Network Engineering, Associate in Applied Science
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:
- design network solutions using current knowledge and skills based on industry standards.
- develop networking solutions following industry best practices as a member of a team.
- 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
|Career General Education|
|ENG 101||College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)||3|
|ENG 103||Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)||3|
|or ENG 102||College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)|
|MTH 180||Introductory Statistics (MOTR MATH 110)||3|
|XXX xxx||Social & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement||3|
|XXX xxx||Natural Science Elective/Math Elective: (MOTR Requirement)||4|
|IS 130||Hardware Support - CompTIA A+ Core 1 (Hardware)||3|
|IT 102||Desktop Software Support - CompTIA A+ Core 2 (Software)||3|
|IS 237||Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security - CompTIA Security+||3|
|IS 229||Unix/Linux I||3|
|IS 264||Unix/Linux II||3|
|IT 120||Enterprise Security Management||3|
|IT 121||Secure E-Commerce||3|
|IT 235||Network Infrastructure Design||3|
|IT 101||Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks||5|
|IT 201||Cisco Networking Academy II: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials||5|
|IT 202||Cisco Networking Academy III: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation||5|
|IT 211||Introduction to Virtualization and Cloud Computing||3|
|Select One (5 credits):||5|
|Cisco Networking Academy: CCNA Security|
|CCNA Cybersecurity Operations|
|Total Credit Hours||63|
|IS 229||Unix/Linux I||3||Reading Proficiency.|
|IT 102||Desktop Software Support - CompTIA A+ Core 2 (Software)||3||Reading Proficiency.|
|IT 101||Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks||5||Reading Proficiency.||Offered Fall and Spring first 8 weeks|
|IT 201||Cisco Networking Academy II: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials||5||IT 101 with a minimum grade of "C", and Reading Proficiency.||Offered Fall and Spring second 8 weeks|
|IS 264||Unix/Linux II||3||IS 229 and Reading Proficiency.||Offered fall and spring|
|IS 130||Hardware Support - CompTIA A+ Core 1 (Hardware)||3||Reading Proficiency.|
|IT 202||Cisco Networking Academy III: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation||5||IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C", and Reading Proficiency.||Offered fall and spring first 8 weeks|
| Cisco Networking Academy: CCNA Security|
or CCNA Cybersecurity Operations
|5||IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" or CCENT certification and Reading Proficiency.||One of the two is offered fall and spring first 8 weeks|
|MTH 180||Introductory Statistics (MOTR MATH 110)||3||MTH 050 with a minimum grade of "C" or satisfactory scores on placement test, and Reading Proficiency.|
|IS 237||Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security - CompTIA Security+||3||IT 102 or IS 229 and Reading Proficiency.|
|Natural Science/Mathematics Elective with MOTR designation||4|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement||3|
|ENG 101||College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)||3||Placement 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 211||Introduction to Virtualization and Cloud Computing||3||IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C", and Reading Proficiency.|
|IT 121||Secure E-Commerce||3||IS 229 and IS 237, both with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.|
|IT 120||Enterprise Security Management||3||IS 237 and Reading Proficiency.|
| College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)|
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
|3||ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.|
|IT 235||Network Infrastructure Design||3||IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.|
|Total Credit Hours||63|