Network Engineering, Associate in Applied Science

Network Engineering, Associate in Applied Science

Forest Park

The Associate in Applied Science degree in Network Engineering is a skill-oriented program that prepares students to design, implement, troubleshoot, maintain, and secure enterprise networks. Foundation principles of local, wide-area, and multi-segmented networks lead to a mastery of skills associated with support of enterprise level networks including network and application servers, desktop hosts, infrastructure cabling, and connection devices such as switches and routers (including wireless), security appliances, virtualization of resources for performance optimization, and operating policies. The courses in the program provide a combination of theoretical and hands-on skills development. The demonstration of hands-on knowledge and skills is vital for employment in the IT networking industry. Students completing the program are prepared for a variety of industry certification exams as well as entry-level employment.

Cost of Attendance.  For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES

Program Career and Salary Information.  Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: https://scorecard.mo.gov/scorecard/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest. 

The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. design network solutions using current knowledge and skills based on industry standards.
  2. develop networking solutions following industry best practices as a member of a team.
  3. demonstrate proficiency in the network program through successful performance on course final exams based on industry competencies.

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on our website: https://stlcc.edu/programs-academics/missouri-civics-exam.aspx.  

Program of Study

General Education
ENG 101College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3
ENG 103Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)3
or ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
MTH 180Introductory Statistics (MOTR MATH 110) (or MTH 180S)3
XXX xxxSocial & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3
XXX xxxNatural Science Elective/Math Elective: (MOTR Requirement)4
Program Requirements
IS 130Hardware Support - CompTIA A+ Core 1 (Hardware)3
IT 102Desktop Software Support - CompTIA A+ Core 2 (Software)3
IS 237Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security - CompTIA Security+ 3
IS 229Unix/Linux I3
IS 264Unix/Linux II3
IT 120Enterprise Security Management3
IT 121Secure E-Commerce3
IT 235Network Infrastructure Design3
IT 101Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks5
IT 201Cisco Networking Academy II: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials5
IT 202Cisco Networking Academy III: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation5
IT 211Introduction to Virtualization and Cloud Computing3
Select One (5 credits):5
Cisco Networking Academy: CCNA Security
Cisco Networking Academy: CCCA Cybersecurity Operations
Total Credit Hours63

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on our website: https://stlcc.edu/programs-academics/missouri-civics-exam.aspx.  

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Fall 2022, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IS 229 Unix/Linux I3Reading ProficiencyOffered Fall and Spring
IT 102 Desktop Software Support - CompTIA A+ Core 2 (Software)3Reading ProficiencyOffered Fall and Spring
IT 101 Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks5Reading ProficiencyOffered Fall and Spring 1st 8 weeks
IT 201 Cisco Networking Academy II: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials5IT 101 with a minimum grade of "C", and Reading ProficiencyOffered Fall and Spring 2nd 8 weeks
Credit Hours16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IS 264 Unix/Linux II3IS 229 and Reading ProficiencyOffered Fall and Spring
IS 237 Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security - CompTIA Security+3IT 102 or IS 229 and Reading ProficiencyOffered Fall and Spring
IT 202 Cisco Networking Academy III: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation5IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C", and Reading ProficiencyOffered Fall and Spring 1st 8 weeks
IT 208 Cisco Networking Academy: CCNA Security
or Cisco Networking Academy: CCCA Cybersecurity Operations
5IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" or a Cisco CCENT or CCNA certification and Reading ProficiencyOne of these will be offered in Fall and Spring 2nd 8 weeks
Credit Hours16
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IT 121 Secure E-Commerce3IS 229 and IS 237, both with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencyOffered Summer only
IT 211 Introduction to Virtualization and Cloud Computing3IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C", and Reading ProficiencyOffered Summer only
Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IS 130 Hardware Support - CompTIA A+ Core 1 (Hardware)3Reading ProficiencyOffered Fall and Spring
Natural Science/Mathematics Elective (MOTR Requirement)4  
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
IT 235 Network Infrastructure Design3IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencyOffered Fall only
Credit Hours13
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
XXX xxxSocial and Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3  
IT 120 Enterprise Security Management3IS 237 and Reading ProficiencyOffered Spring only
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
3ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency
MTH 180 Introductory Statistics (MOTR MATH 110)3Satisfactory scores on placement test, and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours12
Total Credit Hours63

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.