Network Services & Computing Systems (NSCOM)

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Advising Day

Fall 2020 Advising Day – Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10 am-6 pm

iBIT is hosting its quarterly Advising Day for Associate and Bachelor degrees on Wednesday, November 4th from 10am-6pm. All students are welcome to attend this virtual event. Ask questions and get 1-on-1 academic advising about the AAS-T Network Services and Computing Systems and BAS Information Systems & Technology degree. To schedule a 20-minute advising session with a program advisor, click here.

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Program Requirements 2019-20

The 2019-20 catalog information and worksheet provides degree requirements for students who started in the previous school year, including the core technical, general education, and specific track courses.

Catalog Information: Network Services and Computing Systems, AAS-T 2019-20
Worksheet: Download the 2019-20 AAS-T NSCOM worksheet to see what requirements you have left

Get your Bachelor’s Degree here at BC!


After completing your Associate of Applied Science-Transfer degree, continue on to complete a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Information Systems and Technology (IST). Start preparing now by reviewing the core technical, general education, and specific concentration degree requirements.

BAS Degree Requirements (Cyber Security & Systems Administration)

All three of the track’s in the Network Services & Computing Systems, AAS-T prepares you for admission into our Information Systems & Technology BAS, Cyber Security and Systems Administration Concentration.

What is NSCOM?

Bellevue College’s Network Services & Computing Systems (NSCOM) Associate in Applied Science – Transfer degree addresses how to connect computers and other resources in a network, perform network maintenance tasks, and install and configure hardware and software. In addition to technical content, the degree includes skills in communication (oral, written, and listening), general business, teamwork, and problem solving. Choose from three areas of concentration including Cloud Architecture and Services, Operating System Administration, and Network Administration.


Thinking About Getting Started?

The Network Services & Computing Systems (NSCOM) Associate in Applied Science- Transfer degree has 3 specialized concentration areas for students to choose from. Students also take general education courses. The degree prepares graduates for entry-level technical support/network administrator positions and for continuation to a Baccalaureate institution. This program includes study in the following certification areas: Comp TIA A+, Comp TIA Net+, Comp TIA Linux+, Comp TIA Security+, Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA), and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA). More information about each concentration is available on the applicable tab.

Degree & Certificates


Associate in Applied Science – Transfer Degree

Network Services & Computing Systems

  • Cloud Architecture & Services track
  • Operating System Administration track
  • Network Administration track

Career Opportunities

Course of study prepares students for careers such as:

  • Technical Support
  • Help Desk
  • Network Administrative Assistant
  • Entry-level Network Administrator
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Administrator
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Network Administrator

For more information please visit the Center for Career Connections Career Pathways website.


Certificates of Achievement


Overview of Courses

Typical courses may include:

  • Implementing Server Operating Systems
  • Managing a Network Environment
  • Implementing Directory Services
  • Introduction to Cloud Architecture & Services
  • Cisco Networking
  • PC Analysis & Configuration
  • Using and Supporting Linux
  • College Algebra for Business & Social Science

Gainful Employment Information

Federal regulations require academic institutions to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution’s Gainful Employment (GE) Programs, and about students who enrolled in those programs eligible for Title IV funding that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. See the list of eligible certificates, but note that it may be out of date of current offerings.

Cloud Architecture & Services

This concentration prepares students to:

  • Describe the benefits and challenges of cloud architecture and the available services
  • Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines, storage solutions and the associated services
  • Deploy, manage and configure SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and SaaS (Storage as a Service) solutions

Program Requirements 2020-21


The 2020-21 catalog information provides degree requirements for new students and include the core technical, general education, and specific track courses.

Catalog Information:  Network Services and Computing Systems, AAS-T 2020-21

Worksheet: Download the 2020-21 NSCOM worksheet to map out your coursework

Important Notes


  • Old technical (past 3 years) and math (past 5 years) credits cannot be applied to this degree
  • If preparing for the BAS program please speak with the program manager regarding possible prerequisite changes for 2021-22

Program Changes


  • Due to industry mapping changes NSCOM 204 Cisco Networking IV is being deleted
  • PROG 108 Introduction to Scripting is a new course replacing the NSCOM 204 requirement
  • New course prerequisite for NSCOM 203 includes PROG 108

Academic Planning


The Network Services & Computing Systems transfer degree has courses designed for both those seeking immediate employment as well as those preparing for the third year of a four-year program. So whether you want to go to work now or go on to pursue a bachelor’s degree, we’ve got you covered.

