Prepare for your career in computer networking

The Networking Technologies Associate in Science Degree at SPC prepares students for network support and network engineering positions in the IT field. With this degree, students can pursue SPC's bachelor's degree in Technology Development and Management. The Networking Technologies program offers students the choice of two different pathways/sub-plans, Network Infrastructure or Enterprise Cloud Computing. As part of the Networking Technologies A.S. degree, students will complete an internship that provides valuable experience for a potential career. F-1 Visa students are eligible for this degree program.

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

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Computer Network Support Specialists

Salary Data

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

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2022 Employment

9,140

2032

10,970

Percent Change

20

Projected Job Openings

900

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Salary Data

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

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2022 Employment

18,080

2032

21,710

Percent Change

20

Projected Job Openings

1640

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

Networking Technologies Associate in Science

COMPNET-AS
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), 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 Summary

***This program is no longer admitting students into the Enterprise Cloud Computing (CLOUD) subplan and theNetwork Infrastructure (NETWORK) subplan. The CLOUD subplan will be offered in the CLOUD-AS program. The NETWORK subplan courses will become part of the major core of COMPNET-AS.  Last admission term for these subplans is Summer 2024 (635).***

This program is offered as a Fully Online program. This program is designed for students to build, maintain, 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 locally or in the cloud. This program prepares students to sit for the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Cloud Essentials+, and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) industry certifications depending upon which program pathway is selected.

Graduation Requirements

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

Academic Pathways

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

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Program Leadership Information

John Long
Associate Dean
long.john@spcollege.edu
727.341.4620
Norene Kemp
Dean, College of Computer Information & Technology
kemp.norene@spcollege.edu

Florida CIP Code

1511100112 - Network Systems Technology

Federal CIP Code

11.1001 - Network and System Administration/Administrator.

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.