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.
With curriculum updated every year to meet industry and business demands, this 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 AWS Certified Solutions Architect.
Explore more about the NSCOM program to find how you can gain skills for a career in:
The Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree in Network Services and Computing Systems prepares students for admission into the BAS Cybersecurity program. Upon completion of the AAS-T students will be able to directly apply all 90 credits towards the 180 credit BAS program. It typically takes an additional two years for students to complete the remaining Bachelor’s coursework at a full-time status.
The BAS Cybersecurity is a 4-year, 180-credit program that prepares students for various careers in Information Security. Degree will provide students with a broad base of theoretical and technical knowledge, as well as specialized knowledge in Cybersecurity.
• Digital Forensics
• Virtualization and Storage
• Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures
• Network Security and Firewalls
The AAS-T Network Services and Computing Systems (NSCOM) is a 2-year, 90-credit program that is designed for both those seeking immediate employment in the IT Networking industry or preparing for continuation into a baccalaureate program. Students can apply all 90 credits to the BAS Cybersecurity at BC.
• Cisco Networking
• Technical Support
• Cloud Architecture
The Application and Desktop Support Certificate is a 1-year, 45-credit certificate that covers support of computers across LANs, application-level technical assistance to end-users and creation of written documentation.
• Hardware/Software Support
• Install and Configure
• System Documentation
The Cisco Support Technician Certificate is a 1-year, 46-credit certificate that addresses design, configuration and support of networks and Internetworks in implementations based on current Cisco Internetworking hardware.
• Switching and Routing
• Configure a VLAN
• Wide Area Network
The Cloud Architecture and Services Certificate is a 1-year, 46-credit certificate that focuses on the design and utilization of cloud services. This certificate has the ability to stack to both the AAS-T and BAS degree.
• Cloud Solutions
• AWS Certified Solutions Architect
• Cisco Networking
• System Documentation
Instructors focus on teaching students hands-on technical skills. All NSCOM students are required to complete IT 293 Technical Support Internship I which provides students with on-the-job experience.
Tuition costs at Bellevue College are significantly lower than other 4-year degree programs at state universities.
The BAS, AAS-T and all Certificates are financial aid eligible. WorkForce approved program.
Our programs are emphasize student collaboration and team building. Get to know your faculty, fellow students, and program advisors.
Twice a year faculty meet with advisory committee members to ensure curriculum is relevant and up-to-date in order to meet industry standards.
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