Immediate Employment: Prepares graduates to pursue work in the information technology field in positions such as technical support, help desk, network administrative assistant and entry-level network administrator.

Transfer Options: The minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education courses is drawn from the same list as those taken by students completing the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degrees and can also apply directly to the BC Information Systems and Technology Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree.

Check back for suggested quarterly/yearly schedule for NSCOM in Cloud Architecture & Services.

Take the Next Step


Make an appointment with the program manager Alysa Kelsey.

P: 425-564-3340

E: alysa.kelsey@bellevuecollege.edu

Operating System Administration

This concentration prepares students to:

  • Explain the function of and configure various services to support an enterprise network infrastructure
  • Compare and contrast the different operating systems and their features
  • Define the functions of client/customer service personnel and analyze how these functions contribute to the development of long-term relationships with clients, customers and suppliers

Program Requirements 2020-21


The 2020-21 catalog information provides degree requirements for new students and include the core technical, general education, and specific track courses.

Catalog Information:  Network Services and Computing Systems, AAS-T 2020-21

Worksheet: Download the 2020-21 NSCOM worksheet to map out your coursework

Note: May substitute TECH 289 and TECH 294 with advisor’s permission AND approved elective of 4 credits or more.

Important Notes


  • Old technical (past 3 years) and math (past 5 years) credits cannot be applied to this degree
  • If preparing for the BAS program please speak with the program manager regarding possible prerequisite changes for 2021-22

Program Changes


  • Due to industry mapping changes NSCOM 204 Cisco Networking IV is being deleted
  • PROG 108 Introduction to Scripting is a new course replacing the NSCOM 204 requirement
  • New course prerequisite for NSCOM 203 includes PROG 108

Academic Planning


The Network Services & Computing Systems transfer degree has courses designed for both those seeking immediate employment as well as those preparing for the third year of a four-year program. So whether you want to go to work now or go on to pursue a bachelor’s degree, we’ve got you covered.

Immediate Employment: Prepares graduates to pursue work in the information technology field in positions such as technical support, help desk, network administrative assistant and entry-level network administrator.

Transfer Options: The minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education courses is drawn from the same list as those taken by students completing the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degrees and can also apply directly to the BC Information Systems and Technology Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree.

Check back for the suggested quarterly/yearly schedule for NSCOM in Operating System Administration.

Take the Next Step


Make an appointment with the program manager Alysa Kelsey.

P: 425-564-3340

E: alysa.kelsey@bellevuecollege.edu

Network Administration

This concentration prepares students to:

  • Explain the theory and benefits of various technologies employed in Internet-works
  • Perform simple hardware and software configuration on a switch and a router
  • Explain the function of and configure various services to support an enterprise network infrastructure
  • Administer an organization’s computer network infrastructure including servers, workstations, printers, and routers and other Internet-working devices
  • Monitor network performance, troubleshoot network problems

Program Requirements 2020-21


The 2020-21 catalog information provides degree requirements for new students and include the core technical, general education, and specific track courses.

Catalog Information:  Network Services and Computing Systems, AAS-T 2020-21

Worksheet: Download the 2020-21 NSCOM worksheet to map out your coursework

Important Notes


  • Old technical (past 3 years) and math (past 5 years) credits cannot be applied to this degree
  • If preparing for the BAS program please speak with the program manager regarding possible prerequisite changes for 2021-22

Program Changes


  • Due to industry mapping changes NSCOM 204 Cisco Networking IV is being deleted
  • PROG 108 Introduction to Scripting is a new course replacing the NSCOM 204 requirement
  • New course prerequisite for NSCOM 203 includes PROG 108

Academic Planning


The Network Services & Computing Systems transfer degree has courses designed for both those seeking immediate employment as well as those preparing for the third year of a four-year program. So whether you want to go to work now or go on to pursue a bachelor’s degree, we’ve got you covered.

Immediate Employment: Prepares graduates to pursue work in the information technology field in positions such as technical support, help desk, network administrative assistant and entry-level network administrator.

Transfer Options: The minimum of 20 credits of transferable general education courses is drawn from the same list as those taken by students completing the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) associate degrees and can also apply directly to the BC Information Systems and Technology Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree.

Check back for the suggested quarterly/yearly schedule for NSCOM in Network Administration.

Take the Next Step


Make an appointment with the program manager Alysa Kelsey.

P: 425-564-3340

E: alysa.kelsey@bellevuecollege.edu

Last Updated October 21, 2020