BAS in IT-Networking - What You'll Learn

Advance your career in IT and computing with Seattle Central College’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Information Technology-Networking. This program, developed with input from industry professionals, will help prepare you for a rewarding future as a Network Administrator, Systems Architect, Security Analyst or related lines of work.

As a student in the BAS in IT-Networking program, you will build on the knowledge and skills developed in the Associate of Applied Science (AAS-T) in Network Design & Administration to be more competitive for jobs in the field that require a bachelor’s degree.

Students who complete the applied bachelor’s program will be able to:

  • Describe LAN design using network fundamentals and terminology, such as topology and configuration depending on types of users accessing the network.
  • Identify different types of network interfaces and their uses by selecting basic Network components and choosing their appropriate network type and media.
  • Perform basic network installation and administration of network operating systems by creating and administering user accounts and permissions and configuring network hardware.
  • Monitor, manage, and troubleshoot networks to track users and network resources such as printers and other peripheral hardware and software.
  • Explain and implement network industry standards such as: the OSI model; Routing protocols.
  • Address Resolution, and Reverse Address Resolution Protocols; IP Addresses and Sub netting; and MAC addressing.
  • Communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences using appropriate modes such as in-person presentation and electronic formats, preparing network documentation, and strategic operating plans.
  • Plan and manage multiple projects, both individually and as a team member.
  • Apply industry standard techniques for collecting, analyzing, and optimizing data within an enterprise network infrastructure.
  • Assess, develop, and maintain network security systems using ethical best practices and standardized tools.
  • Design, implement, and manage hybrid-distributed environments.

Learn more about course planning for the BAS in IT-Networking program.