This program is designed to prepare students for careers in network engineering technology and IP Communications. Graduates will be qualified for technological roles in network design, network infrastructure, network installation, network security and maintenance, inter-network communication and connectivity, network monitoring and administration, and digital forensics and incident response. This hands-on program includes several courses that are essential in preparing individuals for achieving the requirements to take the examinations of various certifications including: A+, Network+, Security +, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Associate-Voice (CCNA-V), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associtae (MCSA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Cisco Certified Network Associate-Security (CCNA-Security), Systems Security Certified Practioner (SSCP), Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (HFI) and AccessDate Certified Examiner (ACE).
Graduates of specific programs at Orange County Tech Centers and TECO may be eligible for the award of credit in specific courses in this program. For information and requirements, visit the Valencia Web site at valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/transferagreements.cfm to view the articulation agreement. Eligible students should contact the related academic department and/or career program advisor at Valencia for the award of credit.
Students who have earned the CISCO CCNA certification, may be eligible to receive college credit for certain courses in this program. For information and requirements, visit the Valencia Web site at valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/transferagreements.cfm to view the Alternative Award of Credit Agreement and complete a request form. To have the credit awarded, students should bring the required documentation to the Dean’s academic department for verification and approval.
Students are strongly encouraged to consult a career program advisor in the department office for assistance in determining the best education plan for their career goals.
Although scheduling may not always provide for the following progression of courses, students should use the foundation, intermediate and advanced course sequence as a guide in program planning.
All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed.