Network Engineering (AAS Degree)

Degree Description

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 General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

College Composition II

3

Mathematics

 

 

MAT 140 or higher

College Mathematics (5) or higher (3)

3

Arts & Humanities

Two courses from different disciplines

6

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Two courses from different disciplines

6

Physical & Biological Sciences     One course

4

Degree Core Requirements: 28 credits

Course

Course Title

Hours

CIS 130

Digital Technology Repair and A+ Introduction

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

Unix Administration I

4

CIS 170

Cisco Networking Academy Semester 4

4

CIS 230

Implementing & Supporting Windows

4

Electives: 9 credits

Choose any credit hours from the courses listed below in consultation with an appropriate advisor.

 

CIS 125

Introduction to Databases

3

CIS 171

Unix Administration II

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

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  1. apply the principles of effectively using computer related terminology
  2. understand the principles of legal and ethical issues related to network engineering in the workplace
  3. and 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