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Networking Administrator AS

Networking Administrator Overview (AS 2123)

Type of Award

AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-stem.aspx

Program Description

This degree prepares students 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. Course content includes computer hardware concepts, networking terminology, Microsoft Windows Server and Active Directory implementation and administration, Linux implementation and administration, and network security. These courses cover competencies for several certifications: A+, Network+, MCP, and MCSA.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part-time.

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth and Boca Raton campuses.

For More Information

Professor Virginia Carneiro de Paula, Department Chair, carneirv@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3367 (Lake Worth)

 

Professor John Hadley, Department Chair, hadleyj@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 862-4437 (Boca Raton)

Employment Opportunities

This program prepares students for employment as information technology specialists, network technicians, network specialists, network managers, network systems analysts, network systems technicians, network support specialists, network administrators, network troubleshooters, help desk specialists, LAN/WAN managers, or systems administrators.

Career Path Notes

Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State's Bachelor of Applied Science programs in Information Management or Supervision and Management. For more information, visit: www.palmbeachstate.edu/Bachelors

In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities that allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

General Education (Credits: 15)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Mathematics - Area III

3 credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Social Science - Area V

3 credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Required Courses (Credits: 24)

CTS2301Linux Fundamentals (AS)

3 Credits

CTS1110Microcomputer Operating Systems (AS)

3 Credits

CNT2000Network Technologies (AA)

3 Credits

CTS1150Computer Maintenance and Repair (AS)

3 Credits

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

COP1000Introduction to Programming (AA)

3 Credits

CIS2513Information Technology Project Management (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2120Security Essentials (AS)

3 Credits

Computer Networking Electives Choose 18 Credits

CET2792Installing and Configuring Windows Server (AA)

3 Credits

CET2793Windows Network Infrastructure (AA)

3 Credits

CNT2402Implementing and Administering Network Security (AS)

3 Credits

CET2794Microsoft Network Administration (AA)

3 Credits

CTS1650Network Essentials (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2651Router Technology (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2652Advanced Routing Technology (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2655Routing and Switching Fundamentals (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2664Router and Switch Security (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2653Cisco Project Based Learning (AS)

3 Credits

CTS2314Attack Prevention and Detection (AS)

3 Credits

CAP2140Digital Forensics 1 (AS)

3 Credits

Business/Computer Electives - 3 Credits Required

 
Any courses with the prefix CIS, CGS, CNT, COP, CTS, ACG, APA, ECO, or GEB

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

A course cannot be used more than once in the program.

Total Credit Hours: 60

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 15)

CGS1100Microcomputer Applications (AA)

3 Credits

COP1000Introduction to Programming (AA)

3 Credits

CNT2000Network Technologies (AA)

3 Credits

CTS2120Security Essentials (AS)

3 Credits

Any course from Mathematics - Area III

3 credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 15)

Computer Networking Electives

3 credits

CTS1150Computer Maintenance and Repair (AS)

3 Credits

CTS1110Microcomputer Operating Systems (AS)

3 Credits

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

CTS2301Linux Fundamentals (AS)

3 Credits

Term Three - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 15)

CIS2513Information Technology Project Management (AS)

3 Credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Computer Networking Electives

9 credits

Term Four - Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 15)

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

Business/Computer Elective - Choose three 3 credit courses with the prefix CNT, CIS, CGS, COP, CTS, ACG, APA, ECO, or GEB

3 credits

Any course from Social Science - Area V

3 credits

Computer Networking Electives

6 credits

A course cannot be used more than once in the program.

 

Total Credit Hours: 60