Network Engineering, Associate in Applied Science

Forest Park

This skill-oriented program prepares students to design, implement, troubleshoot, maintain, and secure enterprise networks. Foundational 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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Program of Study

Career General Education
ENG 101College Composition I3
ENG 102College Composition II3
or ENG 103 Report Writing
MTH 160College Algebra4
MTH 186Survey of Calculus4
XXX xxxMissouri State Requirement3
XXX xxxSocial Science Elective3
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours2
Program Requirements
IS 112Software and Hardware Concepts3
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 Hours66-67

Focus Areas

Server Focus

IT 140Please see an advisor for a course substitution.
IT 142Please see an advisor for a course substitution.
IT 246Please see an advisor for a course substitution.
IT 211Introduction to Virtualization and Cloud Computing4
Total Credit Hours4

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