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Network Support Technician


Network Support Technician
Program Information
A.S. Certificate - Code 0906 - Catalog 2013/2014
Anindya Paul, Chair, 386-506-4155
Timothy Pintello, Assistant Chair, 386-506-4126
Linda Sullivan, 386-506-4154, sullivi@daytonastate.edu
07/17/2013 M - 1549

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes Mission:
The certificate program provides the student a basic understanding of hardware and software interacting with each other. The program also includes some basic networking concepts and the use of software application packages in a technology environment. This program incorporates innovative teaching methods using the latest technology, thus improving student knowledge and encouraging their success.

Description:
The certificate program in Information Technology Technician prepares the student to plan, install, configure, and monitor 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 courses transfer directly into Associate of Science Network Systems Technology and other Associate degree programs.

Outcomes:
Graduates of the program will be able to:
1. Design, create, and test a network environment.
2. Arrange, install, and configure network hardware and software.
3. Arrange, install, and configure computer hardware and software.
4. Plan and perform internetworking administration, management, data communications and other activities.
5. Plan and perform troubleshooting and maintenance on network hardware and software.


Note: To ensure Financial Aid program eligibility, students need to also be accepted to the parallel associate degree program.

Approximate Additional Costs Program Tuition and Fees: $2,194*
Access Fee: $131 ($6.24 per credit)
Assessment Fee: $30
Lab Fees: $105
Textbook Estimate: varies depending on new, used, renting, or e-books

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state will be higher.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grant, loans and work programs, please see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements - It may be necessary for the student to enroll in a college preparatory English, Math, or Reading course based upon college placement test scores.

Careers Most of these courses count toward the AS degree in Networking Services Technology, and some courses could be applied toward AS degrees in Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology.

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on the any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

The typical length of this program is two (2) semesters. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2010-11) for this field at 77%.

15-1041.00 Computer Support Specialists http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1041.00
15-1051.00 Computer Systems Analysts http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1051.00
15-1071.01 Computer Security Specialists http://www.onetonline.org/help/bright/15-1071.01
15-1081.00 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1081.00

For additional Information on wages, trends and career videos:
http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?optstatus=011000000&soccode=151041&id=1&nodeid=2&stfips=12&search=Go


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Program Specific Courses
Course Title    
  SEM HRS  
CTS2306 Microsoft Windows Professional   4.00 Pre-Reqs: CET1600
CIS2350 Principles of Information Assurance   3.00 Pre-Reqs: CET1600
CET1600 Network Plus   4.00
CET2154 A+ Computer Repair   4.00
EGS1000 Professional Performance for Technicians   3.00
EET1607 Electronics Assembly and Cabling   2.00 Conc-Reqs: EET1607L
EET1607L Electronics Assembly and Cabling Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: EET1607

Sample Program of Study
Course Title    
   
... ... 1st Semester  
  SEM HRS  
CET2154 A+ Computer Repair   4.00
CET1600 Network Plus   4.00
EET1607 Electronics Assembly and Cabling   2.00 Conc-Reqs: EET1607L
EET1607L Electronics Assembly and Cabling Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: EET1607
   
... ... 2nd Semester  
  SEM HRS  
CIS2350 Principles of Information Assurance   3.00 Pre-Reqs: CET1600
EGS1000 Professional Performance for Technicians   3.00
CTS2306 Microsoft Windows Professional   4.00 Pre-Reqs: CET1600
   
TOTAL  ...   21.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.


2013-2014 College Catalog. To view previous catalogs, please click here.