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Minimum credits Required: 63

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The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Network Engineering is designed to prepare students for Information Technology positions requiring hands-on technical networking skills  that support home and small to medium size businesses.  The program provides students with knowledge and skills appropriate for network engineering occupations and the opportunity to select elective courses to strengthen their overall education.  Network engineers will support an Information Technology infrastructure by installing, maintaining, and monitoring advanced technologies such as routers and switches which provide connectivity to Microsoft and UNIX based computers.


General Education Requirements: 25 credits

*All AGEC coursework must be selected from the approved AGEC list.
Course Course Title Hours
Composition (6 credits)    
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
ENG 102 College Composition II 3
Mathematics (3 credits)    
MAT 140 or higher. College Mathematics 5
Arts/Humanities (6 credits)    
Two courses from different disciplines.   6
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)    
Two courses from different disciplines.   6
Physical/Biological Sciences (4 credits)  
One course   4

Degree Core Requirements: 29 credits

Course Course Title Hours
CIS 130 Computer Repair and A+ Prep 4
CIS 140 Cisco Networking Academy Semester I 4
CIS 150 Cisco Networking Academy Semester 2 4
CIS 160 Cisco Networking Academy Semester 3 4
CIS 161 Linux and Unix Administration I 4
CIS 170 Cisco Networking Academy Semester 4 4
CIS 230 Implement & Supporting Windows 4
LDR 115 Workplace Ethics 1

Electives: 9 credits

Choose any credit hours from the course listed below. 9
CIS 125 Introduction to Databases 3
CIS 171 Unix Semester 2 4
CIS 220 Computer Programming I 4
CIS 240 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows Server 4
CIS 289 Internship I 1-3
CIS 298 Special Topics 1-3



The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.

  • Apply the principles of effectively using computer related terminology.
  • Understand the principles of legal and ethical issues related to network engineering in the workplace.
  • Apply the principles of professional knowledge and skills in at least one of the following areas:  Web design and graphics, operating system(s), application knowledge and /or support, microcomputer repair, networking.



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