Networking Services Technology—Associate in Science
Network systems and data communications analysts design, test and evaluate systems including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), the Internet, intranets and other data communications systems. These professionals continually survey current computer sites to determine future network needs and may also monitor and adjust the performance of existing networks.
Strong problem-solving and communication skills are essential.
To prepare students to enter the workforce as networking specialists, network systems technicians, network support specialists and network technicians. Program completers receive training that prepares them for the Certified Cisco Networking Associate (CCNA) and Network+ certification exams. These exams are not offered on campus. PHSC offers several certificates that can be earned as students work toward AS degrees. The Associate in Science degree in Networking Services Technology includes certificates in Information Technology Management and Information Technology Technician.
Industry Certification Prep
Throughout program coursework students will be taught the necessary skills to pass the following industry standard certification exams:
- Certiport IC3
- Cisco CCENT
- Cisco CCNA
- Comp TIA A+
- Comp TIA Network+
- Comp TIA Security+
This program can be completed in approximately two years if students attend classes on a fulltime basis.
This degree program can be completed on West Campus in New Port Richey.
All courses for this degree are offered in a traditional classroom setting. More than 55 percent of the courses from this program are also offered online.