Keeping a Finger on the Pulse of Technology
Information Technology (IT) has become an integral part of modern life. Among its most important functions are the efficient transmission of information and the storage and analysis of information.
Santa Fe College's Network Systems Technology program is designed to prepare students for a career in Network Server Administration, Network Infrastructure or Network Security.
- Network administrators design, install, and support an organization's computer systems.
- Network infrastructure technicians install, configure, operate and troubleshoot routed and switched networks.
- Network security technicians plan, coordinate and maintain an organization's information security.
The program offers a combination of advanced virtual training and hands-on lab-based training. Virtual training allows students to gain skills through repetition in a secure sandbox environment. Hands-on labs then allow students to transfer skills gained in the virtual environment to implement and develop real world solutions.
Included in the curriculum are the concepts & core competencies covered in the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Cisco's Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) Routing and Switching, and CompTIA's A+, Network+ and Security +, CIW’s Web Security Associate and ISC2’s SSCP certification programs.
The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) recognizes that Santa Fe College’s NST program meets the CNSS 4011 training standard. By being compliant, theNST program provides the required training for network security professionals who assist federal agencies and private sector entities to protect their information and aid in the defense of the nation's vital information resources.
A.S. Degree Network Systems Technologies (60 credit hours)
The program includes an A.S. degree in Network Systems Technology with a choice of three advisement tracks.