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AST Networking and Telecommunications Technology

1,616 hours, 5 terms, 20 months
Maximum class size: 30 
 
The Associate in Specialized Technology Networking and Telecommunications Technology program provides instruction in basic and advanced training in diagnosing and solving network and telecommunication problems. AST Networking and Telecommunications Technology is a Program of Study participant.

General Entrance Requirements

High school diploma, GED certificate or a high school transcript indicating graduation is required prior to admission. Students will be expected to dress in appropriate business attire.

Instructional Equipment

Instructional equipment includes, but is not limited to, volt-Ohm meters, computer labs, various copper and fiber cable testers and several anti-virus and utility software packages.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates will be qualified for entry-level employment as cabling technicians, business machine maintenance technicians, computer service technicians, hardware/software installers, network installers, help desk technicians, cable assemblers, computer assemblers and network technicians.

Term I

Course Code
Course Description
Credits
MA-100
Vocational Mathematics
3
MA-101
Pre-Algebra
3
CS-2
Computer Architecture I
CS-14
Network Fundamentals
5
CS-3
Intro to Web Development
3
Term Total: 18    

Term II

Course Code
Course Description
Credits
CS-18
Emerging Technologies
4
CS-4
Computer Architecture II
4
CS-11
Operating Systems I
4
CS-15
Network Fundamentals II
Term Total: 17    

Term III

Course Code
Course Description
Credits
CS-12
Operating Systems II
4
CS-13
Computing Essentials
4
BE-52
Interpersonal Skills & Customer Service
2
RS-02
Communications
3
Term Total: 13    

Term IV

Course Code
Course Description
Credits
RS-04
English Composition
OS-16
Networking Infrastructure I
CS-8A
Practicum I
2
BE-33
Word Processing
3
Term Total: 13    

Term V

Course Code
Course Description
Credits
CS-19
Network Infrastructure II
3
CS-17
Server Technology
4
CS-8B
Practicum II
2
BE-38
Spreadsheet Applications
3
Term Total: 12    
Program Total:  73