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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Networking Administrator AS

Networking Administrator  (AS 2123)

Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

Program Description
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
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Admission Requirements


Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
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
Professor Brent M. Ferns, Sr., Department Chair,, (561) 868-3225 (Lake Worth) 

Professor John Hadley, Department Chair,, (561) 862-4437 (Boca Raton)

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General Education Credits: 15
ENC1101 College Composition 1  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
Required Courses Credits: 24
CTS2301 Linux Fundamentals 3
CTS1110 Microcomputer Operating Systems 3
CNT2000 Network Technologies 3
CTS1150 Computer Maintenance and Repair 3
CGS1100 Microcomputer Applications 3
COP1000 Introduction to Programming 3
CIS2513 Information Technology Project Management 3
CTS2120 Security Essentials 3
Computer Networking Electives Credits: 18
  Choose 18 Credits  
CET2792 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 3
CET2793 Windows Network Infrastructure 3
CNT2402 Implementing and Administering Network Security 3
CET2794 Microsoft Network Administration 3
CTS1650 Network Essentials 3
CTS2651 Router Technology 3
CTS2652 Advanced Routing Technology 3
CTS2655 Routing and Switching Fundamentals 3
CTS2664 Router and Switch Security 3
CTS2653 Cisco Project Based Learning 3
CTS2314 Attack Prevention and Detection 3
CAP2140 Digital Forensics 1 3
Business/Computer Electives - 3 Credits Required Credits: 3
  Any courses with the prefix CIS, CGS, CNT, COP, CTS, ACG, APA, ECO, or GEB* 3
Total Program Credits: 60
*A course cannot be used more than once in the program.

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
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

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.

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