Networking Administrator (AS 2123)
Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science
This degree prepares students to plan, install, configure, monitor, troubleshoot and manage 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.
Course content includes computer hardware concepts, networking terminology, Microsoft Windows Server and Active Directory implementation and administration, Linux implementation and administration, and network security. These courses cover competencies for several certifications: A+, Network+, MCP, and MCSA.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
- Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
- Complete an Application for Admission, located at
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.
The program can be finished in two years of full-time enrollment or three years part time.
The program is offered at the Lake Worth and Boca Raton campuses.
For More Information
Dr. Elizabeth Horvath, horvathe@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 868-3228
To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
|General Education||Credits: 18|
|ENC1101||College Composition 1 (A.S. students)||3|
|Any course from Mathematics - Area III||3|
|SPC1017||Fundamentals of Speech Communication||3|
|Any course from Social Science - Area V||3|
|Any course from Humanities - Area II||3|
|HSC1101||Contemporary Issues in Health|
|HSC2100||Health Concepts and Strategies||3|
|Required Courses||Credits: 33|
|CIS2321||Systems and Applications||3|
|CTS2334||Local Area Networks||3|
|CTS2320||Wide Area Networks||3|
|CTS2301||UNIX Installation and Administration Using LINUX||3|
|CNT2700||TCP/IP and Network Administration||3|
|CNT2402||Implementing and Administering Network Security||3|
|CTS1110||Microcomputer Operating Systems||3|
|CTS1150||Computer Maintenance and Repair||3|
|COP1000||Introduction to Programming Logic||3|
|Business/Computer Electives - 12 Credits Required||Credits: 12|
|Any courses with the prefix CIS, CGS, CNT, COP, CTS, ACG, APA, ECO, or GEB*||12|
|Total Program Credits: 63|
|*A course cannot be used more than once in the program.|
This program prepares students for employment as information technology specialists, network technicians, network specialists, network managers, network systems analysts, network systems technicians, network support specialists, network administrators, network troubleshooters, help desk specialists, LAN/WAN managers, or systems administrators.
Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State's Bachelor of Applied Science programs in Information Management or Supervision and Management. For more information, see the web at www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Bachelor.
In addition, courses from this program may transfer to other colleges and universities which allow students to transfer into a four-year program. For more information, contact the college or university to which you wish to transfer.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/