CElectronics Assembly and Cabling and Lab

3

EGS1000Professional Performance for Technicians

3

2nd Semester

CIS2350Principles of Information Assurance

3

CTS2306Microsoft Windows Professional

3

CIS2949Cooperative Education Experience in Computer and Information Systems

1

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

Total Credit Hours: 21