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 Server, Infrastructure and Security focus areas enable students to pursue in-depth skill and expertise within one of these three areas while preparing for industry recognized certifications. The courses in the program provide a combination of online, distance learning and intensive, classroom-based hands-on skills development. The demonstration of hands-on skills is critical to employers. Students completing the program are prepared for a variety of industry certification exams as well as entry-level employment technical interviews.

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

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

Program of Study

Career General Education
ENG 101College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3
ENG 102College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)3
or ENG 103 Report Writing
MTH 160Precalculus Algebra (MOTR MATH 130) (or higher)4
XXX xxxSocial & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3
XXX xxxNatural Science/Math Elective3
Program Requirements
IS 112Software and Hardware Architecture3
IS 130Hardware and Software Support3
IS 237Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security3
IS 229Unix/Linux I3
IS 264Unix/Linux II3
IT 101Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks5
IT 102Desktop Client Support3
IT 201Cisco Networking Academy II: Routing and Switching Essentials5
IT 210Firewall and VPN Security3
Select one of the following focus areas:13-14
Server Focus
Infrastructure Focus
Security Focus
Total Credit Hours60-61

Focus Areas

Server Focus

IT 211Introduction to Virtualization and Cloud Computing4
IT 240Windows Server: Installation and Configuration3
IT 241Windows Server: Administration3
IT 242Windows Server: Advanced Services Configuration3
Total Credit Hours13

Infrastructure Focus

IT 202Cisco Networking Academy III: Scaling Networks5
IT 203Cisco Networking Academy IV: Connecting Networks5
IT 235Network Infrastructure Design3
Total Credit Hours13

Security Focus

IT 120Enterprise Security Management3
IT 121Secure E-Commerce and E-Government3
IT 208Cisco Networking Academy: CCNA Security5
IT 216Digital Forensics3
Total Credit Hours14
New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Natural Science/Mathematics Elective3  
IT 102 Desktop Client Support3Reading Proficiency.
IT 101 Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks5Reading Proficiency.Offered Fall and Spring, First 8 weeks
IT 201 Cisco Networking Academy II: Routing and Switching Essentials5IT 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.Offered Fall and Spring, Second 8 weeks
Credit Hours16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IS 112 Software and Hardware Concepts3MTH 140, Reading Proficiency. Basic computer literacy is expected.
IS 130 Hardware and Software Support3Reading Proficiency.
IT 202 Cisco Networking Academy III: Scaling Networks5IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.Offered Fall and Spring, First 8 weeks
IT 203 Cisco Networking Academy IV: Connecting Networks5IT 202 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.Offered Fall and Spring, Second 8 weeks
Credit Hours16
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MTH 160 Precalculus Algebra (MOTR MATH 130)4MTH 140 with a grade of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test, and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours4
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IS 237 Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security3IT 102 or IS 229 and Reading Proficiency.
IS 229 Unix/Linux I3Reading Proficiency.
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030.
IT 235 Network Infrastructure Design3IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours12
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IS 264 Unix/Linux II3IS 229 and Reading Proficiency.Offered Fall and Spring only
IT 210 Firewall and VPN Security3IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.Offered Spring only
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
3ENG 100 or ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval and Reading Proficiency.
Social & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3  
Credit Hours12
Total Credit Hours60

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**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. 

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Natural Science/Mathematics Elective3  
IT 102 Desktop Client Support3Reading Proficiency.
IT 101 Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks5Reading Proficiency.Offered Fall and Spring, First 8 weeks
IT 201 Cisco Networking Academy II: Routing and Switching Essentials5IT 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.Offered Fall and Spring, Second 8 weeks
Credit Hours16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IS 112 Software and Hardware Concepts3MTH 140, Reading Proficiency. Basic computer literacy is expected.Offered Fall and Spring only
IS 130 Hardware and Software Support3Reading Proficiency.
IS 237 Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security3IT 102 or IS 229 and Reading Proficiency.
IS 229 Unix/Linux I3Reading Proficiency.
MTH 160 Precalculus Algebra (MOTR MATH 130) (or higher)4MTH 140 with a grade of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test, and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours16
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IT 208 Cisco Networking Academy: CCNA Security5IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" or CCENT certification and Reading Proficiency.Offered Summer only
IT 121 Secure E-Commerce and E-Government3IS 229 and IS 237, both with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.Offered Summer only
Credit Hours8
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030.
IS 264 Unix/Linux II3IS 229 and Reading Proficiency.
IT 210 Firewall and VPN Security3IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.
Social & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3  
Credit Hours12
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
3ENG 100 or ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval and Reading Proficiency.
IT 120 Enterprise Security Management3IS 237 and Reading Proficiency.
IT 216 Digital Forensics3IS 112, IS 229, IS 237 and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours9
Total Credit Hours61

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**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. 

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Natural Science/Mathematics Elective3  
IT 102 Desktop Client Support3Reading Proficiency.
IT 101 Cisco Networking Academy I: Introduction to Networks5Reading Proficiency.Offered Fall and Spring, First 8 weeks
IT 201 Cisco Networking Academy II: Routing and Switching Essentials5IT 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.Offered Fall and Spring, Second 8 weeks
Credit Hours16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IS 112 Software and Hardware Concepts3MTH 140, Reading Proficiency. Basic computer literacy is expected.Offered Fall and Spring only
IS 229 Unix/Linux I3Reading Proficiency.
IS 237 Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security3IT 102 or IS 229 and Reading Proficiency.
IT 240 Windows Server: Installation and Configuration3Prior or concurrent enrollment in IT 102 and Reading Proficiency.
MTH 160 Precalculus Algebra (MOTR MATH 130) (or higher)4MTH 140 with a grade of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test, and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours16
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IT 211 Introduction to Virtualization and Cloud Computing4IT 201 and IT 240 with minimum grades of "C", and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours4
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IT 241 Windows Server: Administration3IT 240 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.
IS 130 Hardware and Software Support3Reading Proficiency.
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030.
IS 264 Unix/Linux II3IS 229 and Reading Proficiency.Offered Fall and Spring only
Social & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3  
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IT 242 Windows Server: Advanced Services Configuration3IT 241 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
3ENG 100 or ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval and Reading Proficiency.
IT 210 Firewall and VPN Security3IT 201 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours9
Total Credit Hours60

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**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.