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Network Systems Technology, A.S. Degree

Program Information

A.S. Degree - Code 2002 - 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 program is designed to prepare students to plan, install, configure, monitor, troubleshoot and manage computer networks in a LAN/WAN environment. This program helps students learn the fundamentals of computer hardware, operating systems and network essentials. Student success is encouraged by using innovative teaching methods. After completion, students may seek career jobs or transition into baccalaureate programs.

Description:

The Network Systems Technology program provides students with the technical credentials needed for IT (information technology) careers in computer network management, design, installation, maintenance and support. This program helps students learn the fundamentals of computer hardware, operating systems and network essentials. It shows students how to install, configure, maintain, troubleshoot and repair computers and networks. Students choose networking elective courses to further prepare to administer, configure, connect, plan, maintain, manage and secure complex local area and wide area networks. Depending upon network electives selected, the student can simultaneously complete industry certifications including Microsoft MCSA Certification, CompTIA A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, Wireless Networking Certifications, and Cisco CCNA Certification. After completion, students may seek career jobs or transition into baccalaureate programs.

AS Certificates That Lead To This Degree:

The following AS Certificates are embedded within this degree: Advanced Network Infrastructure - 090800; Network Infrastructure - 092200; Network Server Administration - 090400; Network Support Technician - 090600; Wireless Communications - 092500; Network Communications (WAN) - 092400; Network Communications (LAN) - 092300. You may pursue the AS degree and also earn the AS certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue the AS certificates to develop or upgrade your skills. Contact your faculty or academic advisor for details and course options.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Analyze a problem, and identify and define the network services requirements appropriate to its solution.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in computer networking, maintenance and support of network based systems.
  3. Apply knowledge of network services appropriate to the discipline.
  4. Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  5. Apply and understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities.
  6. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  7. Analyze the local and global impact of network services on individuals, organizations and society.
  8. Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development.
  9. Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for network services practices.
  10. Apply network services foundations and theory in the modeling and design of network services based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices.
  11. Apply design and development principles in the construction of network services systems of varying complexity.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

Class Materials Fees: Refer to course descriptions in the current college catalog.

General Education Courses

General Education Core - 15 Credits

Communication Core (6 credits)

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

Mathematics Core (3 credits)

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

OR

MAC1105College Algebra

3

MAC1105: Students seeking to transfer to Bachelor's program are recommended to complete MAC1105 to satisfy their Mathematics core requirement.

Social Sciences Core (3 credits)

Choose One Course

DEP2004Developmental Psychology

3

PSY1012General Psychology

3

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology

3

Humanities Core (3 credits)

Choose One Course

AML2050Modern American Literature

3

AML2060Contemporary American Literature

3

AML2600Introduction to African American Literature

3

ARH1000Art Appreciation

3

DAN1100Dance Appreciation

3

HUM2230Renaissance to Postmodern Humanities

3

HUM2210Prehistory to Medieval Humanities

3

LIT2040Dramatic Literature

3

LIT2110Masterpieces of World Literature I

3

LIT2120Masterpieces of World Literature II

3

LIT2380Literature By Women

3

MUH2110Introduction to Music History and Literature

3

MUL1010Music Appreciation

3

THE1000Theatre Appreciation

3

MUL2380Popular Music in America

3

Note: 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.

Program Specific Courses

CTS2306Microsoft Windows Professional

3

CET2154A+ Computer Repair

4

CTS2328Managing and Maintaining a Windows Network Environment

3

CET2850Wireless and Mobile Security

3

CET2660Fundamentals of Network Security

3

CTS2370Virtualization Infrastructure: Installation and Configuration

3

COP1000Principles of Computer Programming

3

CIS2949Cooperative Education Experience in Computer and Information Systems

1

CTS2321Linux Fundamentals

3

CET1600Network Plus

3

CIS2350Principles of Information Assurance

3

EGS1000Professional Performance for Technicians

3

Computer Elective (Choose 9 credit hours)

Recommended Security Concentration Electives
CGS2840Cryptology

3

CIS2381Foundations of Digital Forensics

3

Computer Elective (3 Hrs.) - Any from the List

3

Recommended CISCO Concentration Electives
CET2615Advanced Cisco Router Configuration

3

CET2620Cisco Wide Area Network (WAN)

3

Computer Elective (3 Hrs.) - Any from the List

3

Recommended Windows Concentration Electives
CTS2310Designing Windows Network Security

3

CTS2320Implementing, Managing and Maintaining a Windows Network Infrastructure

3

Computer Elective (3 Hrs.) - Any from the List

3

Computer Electives List

EET1607CElectronics Assembly and Cabling and Lab

3

CTS2311Linux Networking and Security

3

COP2360C# Programming

3

CTS2214Project Management w/Microsoft Project

3

COP2800Computer Programming Java

3

CET2625Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks

3

CTS2302Microsoft Windows Active Directory Services

3

CNT2402Certified Ethical Hacker

3

Sample Program of Study

Year 1

1st Semester

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

EGS1000Professional Performance for Technicians

3

CET2154A+ Computer Repair

4

COP1000Principles of Computer Programming

3

Social Sciences Core

3

2nd Semester

CET1600Network Plus

3

CTS2321Linux Fundamentals

3

CTS2306Microsoft Windows Professional

3

Humanities Core

3

Mathematics Core

3

Summer Semester

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

Year 2

1st Semester

Concentration

3

Concentration

3

CIS2350Principles of Information Assurance

3

CTS2370Virtualization Infrastructure: Installation and Configuration

3

CET2850Wireless and Mobile Security

3

2nd Semester

CTS2328Managing and Maintaining a Windows Network Environment

3

Concentration

3

CET2660Fundamentals of Network Security

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: 60

Notes

Any AS degree at Daytona State College will articulate into and allow admission into the BS programs offered at Daytona State College.