Jun 21, 2024  
Catalog/Handbook 2023-2024 
Catalog/Handbook 2023-2024

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 account-management principles, use role-based access control, and implement Azure Policy for 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; protecting data; and applying security-testing, intrusion, detection, and prevention techniques.
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 in the Fall 2022 Semester, competency in civic literacy is a requirement for all students receiving an Associate in Science degree. Competency in civic literacy must be demonstrated through one of the two options listed below:

Option 1:


  • Successful completion of the Florida Civic Literacy Examination with a score of 60% or better.

Option 2:

Completion of one of the following assessments with the score indicated:

  • The Advanced Placement (AP) Exam in Government and Politics: United States with a score of three or better.
  • The Advanced Placement (AP) Exam in United States History with a score of four or better.
  • The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) American Government Exam with a score of 50 or better.
  • The Florida Civic Literacy Examination with a score of 60% or better.

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

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