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  Mar 04, 2021
2008-2009 Florida Community College at Jacksonville Catalog 
2008-2009 Florida Community College at Jacksonville Catalog

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (B.A.S.) (S300)

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Bachelor of Applied Science

The Bachelors of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications is designed to provide students with the requisite knowledge and skills essential for management of challenging network engineering roles within public and private organizations. The upper division curriculum will provide students with a global, comprehensive understanding of business from the practitioner’s perspective, building to a thorough mastery of many facets of organizational and project management, as well as higher-level technical skills-based courses as the student progresses. Curriculum includes instruction in operating systems and applications; systems design and analysis; networking theory and solutions; types of networks; network management and control; network and flow optimization; security; configuring; and troubleshooting.

Program Requirements

To meet the minimum requirements for consideration for acceptance to the B.A.S. in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications program, applicants must:

  1. Must be graduate of A.S. or A.A. degree.
  2. Submit a bachelor’s degree application by the published term deadline.
  3. Satisfy the B.A.S. general admission requirements.
  4. Fulfill the technical prerequisite coursework prior to or after being accepted in this program.

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Total Credit Hours: 120

Technical Prerequisite Coursework

The prerequisite knowledge can be obtained by completing the following courses or course equivalents:

General Education

Additional Communications from A.A. requirements
3 cr.
Additional Humanities from A.A. requirements
3 cr.

Additional Social and/or Behavioral Science from A.A. requirements
(Total required hours between the A.S. and the B.A.S. require 3 cr. in a Behavioral Science and 6 cr. in a Social Science)

6 cr.
Additional Math from A.A. requirements
3 cr.
Additional Natural Science from A.A. requirements
6 cr.
21 cr.
*General Education Credits From A.S. Degree Program
15 cr.
Total General Education for B.A.S. degree
36 cr.

Foreign Language Requirement

Bachelors degree-seeking students must meet a foreign language requirement prior to graduation. Students may fulfill the requirement by completing eight semester hours of the same foreign language or sign language or by passing two years of the same high school foreign language with a grade of “C” or higher, then submitting a high school transcript to their degree program. Also, appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) level one and two scores in French, German, and Spanish will be accepted.

Courses are offered in Chinese (CHI 1120 and CHI 1121), French (FRE 1120 and FRE 1121), Spanish (SPN 1120 and SPN 1121), and German (GER 1120 and GER 1121) that fulfill this eight semester hours requirement. Students may use American Sign Language I and II (ASL 1140 and ASL 1150) to satisfy foreign language requirements.

Writing and Mathematical Skills Requirement

The Florida State Board of Education Rule regarding the required writing and mathematical skills was revised in December 2005. 6A-10.030 specifies the policies and procedures for implementing the requirement (Table 5).

Bachelor Degree Graduation Requirements

Please see the bachelor degree graduation requirements.

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