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Catalog/Handbook 2022-2023 
Catalog/Handbook 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Network Systems Engineering Technology (Security Specialization), AS

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Program: AS-25276

The Associate in Science in Network Systems Engineering Technology (NSET) degree program with a specialization in Security (AS-25276) prepares the student for a career in network cybersecurity support. The program uses a combination of hands-on activities and state-of-the-art simulators to provide training in a broad array of skills valued by the Information Technology (IT) industry. Students with different levels of experience work together to create a learning environment conducive to mastering the latest cybersecurity technologies. Courses within the program prepare the student for industry certification exams across a wide range of security disciplines.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is able to:
PLO 1: Apply design principles and concepts in computing and networking environments.
PLO 2: Demonstrate router and switching configuration skills.
PLO 3: Design, configure, deploy, and manage the Microsoft Server Operating System and Active Directory infrastructure.
PLO 4: Design a firewall for network security.
PLO 5: Demonstrate principles related to account management, use role-based access control, and incorporate Azure policies implementation, compliance, and trust.
PLO 6: Assess and apply basic project management concepts and management tools.
PLO 7: Differentiate and explain different access control models.
PLO 8: Demonstrate proficiency in securing network infrastructures; applying security-testing, intrusion, detection, and prevention techniques; and protecting data.
PLO 9: Identify and specify the appropriate actions to take to mitigate vulnerabilities and risks presented by different types of malicious code.
PLO 10: Demonstrate proficiency in performing security penetration testing and responding to cybersecurity incidents.

Total Program Hours: 60

Civic Literacy Competency

Pursuant to Rule 6A-10.02413 of the Florida Administrative Code, effective Fall 2022 competency in civic literacy is a requirement for all students receiving an Associate in Science degree. Competency in civic literacy must be demonstrated in the following ways:

AND Florida Civic Literacy Examination (Score of 60% or better)


  • Or completing one of the following assessments with the score indicated:
    • AP Government and Politics: United States (Score of 3 or better)
    • AP United States History (Score of 4 or better)
    • CLEP: American Government (Score of 50 or better)
    • Florida Civic Literacy Examination (Score of 60% or better)

Note: All approved accelerated credit is listed in the Credit-By-Exam Equivalencies. The Credit-by-Exam section of the Florida State Articulation Committee website provides further details.

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