Information Technology Option II: Network Engineer


Prepares students for entry-level positions in the network engineering field.


Andy Yao
Program Manager

Doree Lynn Miles
Academic Office Manager

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Courses Credits
EN 101 English Composition 3
Mathematics Elective (GenEd course list) (MA 206–Elementary Statistics recommended) 3/4
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
Social Science Elective (GenEd course list) ‡ (HS 102–Human Relations recommended) 3
Arts & Humanities  
Humanities Elective (GenEd course list) (PH 208 or PH 101 recommended) 3
Communications Elective (GenEd course list) ‡ (CMSP 105–Group Discussion ‡ recommended) 3
Biological & Physical Sciences  
Science Elective (GenEd course list) 3/4
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues  
Health Elective (HE 201–Stress Management recommended) 3
Core Requirements  
BU 281–Global Awareness in the Work Environment ‡ 3
CIS 111M–Personal Computer Operating Systems Concepts 3
CIS 106–Introduction to Object Design & Programming 3
CIS 180–Networking Fundamentals 3
CIS 203–Systems Analysis & Design 3
CIS 212–Personal Computer Repair & Diagnostics 3
CIS 218–Introduction to Information Security and Assurance 3
CIS 204–Computer Information Sciences Project or  
INTR 102–Internship 2/3
CISCO Track  
CIS 190–Cisco Networking Fundamentals: Internetworking 1 4
CIS 19–Cisco Networking Router Technologies: Internetworking 2 4
CIS 192–Cisco Advanced Routing and Switching Technologies: Internetworking 3 4
CIS 193–Cisco Project-Based Learning: Internetworking 4  4
Students holding a current Cisco Certification may be awarded 20 credits toward the Information Technology Specialist Degree: Option II  
Total 60/63
‡ All degree-seeking students must complete a Cultural Competency course in order to graduate. BU 281 fulfills this requirement.
By the completion of this program, students will be able to:
  1. Prepare a networking plan and identify problem requirements that demonstrate understanding of administrative and technical needs.
  2. Analyze alternative networking solutions to determine the optimal result.
  3. Design and document networking solution that solves the requirements.
  4. Integrate hardware, software, networking technologies and security models that facilitate project outcomes.
  5. Maintain the hardware, software, networking technologies and security implementation of an existing network.