Network Services & Computing Systems (NSCOM)

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What is NSCOM?

The Network Services and Computing Systems (NSCOM) Associate in Arts degree addresses how to connect computers and other resources in a network, perform network maintenance tasks, and install and configure hardware and software in microcomputers. In addition to technical content, the degree includes skills in communication (oral, written, and listening), general business, teamwork, and problem solving. Select one of three different tracks including Cloud Architecture & Services, Operating System Administration, and Network Administration.

This program includes study in the following certification areas:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Net+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA)
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

The Network Services and Computing Systems (NSCOM) Associate in Arts degree has 3 specialized concentration areas for students to choose from. More information about each concentration is available on the applicable tab.

Cloud Architecture & Services        Operating System Administration       Network Administration

Degree & Certificates

Associate in Applied Science – T Degree
Network Services & Computing Systems
     •Cloud Architecture & Services track
     •Operating System Administration track
     •Network Administration track
Certificate of Achievement (45+ credits)
• Application & Desktop Support Specialist
• Cisco Support Technician
• Cloud Architecture & Services
• Microsoft Network Support
• Operating System Support Specialist

Career Opportunities

Course of study prepares students for careers like:

    • 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.

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 See the list of eligible certificates, but note that it may be out of date of current offerings.

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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

Changes: starting Fall 2017

Cisco classes will be scheduled as follows (this is a change to the projected annual schedule).

Fall Quarter: NSCOM 201, NSCOM 202, NSCOM 203, NSCOM 204

Winter Quarter: NSCOM 201, NSCOM 202

Spring Quarter: NSCOM 201, NSCOM 202, NSCOM 203, NSCOM 204

 

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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

Catalog Information: Network Services and Computing Systems, AAS-T
Download the Network Services & Computing Systems (NSCOM) worksheet here. It provides all the required courses, including the core technical, general education, and specific track courses.

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.

To download the full-time suggested quarterly/yearly schedule for NSCOM in Cloud Architecture & Services click here (updated April 15, 2019).

To download the part-time suggested quarterly/yearly schedule for NSCOM in Cloud Architecture & Services click here (updated April 15, 2019).

View the Network Services Computing Systems AAS-T (2019-20) Flowchart to determine prerequisite requirements for specific courses.

Take the Next Step

Make an appointment with the program manager Alysa Kelsey.

P: 425-564-3340

E: alysa.kelsey@bellevuecollege.edu

Alysa Kelsey Program Manager for Information Technology

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

Catalog Information: Network Services and Computing Systems, AAS-T
Download the Network Services & Computing Systems (NSCOM) worksheet here. It provides all the required courses, including the core technical, general education, and specific track courses.

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.

To download the full-time suggested quarterly/yearly schedule for NSCOM in Operating System Administration click here (updated April 15, 2019).

To download the part-time suggested quarterly/yearly schedule for NSCOM in Operating System Administration click here (updated April 15, 2019).

View the Network Services Computing Systems AAS-T (2019-20) Flowchart to determine prerequisite requirements for specific courses.

Take the Next Step

Make an appointment with the program manager Alysa Kelsey.

P: 425-564-3340

E: alysa.kelsey@bellevuecollege.edu

Alysa Kelsey Program Manager for Information Technology

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

Catalog Information: Network Services and Computing Systems, AAS-T
Download the Network Services & Computing Systems (NSCOM) worksheet here. It provides all the required courses, including the core technical, general education, and specific track courses.

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.

To download the full-time suggested quarterly/yearly schedule for NSCOM in Network Administration click here (updated April 15, 2019).

To download the part-time suggested quarterly/yearly schedule for NSCOM in Network Administration click here (updated April 15, 2019).

View the Network Services Computing Systems AAS-T (2019-20) Flowchart to determine prerequisite requirements for specific courses.

Take the Next Step

Make an appointment with the program manager Alysa Kelsey.

P: 425-564-3340

E: alysa.kelsey@bellevuecollege.edu

Alysa Kelsey Program Manager for Information Technology

Last Updated April 15, 2019