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.


Arizona Programs of Study logo

This is a Programs of Study articulated program. For more information visit our Arizona Programs of Study. 


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.

Minimum credit hours required: 63


General Education Requirements: 25–27 

See General Education Courses that can be used to satisfy General Education  requirements.


Composition (6)

ENG 101¹ College Composition I (3)

ENG 102¹ College Composition II (3)


Mathematics (3-5)

MAT 142 College Mathematics (3) 


Arts/Humanities (6)

Courses from two or more disciplines must be selected from the approved General Education courses in the Arts/Humanities category.


Social/Behavioral Sciences (6)

Courses from two or more disciplines must be selected from the approved General Education courses in the Social/Behavioral Sciences category.


Physical/Biological Sciences (4–5)

Any approved General Education course in the Physical/Biological Sciences category.

Required: 38 credit hours

Degree Core Requirements:(29)

CIS 130 Computer Repair and A+ Prep (4) 

CIS 140 Cisco Networking Academy Semester 1 (4)

CIS 150¹ Cisco Networking Academy Semester 2 (4)

CIS 160¹ Cisco Networking Academy Semester 3 (4)

CIS 161¹ Unix Administration I (4)

CIS 170¹ Cisco Networking Academy Semester 4 (4)

CIS 230¹ Implement & Supporting Windows (4)


LDR 115 Workplace Ethics (1)


Choose any (9) credit hours from courses listed below in consultation with an appropriate advisor. 


CIS 125 Introduction to Databases (3) 

CIS 171¹ 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) 



¹ Placement test and/or prerequisite required.


This catalog was prepared on the basis of the best information available at the time of publication. All information is subject to change without notice, obligation, or liability.


back to top

Facebook Twitter YouTube