Computer Network Engineering Technology
Associate Degree Program
If you want to work with local and wide area computer networks, the Computer Network Engineering Technology degree will prepare you to enter this very exciting field. You will learn basic computer electronic theory: to install new computer equipment; to operate and program computers; to repair computer electronic hardware; and to install, maintain, and repair data communication networks.
This program is offered at Dover, Georgetown, and Wilmington Campuses.
What You Can Do
In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for positions such as:
- Network administrators or technicians for local, county, and state agencies, financial institutions, businesses, and corporations
What You Will Earn
- A competitive starting salary ranging from $28,000 to $33,000
- If combined with the Cisco Certified Network Associate certificate, a competitive starting salary ranging from $34,000 to $38,000
What You Will Learn
Upon completing your academic program, you will have developed the following knowledge and skills:
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Apply techniques, skills, and usage of modern tools of a computer network engineering technician.
- Apply analysis tools and problem-solving methods learned in the mathematics, computer, and electrical/electronic courses to troubleshoot network problems and analyze experiments.
- Diagnose and resolve network issues.
- Install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot network services for file access and storage, web-content hosting, network communications, network gateways and proxies, and security services on networking servers.
- Design, install, configure, and operate wide area networks (WAN) and local area networks (LAN).
- Explain the functions and the workings of common communications protocols and how such protocols are developed by standards organizations.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you will be able to do as a graduate, regardless of your program of study. You will acquire these core competencies through general education courses and program-specific coursework. You will be expected to use relevant technology to achieve these outcomes:
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree?
This is a Connected Degree program that enables you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior. See an academic counselor for details!