Prepare for your career in computer networking

The Computer Networking Associate in Science Degree at SPC prepares you for network support and network engineering positions in the IT field. With this degree, you can pursue SPC’s bachelor’s degree in Technology Management. As part of the networking A.S. degree, you complete an internship that gives you valuable experience for your career. You'll also choose a subplan: network engineering (Cisco) or network administrator (Linux, Windows). F-1 Visa students are eligible for the Network Engineering subplan of this degree.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Computer Network Architects

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

17,610

2026

20,160

Percent Change

15

Projected Job Openings

1450

Computer Network Support Specialists

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

10,310

2026

12,230

Percent Change

19

Projected Job Openings

1000

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

17,960

2026

20,680

Percent Change

15

Projected Job Openings

1450

Skills you gain in SPC's Computer Networking A.S. Degree

  • Fundamentals of networked environments and data communications
  • Computer hardware, software and router installation, troubleshooting and configuration
  • Network administration, management, security, troubleshooting and maintenance
  • The fundamentals of the Linux/Unix operating environments
  • Linux and Windows server administration
  • LAN switching and wireless design
  • WAN technology and protocols
  • Voice over IP

Computer Networking Associate in Science

COMPNET-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2019 (565)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2019 (565), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. James Stewart
Dean of Technology
stewart.james@spcollege.edu


John Long
Academic Dept Chair
727-341-4620
long.john@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

This program is designed for students to build and manage an integrated network, utilizing the latest networking technologies, to implement network security measures, and to develop analytical and troubleshooting skills to resolve common network issues. This program prepares students to sit for the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Linux+, Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) industry certifications.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1511100112: Network Systems Technology

Federal CIP Code

11.1001: Network and System Administration/Administrator.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Computer Network Support Specialists
  • Computer User Support Specialists

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all Major and Subplan courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Computer/Information Literacy Competency

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 18 credits

CET 1171C Computer Repair Essentials 3
CET 1172C Computer Support Technician 3
CNT 2940 Computer Networking Internship 3
CGS 1309 Computer and Information Technology Concepts 3
CTS 1411 Fundamentals of Information Storage and Management 3
CTS 2370 Configuring and Managing Virtualization 3

SUBPLAN
Select ONE subplan below (Complete 24 credits)

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Network Administration: Windows/Linux (NETADM) (Complete 24 credits)

CNT 1000 Local Area Network Concepts 3
CTS 1303 Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services 3
CTS 1327 Configuring and Administering MS Windows Client 3
CTS 1328 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 3
CTS 1334 Networking with Windows Server 3
CTS 2106 Fundamentals of the Linux/Unix Operating Environment 3
CTS 2321 Linux System Administration I 3
CTS 2322 Linux System Administration II 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
SUBPLAN: Network Engineering: Cisco (NETEN) (Complete 24 credits)

CET 1600 Introduction to Networks 3
CET 1610 Routing and Switching Essentials 3
CET 2615 Scaling Networks 3
CET 2620 Connecting Networks 3
CET 2670 Implementing CISCO IP Routing (ROUTE) 3
CET 2682 Fundamentals of Voice Over IP (VoIP) 3
CET 2685 Implementing CISCO Network Security (CCNAS) 3
CET 2856 Implementing CISCO IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) 3
Total Credits 60

Industry Certifications

As part of your coursework in the Computer Networking A.S. Degree, you may be eligible for the following industry certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security
  • Cisco Certified Network Entry Technician (CCENT)
  • Microsoft Technology Associate Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

COMPLETE YOUR EDUCATION at spc

At SCP, the following certificates are part of and transfer to our Computer Networking Associate in Science Degree.

The A.S. degree transfers to SPC's Technology Development and Management B.A.S. Degree.

Sharpen your computer networking skills

We also offer short-term technology training through our Workforce Institute.

Computer Networking A.S. Degree

CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY

SPC offers training through our Cisco Networking Academy.