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, as a graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.
- Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
- Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
- Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively.
- Use computers or related technology for practical and/or professional applications.
- Apply scientific inquiry and mathematical reasoning to 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!