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Overview

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.

Contacts

Program Chair

Co-op Coordinator

Career Outlook

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 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.

$30,000 to $42,000 annual salary

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Transfer History

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

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Site

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

$10/hr to $12/hr

Co-op Salary Projections

Contacts

Program Chair

Co-op Coordinator

Curriculum

Effective 2021-2022 academic year

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
NETA 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) 2 3 3
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: 45 109 60

Electives

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100 College Success Strategies: Overview 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies: Overview and Application 2
FYE 110 College Success Strategies: Practice and Application 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 Programming 1 3
IT 110 HTML with CSS and JavaScript 3
IT 111 Database Design and SQL 1 3
IT 115 Operating Systems Administration 1 3
IT 161 Java Programming 1 3
The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.

G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum
Some courses are offered in alternative versions identified with a letter after the course number -- for example, ENG 101 and ENG 101A.

• This curriculum displays only course numbers without the added letter.
• The alternative version, when available, meets the requirements of the course version without the added letter.

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