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Networking Services Technology (NET-AS)

AREA OF CONCENTRATION: Individuals pursing as Associate of Science degree in network services technology want to begin or advance a career in computer and network security.  Graduates from this program seek positions as computer systems and network security administrators, analysts, specialists, technicians and subject matter experts. 

This program focuses on installation, configuration, repair, maintenance, and management of computer and network hardware and software.  It includes a strong emphasis on continual learning practices, research, problem-solving, and analysis.  Students learn to collaborate with peers in a team environment and focus on improving communication, planning, and customer service skills. 

Courses in this program map to industry recognized certifications including, CompTIA’s A+, Network+, Project+, Linux+, and Security+, CISSP and SSCP, Cisco’s CCENT and CCNA, ITIL, and Microsoft MCTS and MCITP exams.

+* ENC1101, English I 3
+* Approved mathematics (MAC/STA) 3
+* Approved natural science 3
+* Approved social science 3
+ Humanities 3
+ CGS1103, Project Management (Project +) 3
+# CTS1156, Customer Support Fundamentals (ITIL) 3
+ CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications 3
+# CET2178, Microcomputer Systems (A+ Hardware) 3
  CTS1133  Desktop Operating Systems (A+ Software – MS 70-620) 3
  CTS1134, Networking Essentials (Network +) 3
+ CTS1120, Computer & Network Security (Security+) 3
+ CTS1651, Router Technology (CISCO-CCNA) 3

CTS1346, Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server (70-646) OR +CTS1347, Server Network Infrastructure (MS 70-642) OR + CTS 2345, Windows Server 2008  Active Directory (MS 70-640)

  COP 1000, Intro to Programming Logic 3
  CNT2949, Network Services COOP Education 3
ELECTIVES - select 15 credits
Microsoft Servers/Administration (MCITP)**
+ CTS1347, Server Network Infrastructure (MS 70-642) 3
+ CTS2345, Server Active Directory Infrastructure (MS 70-640) 3

CTS1346, Managing & Maintaining Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (70-646)

**The first course a student takes in the Microsoft Server 2008 MCITP sequence will count as a major course; all others will be considered elective credit. 
Routers/Switches (CISCO-CCNA)
+ CTS2652, Advanced Router Technology (CCNA) 3
# CTS1939, Special Topics/Seminars 3
Information Security
+ CTS2315, Firewalls and Network Security 3
+ CTS2314, Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
+ CET2688, System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 3
+ CTS2127, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 3
+ CAP2140, Data Forensics I 3
+ CTS2662, Ethical Hacking I 3
Operating Systems
+ CTS2370, Virtual Infrastructure and Configuration 3
+ CET2526, LINUX Operating Systems 3

Please refer to the degree plan outlined below to determine what classes are typically offered in the fall and spring.   This degree plan reflects a student attending classes full-time, however, it is possible to earn this degree while attending GCSC on a part-time basis.
* Minimum grade of "C" required.
+ Prerequisites required.

# Applies only to A.S. degree, A.A.S. degree, and certificate programs.