Network Engineering Technology
Associate in Science (A.S.)
The Network Engineering Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in computer networking.
With the number of cyber attacks on the rise and confidential information becoming increasingly vulnerable, the need for networking specialists and information security analysts continues to grow. Valencia’s Networking program has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security—one of only 30 centers in the nation—to help meet this critical need. With Valencia’s program, you will be trained to design, administer, maintain and support local and wide area network systems. Graduates will be qualified for exciting technological roles in network design and installation, infrastructure, security and maintenance, incident response, inter-network communications, network monitoring and administration, and cyber security.
- Cloud Infrastructure Security
- Cyber Forensics
- Cyber Security
Industry Certifications Available:
- A+, Network+ and Security+
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and (CCNA-Security)
- Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
- Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
- Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
- Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (HFI)
- AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE)
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Program Overview and Degree Requirements
Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.
Valencia’s certificate programs can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or career advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less.
Alternative Ways To Earn Credit
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You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor’s.
Prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. After completing your A.S. degree, build on your skills and expand your career opportunities by continuing your education at Valencia College and earning a bachelor’s degree. We encourage you to meet with a career program advisor to create your personalized education plan.
This program has earned the esteemed designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.
To learn more, go to: National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.
Full-time – 2 to 3 years
Part-time – 3 to 4 years
Learn How To
- Deploy LAN, WAN and remote access services
- Integrate voice over IP, wireless, mobile communications, virtualization and convergence technologies into the Network Enterprise Center
- Manage data center facilities and supporting infrastructure operations
- Harden information systems and network infrastructure against security breaches
Career opportunities are available in virtually any company or business that has a computer network. One of the fastest-growing occupations in our region is for network and computer systems administrators. And, as cyber threats continue to grow, the demand for information security analysts will continue to increase as these analysts will be needed to come up with innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or creating havoc on computer networks.
- Network and Computer Systems Administrator
- Network Support Technician
- Computer Support Specialist
- Network Security Specialist
- Systems Security Analyst
- Information Security Manager
AVERAGE SALARY RANGE
$35,000 – $40,000
The average placement rate for Valencia College A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95% according to the latest FETPIP data.
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