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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2010-2011 Catalog [Aug. 2010-Aug. 2011] [Archived Catalog]

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (S300) (B.A.S.)


Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelors of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications is designed to provide students with the requisite knowledge and skills essential for management of challenging network engineering roles within public and private organizations. The upper division curriculum will provide students with a global, comprehensive understanding of business from the practitioner’s perspective, building to a thorough mastery of many facets of organizational and project management, as well as higher-level technical skills-based courses as the student progresses. Curriculum includes instruction in operating systems and applications; systems design and analysis; networking theory and solutions; types of networks; network management and control; network and flow optimization; security; configuring; and troubleshooting. Students entering the B.A.S. with an Associate’s or higher degree may need to complete additional coursework to satisfy program prerequisite requirements. Depending on your current coursework or certifications you may have several prerequisites required before taking upper level courses.

Program Requirements

To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the B.A.S. in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications program, applicants must:

  1. Submit a bachelor’s membership application by the    
  2. Applicants must have earned an Associate’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university and completed a minimum of 60 transferable college credit hours with a GPA of 2.0 or above.
  3. Applicants who have not completed the technical prerequisite coursework can only be provisionally admitted until after they complete the following courses:
    • CTS 1154 Technical Support
    • CTS 1133 Software Configuration
    • CNT 1015 Operating Systems Foundations
    • CTS 1131 Hardware Configuration
    • CTS 1120 Fundamentals of Information Security
    • CET 2600 Network Fundamentals
    • CNT 2102 Switching and Wireless Fundamentals
    • CNT 2210 WAN Fundamentals
    • CTS 2655 Routing Fundamentals

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Curriculum


Total Credit Hours: 120

General Education (Credit Hours: 36)


*Refer to A.S./A.A.S. General Education Requirements .
**Total required hours between the A.S. and the B.A.S. require 3 credits in a Behavioral Science and 6 credits in a Social Science.

*General Education Credits from A.S. Degree Program Credit Hours: 15
Additional Communications from A.A. General Education Requirements  Credit Hours: 3
Additional Humanities from A.A. General Education Requirements  Credit Hours: 3
**Additional Social and/or Behavioral Science from A.A. General Education Requirements  Credit Hours: 6
Additional Math from A.A. General Education Requirements  Credit Hours: 3
Additional Natural Science from A.A. General Education Requirements  Credit Hours: 6

A.S. Professional Electives (Credit Hours: 18)


          A.S. Degree Credit (Electives, Professional Core or Professional Electives only): Credit Hours: 18

Foreign Language Requirement


Bachelors degree-seeking students must meet a foreign language requirement prior to graduation. Students may fulfill the requirement by completing eight semester hours of the same foreign language or sign language. Alternative options that will be considered include the following:

  1. Successful completion of two sequential high school credits in one foreign language as listed in statute 1007.262 and DOE Board Rule 6A.10.02412. The student is responsible to send official high school transcripts to the Registrar’s office for evaluation.
  2. Submitting an English translated high school course-by-course transcript from a country of origin, exits test scores or certificates not acceptable. Students must have an English translation performed, at students’ expense, by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Examples of acceptable services are Josef Silny & Associates and World Education Services.
  3.  Also, appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will be accepted.

Courses are offered in Chinese (CHI 1120  and CHI 1121 ), French (FRE 1120  and FRE 1121 ), Spanish (SPN 1120  and SPN 1121 ), and German (GER 1120  and GER 1121 ) that fulfill this eight semester hours requirement. Students may use American Sign Language I and II (ASL 1140  and ASL 1150 ) to satisfy foreign language requirements.         

Writing and Mathematical Skills Requirement


The Florida State Board of Education Rule regarding the required writing and mathematical skills was revised in December 2005. 6A-10.030 specifies the policies and procedures for implementing the requirement (Table 5).

Graduation Requirements


To receive a bachelor’s degree, students must:

  1. Fulfill the requirements for the chosen major;
  2. Earn a minimum of 120 semester hours with at least a “C” average (2.0 GPA) for an all college cumulative grade point average that includes Florida State College and transferred credits (excluding prep) in lower and upper division courses;
  3. Earn a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the degree in residence at Florida State College;
  4. Apply no more than 45 semester hours in any combination of extension, correspondence, CLEP, University Credit by Examination and Armed Forces credits toward an undergraduate degree;
  5. Fulfill the Bachelor Degree General Education Requirements ;
  6. Fulfill the Foreign Language requirement. Students may fulfill the requirement by completing eight semester hours of the same foreign language or sign language. Alternative options that will be considered include the following:
    1. Successful completion of two sequential high school credits in one foreign language as listed in status 1007.262 and DOE Board Rule 6A.10.02412. The student is responsible to send official high school transcripts to the Registrar’s office for evaluation.
    2. Submitting an English translated high school course-by-course transcript from a country of origin, exits test scores or certificates not acceptable. Students must have an English translation performed, at students’ expense, by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Examples of acceptable services are Josef Silny & Associates and World Education Services.
    3. Also, appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will be accepted.
  7. Fulfill the College–Level Academic Skills (CLAS) requirement according to Florida Rule 6A-10.030.

Note: Students are cautioned to pay particular attention to the following statements.

  1. Graduation dates will be the date at the end of the college term in which students complete all requirements for the degree or certificate for which they are an applicant. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation date, since the grade change is effective as of the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.). 
  2. If students expect to complete the coursework under the terms of the catalog in effect during the term of their first registration, they must graduate within seven years or they will automatically be reassigned to the catalog in effect during their seventh year. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2010/2011) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2017, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2016/2017 catalog requirements. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or prerequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.