Prepare for your career in computer networking

The Networking Technologies Associate in Science Degree at SPC prepares you for network support and network engineering positions in the IT field. With this degree, you can pursue SPC’s bachelor’s degree in Technology Development and Management. As part of the networking technologies A.S. degree, you complete an internship that gives you valuable experience for your career. F-1 Visa students are eligible for this degree program.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Computer Network Architects

Salary Data

Projected employment for United States

2020 Employment

165,200

2030

174,200

Percent Change

6

Projected Job Openings

11000

Computer Network Support Specialists

Salary Data

Projected employment for United States

2020 Employment

189,800

2030

204,000

Percent Change

8

Projected Job Openings

15500

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Salary Data

Projected employment for United States

2020 Employment

350,300

2030

369,100

Percent Change

5

Projected Job Openings

24900

Skills you gain in SPC's Computer Networking A.S. Degree

  • Fundamentals of networked environments and data communications
  • Computer hardware, software and router installation, troubleshooting and configuration
  • Network administration, management, security, troubleshooting and maintenance
  • The fundamentals of the Linux/Unix operating environments
  • Linux and Windows server administration
  • LAN switching and wireless design
  • WAN technology and protocols
  • Voice over IP

Networking Technologies Associate in Science

COMPNET-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2020 (580)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2020 (580), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. John Duff
Dean
727-341-7176
Duff.John@SPCollege.edu


John Long
Academic Dept Chair
727-341-4620
long.john@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

This program is offered as a Fully Online program.

This program is designed for students to build and manage an integrated network, utilizing the latest networking technologies, to implement network security measures, and to develop analytical and troubleshooting skills to resolve common network issues. This program prepares students to sit for the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) industry certifications.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1511100112: Network Systems Technology

Federal CIP Code

11.1001: Network and System Administration/Administrator.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Network Systems Administrators
  • Network Support Specialists
  • User Support Specialists

Admission Rules

There are no admissions requirements for this program.

Fully Online

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all Support and Major Core courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Computer/Information Literacy Competency

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

SUPPORT COURSES
Complete 21 credits

CGS 1309 Computer and Information Technology Concepts 3
CET 1171C Computer Repair Essentials 3
CET 1172C Computer Support Technician 3
CTS 2106 Fundamentals of the Linux/Unix Operating Environment 3
CTS 1411 Fundamentals of Information Storage and Management 3
CTS 2370 Configuring and Managing Virtualization 3
CNT 2940 Computer Networking Internship 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 21 credits

CTS 1328 Windows Server Administration 3
CTS 2321 Linux System Administration 3
CET 1600 Introduction to Networks 3
CET 1610 Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials 3
CET 2615 Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation 3
CET 2620 Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services 3
CET 2685 Implementing Cisco Network Security 3
Total Credits 60

Industry Certifications

As part of your coursework in the Computer Networking A.S. Degree, you may be eligible for the following industry certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security
  • Cisco Certified Network Entry Technician (CCENT)
  • Microsoft Technology Associate Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

COMPLETE YOUR EDUCATION at spc

At SCP, the following certificates are part of and transfer to our Computer Networking Associate in Science Degree.

The A.S. degree transfers to SPC's Technology Development and Management B.A.S. Degree.

Sharpen your computer networking skills

We also offer short-term technology training through our Workforce Institute.

Computer Networking A.S. Degree

CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY

SPC offers training through our Cisco Networking Academy.