Computer Network Engineering Technology (NETC)

Description

The Computer Network Engineering Technology program emphasizes the design, installation, and support of an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), network segment, internet, or intranet system.

Graduates of the program earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are prepared to provide day-to-day, on-site administrative support for a variety of work environments, including professional offices, small businesses, schools, government agencies, and large corporations.

Related Programs

Program Code

NETC.AAS

Accreditation

The Computer Network Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012. Phone: (410) 347-7700. Website: http://www.abet.org.

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Install, maintain, monitor, troubleshoot, and upgrade computer network hardware and software
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures, such as firewalls and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Gather data to identify customer needs and use that information to identify, interpret, and evaluate system and network requirements
  • Support local and wide area networks (LAN/WAN)
  • Deploy emerging technologies such as Voice over IP (VoIP) business communication systems
  • Pursue industry certifications, such as the Cisco CCNA and the CompTIA Network+ certifications

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Computer Engineering Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Designer
  • Network Technician

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$30,000 to $42,000 annual salary

Employment Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment opportunities for network and computer systems personnel will increase by 12 percent through 2022, which is faster than the average for all professions. Growth will be highest at firms that provide cloud computing technology.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Franklin University
  • Miami University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Cincinnati (College of Engineering and Applied Science)
  • University of Toledo
  • Wilmington College

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • General Cable
  • The Kroger Co.
  • The Matrix Company
  • Premier Manufacturing Support Services Inc.
  • University of Cincinnati

Co-op Salary Projections

$10/hr to $12/hr

Curriculum

Computer Network Engineering Technology (NETC)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
NETC 121 Network Communications 1 ( B) 2 2 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
MAT 125 Algebra and Trigonometry ( B) 3 2 4
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
EET 131 Circuit Analysis 1 ( T) 3 2 4
CIT 190 Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies ( T) 1 0 1
Semester 2      
MAT 126 Functions and Calculus ( G) 3 2 4
EET 121 Digital Systems 1 ( T) 2 2 3
EET 132 Circuit Analysis 2 ( T) 3 2 4
NETB 155 Server Administration 1 ( B) 3 2 4
Semester 3      
XXX XXX Cooperative Education or Transfer Elective 1 (T) *   1 40 2
Semester 4      
PHY 151 Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based ( B) 3 3 4
NETC 122 Network Communications 2 ( T) 2 2 3
NETC 230 Network Security Design ( T) 2 2 3
EET 122 Digital Systems 2 ( T) 3 2 4
Semester 5      
NETC 240 Emerging Topics in Computer Network Engineering Technology ( T) 2 3 3
NETC 290 Computer Network Engineering Technology Capstone Project ( T) 2 2 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 6      
XXX XXX Cooperative Education or Transfer Elective 2 (T) *   1 40 2
Total Credits:   46 108 61

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science Elective  
PHI 110 Ethics 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology 3
Cooperative Education or Transfer Electives *  
NETC 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Computer Network Engineering Technology 2
NETC 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Computer Network Engineering Technology 2
EET 251 Electronics 4
EMET 240 Programmable Logic Controllers, Motors, Motor Controls, and Kinematics 3
EMET 250 Servomechanisms 3
IT 101 .NET Programming 1 3
IT 110 HTML with CSS and JavaScript 4
IT 111 Database Design and SQL 1 4
IT 115 Operating Systems Administration 1 3
IT 161 Java Programming 1 4
*

Program Chair approval is required for students planning to take a Transfer Elective course rather than participate in cooperative education.  

Contacts

Program Chair
Paul Weingartner, PE, BS
(513) 569-1776
Co-op Coordinator
Noelle Grome, ME, MA
(513) 569-4693
noelle.grome@cincinnatistate.edu