NETWORK SUPPORT SERVICES 

1050 HOURS / 35 WeeksPELL ELIGIBLE 
Program # K100200  CIP # 0609.070208 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: 
Computer Networking is the connecting of computers and computer equipment, to other computers and computer equipment by means of cables or airwaves, routers, and accesss points for the purpose of sharing data and resources. Students in this program receive hands-on training, with an emphasis on lab classes focusing on computers, servers, routers and other networking devices used to set up cabled and wireless systems. Graduates of this program become employed as IT Assistants, Computer/ Network Support Assistant, Wireless Network Administrator or Data Communication Analyst.

OCCUPATION DESCRIPTION:

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption. 

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ARTICULATION AGREEMENT:

A state articulation agreement is in place between School district technical colleges/centers and community colleges.  The 1050 clock hour program in Network Support Services shall articulate nine (9) college credit hours to the AAS/AS Degree in Networking Services Technology.  This agreement does not preclude but encourages the awarding of additional credits by any college through local agreements.

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

AGE:                 16 years or older

DIPLOMA:         N/A

BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENT: MATH 9.0   LANGUAGE 9.0   READING 9.0 or meet other Basic Skills Requirements
Industry Certification:       TestOut Office Pro - $0.00 (Program Voucher) TestOut PCPro - $0.00 (Program Voucher) TestOut Network Pro-$0.00 (Program Voucher) CompTIA A+ - $200.00; CompTIA Network+ - $154.00

Advisory Salary Range:          $20,000 - $50,000

Florida Panhandle:                 $26,700 - $66,000

PH Average:                           $44,800                                  

State Average:                        $48,300                                  

National Average:                     $60,200

Program Completion Rate: 100%   -  Program Placement Rate: 100%    -   Program Certification Pass Rate: 100%