The central goal of the A.S. degree in Networking and
Telecommunications in the College of Professional Studies is to
prepare students either to enter the job market or to move on to a
4-year degree program leading to the Bachelor of Science in
Networking and Telecommunications with the Business Option, or to
another related 4-year degree program at St. John’s.
The program prepares graduates
Demonstrate knowledge of the basic
concepts which serve as the foundation for all communications
- Demonstrate an understanding of the physical and logical
principles that determine how data networks, and various telephonic
and communications systems work.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the history, theory,
terminology, and nomenclature of telecommunications systems.
- Demonstrate development of a strong foundation in the basic
protocols and processes employed in networking.
Demonstrate the analytical skills
necessary to apply the basic concepts and principles of networking
to the solution of practical problems within a technical
- Analyze organizational networking requirements.
- Identify and select communications technologies to address
- Demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills required
in a technical environment.