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Network Systems Technology―Associate in Science

Network systems analysts plan, install, configure, monitor, troubleshoot and manage computer networks in a LAN/WAN environment. These professionals continually survey current computer sites to determine future network needs and may also monitor and adjust the performance of existing networks.

The most effective network systems analysts need to be analytical thinkers and problem solvers. They need to be able to collect and analyze data in order to determine future network needs. 

Purpose

The purpose of this program is to prepare students to enter the workforce as cabling specialists, network control operators, data communications analysts, network technicians, computer security specialists, network specialists, network managers, network systems analysts, network systems technicians, network troubleshooters, WAN/LAN managers; or systems administrators.

Students will select from one of two degree specialties—Advanced Network Infrastructure or Network Virtualization. Program completers will receive training that will prepare them to take the Certified Cisco Networking Associate (CCNA), A+ and Network+ certification exams. These exams are not offered on campus.

Length

This program can be completed in approximately two years if students attend classes on a full-time basis.

Location

This program can be completed on the West Campus in New Port Richey.