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2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Networking Services Technology, AS

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The Associate in Science (AS) in Networking Services Technology program offers a sequence of courses
that that presents coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant
technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers such as cabling
specialists, PC support technician, network control operators, data communications analysts, help desk
specialists, network technicians, computer security specialists, network specialists, network managers,
network systems analysts, network systems technicians, network troubleshooters, WAN/LAN managers,
or systems administrators.
The content includes but is not limited to plan, install, configure, monitor, troubleshoot and manage
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 Structure

This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of 63 credit hours in the following areas: 18
credit hours of General Education Requirements, 42 credit hours of Networking Services Technology
Core Requirements, and 3 credit hours of Approved Electives. The Information Technology Management
Certificate is a 30 credit hour certificate that prepares students for entry into employment and is
comprised of core courses in the AS Networking Services Technology degree. The Information
Technology Support Specialist Certificate is an 18 credit hour certificate that also prepares students for
entry into employment and is comprised of core courses in the AS Networking Services Technology
degree. As such, either or both can be earned before the student has earned the AS Networking Services
Technology degree.

Course Prerequisites

Many courses require prerequisites. Click on each course's name in the list below to check for
prerequisites, minimum grade requirements, and other restrictions related to the course. Students must
complete all prerequisites for a course prior to registering for it.


Students must fulfill all requirements of their program major after which, students must complete an
application for graduation through the Office of the Registrar and enroll in the GRD 2000 course the
semester in which they intend to graduate. Students must apply for graduation by the published deadline
to be assured of final clearance for graduation, timely receipt of their diploma, and participation in the
commencement ceremony.

General Education Requirements: 18 Credit Hours

Information Technology Core Requirements: 18 Credit Hours

Networking Services Technology, AS Degree Core Requirements: 12 Credit Hours

Business Requirements: 6 Credit Hours

Approved Computer Electives: 6 Credit Hours

Electives may be taken from the following 1000 and 2000 level courses:

Open Electives: 3 Credit Hours

Electives may be taken from any 1000 and 2000 level courses

Total Degree Requirements: 63 Credit Hours

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