Network Engineering - Associate of Applied Science

Degree

Associate of Applied Science

Overview

A degree in Network Engineering prepares students to work in any Information Technology department as entry-level network administrators.  Students will learn how to manage and configure key networking devices, including firewalls, routers, switches, etc.  In addition to learning about specific networking devices, students will learn networking from a cybersecurity perspective to ensure that designs and configurations are built to key cybersecurity policies and best-practices.  Upon completion, students will have had the opportunity to earn several IT industry certifications that can be added to their resume and will have many hands-on experiences to demonstrate actual IT experience.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for a student with a degree in Network Engineering exist within entry level positions as a network administrator, or IT professional.  Any entry-level back-office IT position should be within reach for graduates with this degree.  Advancement opportunities increase with experience.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the degree, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to design a simple network design
  • Explain the different layers of the OSI model
  • Demonstrate proficiency in designing correct subnetting strategies
  • Analyze network traffic using common packet analysis tools
  • Configure common networking devices

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Religion

Religion Cornerstone Courses

Students must complete two of the following courses
Course NumberTitleCredits
REL 200The Eternal Family (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 225Foundations of the Restoration (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 250Jesus Christ & His Everlasting Gospel (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 275Teachings & Doctrine of The Book of Mormon (Cornerstone)

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:4

Religion Electives

Students must complete two additional religion courses
Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:4

Total Credit Hours: 8

College and Career Success

Complete both of the following
Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 101College Success

1 credit

BAP 115Excel and Introduction to Technology

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:2

Internship

Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 299Internship

1-3 credits

Total Credit Hours:1-3
*CAR 499 may be used as an equivalent, speak with an advisor to identify the appropriate course.

College Fundamentals

 

Course NumberTitleCredits
COMM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ENG 101Introduction to College Writing

3 credits

MAT 110College Algebra

4 credits

Any math class >MAT 110 will satisfy the MAT 110 College Fundamentals requirement

Program Core Courses

 

Course NumberTitleCredits
CS 105Introduction to Programming

3 credits

IT 102PC Hardware Technician

3 credits

IT 125Introduction to Information Technology

3 credits

IT 143Database Design and Analysis

3 credits

IT 160Cloud Computing Essentials

3 credits

IT 210Linux Fundamentals

3 credits

IT 235Cloud Server Administration

3 credits

IT 255Networking Fundamentals

3 credits

IT 280Python Programming

3 credits

IT 312Cybersecurity Foundations

3 credits

IT 322Penetration Testing

3 credits

IT 350Network Configuration & Design

3 credits

IT 352Advanced Networking

3 credits

ELECChoose any additional IT 300-400 course

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:42

Total Credit Hours: 63

Graduation Requirements
1. Minimum of 63 total semester credit hours as outlined 
2. Grade of C or higher in all program-specific courses
3. Cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher 
4. *CAR 499 may be used as an equivalent – Speak with an advisor to know which is the best option for you.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Individual student circumstances, such as the need for a smaller course load or the number of preparatory English or Math courses a student must take, may require additional semesters to complete the program. Please see your academic advisor for assistance.

First Semester

BAP 115, Excel and Introduction to Technology, 1 credit
CAR 101, College Success, 1 credit
CS 105, Introduction to Programming, 3 credit

IT 102, PC Hardware Technician, 3 credits

IT 125, Introduction to Information Technology, 3 credits

REL, Religion Requirements,2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 13

Second Semester

COMM 122, Interpersonal Communications, 3 credits

ENG 101, Introduction to College Writing, 3 credits

 

IT 235, Windows Server Fundamentals, 3 credits

IT 255, Networking Fundamentals, 3 credits

REL, Religion Requirements,2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 14

Third Semester

IT 143, Database Design and Analysis, 3 credits

IT 210, LInux Fundamentals, 3 credits
IT 312, Cybersecurity Fundamentals, 3 credits
MAT Elective, MAT 110 or higher 3-4 credits
REL, Religion Requirements,2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 14-15

Fourth Semester

IT 160, Essentials of Cloud Computing, 3 credits

IT 322, Penetration Testing, 3 credits

IT 350, Network Configuration and Design, 3 credits
IT Elective, any IT 300 or 400 course

REL, Religion Requirements,2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 14

Fifth Semester

CAR 299*, IT Internship, 1 credit
IT 352, Advanced Networking, 3 credits

IT 280, Python Programming, 3 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 7

Total Network Engineering (AAS) Degree Minimum Credit Hours 62-63

*CAR 499 may be used as an equivalent; speak with an advisor to know which option is best for you