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2011-2012 Catalog [Aug. 2011-Aug. 2012] [Archived Catalog]

Advanced Network Support Technician (6948)


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The Networking Services Technology program is for individuals interested in beginning or advancing a career in computer/network support. Computer and network support work involves installing, configuring, repairing, and managing computer and network hardware and software. It requires both hands-on skills and knowledge of theory and concepts. Because network technology is constantly changing and evolving, learning in this field never ends. The emphasis of the program is on teaching students a broad base of skills and knowledge in network and systems administration while also allowing the flexibility for students to pursue individual interests and specialties. With the ever-changing demands of the technology job market, this broad background and flexibility increases career opportunities available to graduates.

There are five options within this program:

Students may choose to pursue an A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificate programs to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

Advanced Network Support Technician

Technical Certificate

 

The first four courses in this program prepare the student for basic industry standard networking technologies. The second four courses prepare the student for more advanced network infrastructure technologies including Wide Area Networks (WAN).  Quality of Services (QoS), advanced switching, and routing technologies are covered. These hands-on courses will prepare the students to jobs relating to advanced networking infrastructure devices including routers, switches, and wireless.

All courses in this technical certificate are also included in the Networking Services Technology (Network Support) (2156) (A.S.)  degree. You have the option of applying all of the coursework completed in this program toward an associate’s degree.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement

Florida State College is the regional resource for employers in every type of technology. Our partnerships with Cisco Systems, Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems provide career connections. We offer an intranet site posting jobs targeting Florida State College students. Our graduates are regularly employed by CSX, JEA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the city of Jacksonville, Medtronic, Mayo Clinic and other regional employers, including the government and military.

Certification and Licensing

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to pursue industry-recognized certifications such as CompTIA’s A+ Microcomputer Technician certification, Microsoft’s Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification, and various Linux certifications.

This program does not provide a Florida state technical certificate but does provide a Florida State College certificate.

Need More Information? Contact:

Network Engineering Technology Department, Downtown Campus, (904) 598-5676 or net@fscj.edu

Curriculum


Total Credit Hours: 31

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded a technical certificate, students must have met the following requirements.

  1. Earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) on all courses attempted at Florida State College.
  2. Completed the required courses as set forth in the College catalog or as approved by the assistant dean of the area.
  3. Students who place into college preparatory courses are required to complete designated college preparatory courses with a grade of “C” or better regardless of program of study.
  4. Completed at least one–fourth of the total hours required for a certificate in residence at Florida State College.
  5. Students must have fulfilled all financial obligations to the College before they may graduate.
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 the academic requirements for the degree or certificate for which they are applicants. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students’ graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at 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 five years or they will need to be reassigned to an active catalog. Accordingly, students who enter under this catalog (2011/2012) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2016, or they will automatically be reassigned to the 2015/2016 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.
  4. Degree–seeking students whose native language is not English and who fall below a designated cutoff score on the English as a second language entry college placement test (CPT–L), will be required to take English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses prior to registering for other college credit classes. Students from cultures whose language of instruction may have been in English, but the native language is other than English, also come under the CPT–L test and course guidelines. The level of these courses will be determined by the entry placement scores. Individual exceptions will be determined by the EAP program manager. Students who place into EAP, as determined by the test, must complete EAP prefix courses before registering for other college credit classes. Non–degree–seeking college credit students who plan to take English, reading or courses where these are critical requisite skills must also meet these requirements. Exceptions to these requirements can be made by the EAP program manager or designee.

Articulation


Students have the option of applying all the coursework completed in this program towards the Networking Services Technology (Network Support) (2156) (A.S.)  degree.

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