Associate in Science Degree
(60 Credit Hours)
This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers such as cabling specialist, PC support technician, network control operator, data communications analyst, help desk specialist, network technician, computer security specialist, network specialist, network manager, network systems analyst, network systems technician, network troubleshooter, WAN/LAN manager or systems administrator.
The content includes, but is not limited to, how 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 Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate proficiency in basic computer network maintenance and support.
- Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of computer networking.
- Demonstrate an understanding of common operating system concepts and associated practices.
- Demonstrate fundamental proficiency in network security essentials.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of project management concepts and processes.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the directory infrastructure and installation.
- Demonstrate an understanding of group policy.
- Demonstrate an understanding of implementing sites to manage active directory replication.
- Demonstrate an understanding of maintaining directory availability.
- Demonstrate how to install and deploy a server operating system.
- Demonstrate how to provide infrastructure services.
- Demonstrate how to provide file and print services.
- Demonstrate how to provide remote and wireless network access.
- Demonstrate how to monitor and maintain network servers and services.
- Demonstrate an understanding of securing data transmission and authentication.
- Demonstrate an understanding of planning for business continuity and high availability.
- Demonstrate workplace-readiness skills.
General Education Courses
Subtotal Credit Hours: 15
Program Courses (All Specializations)
Subtotal Credit Hours: 36
Three Specialization Choices
Students must choose either the Network Security/Cybersecurity, Network Administration, or Network Infrastructure Specialization.
Network Security/Cybersecurity Specialization Courses
Network Administration Specialization Courses
Network Infrastructure Specialization Courses
This program will require some or all classes to be taken at one campus location. Contact the program director for specific details.
Articulated credit from a technical college/secondary school may be applicable. For more information click here: http://www.scf.edu/Academics/CareerTechnicalEducation/Career_Pthwys.asp.
Related certificates are offered. See Network Security  , Network Server Administration  and Network Infrastructure  listings.
Required Courses and recommended Sequence: The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. Developmental courses and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online degree planner for the catalog year that they entered the college, and contact their program manager to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.
Please follow link to: http://www.scf.edu/Academics/degree-pathways.asp