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Computer Network Engineering Technology (NETC)


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.

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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

  • 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


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Computer Network Engineering Technology (NETC)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
NETC 121Network Communications 1 ( B) 223
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
MAT 125Algebra and Trigonometry ( B) 324
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
EET 131Circuit Analysis 1 ( T) 324
CIT 190Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies ( T) 101
Semester 2  
MAT 126Functions and Calculus ( G) 324
EET 121Digital Systems 1 ( T) 223
EET 132Circuit Analysis 2 ( T) 324
NETA 155Server Administration 1 ( B) 324
Semester 3  
XXX XXX Cooperative Education or Transfer Elective 1 (T) * 1402
Semester 4  
PHY 151Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based ( B) 334
NETC 122Network Communications 2 ( T) 223
NETC 230Network Security Design ( T) 223
EET 122Digital Systems 2 ( T) 233
Semester 5  
NETC 240Emerging Topics in Computer Network Engineering Technology ( T) 233
NETC 290Computer Network Engineering Technology Capstone Project ( T) 223
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)  303
Semester 6  
XXX XXX Cooperative Education or Transfer Elective 2 (T) * 1402
Total Credits:  4510960


First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science Elective
PHI 110Ethics3
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 105Introduction to Sociology3
Cooperative Education or Transfer Electives *
NETC 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Computer Network Engineering Technology2
NETC 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Computer Network Engineering Technology2
EET 251Electronics4
EMET 240Programmable Logic Controllers, Motors, Motor Controls, and Kinematics3
EMET 250Servomechanisms3
IT 101Programming 13
IT 110HTML with CSS and JavaScript3
IT 111Database Design and SQL 13
IT 115Operating Systems Administration 13
IT 161Java Programming 13

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


Program Chair
Paul Weingartner, PE, BS
(513) 569-1776
Co-op Coordinator
Noelle Grome, ME, MA
(513) 569-4693
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