Information Systems Technology Network Engineer

Program emphasizes designing, creating, and maintaining local area networks and wide area networks, including software management, voice telephony services, switches, firewalls, routers, servers, workstations, and virtualization technologies. Virtualization courses include VMware ICM, O&S, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Hyper-V, and SAN and NAS Storage Technologies.

Program Coordination: Credits earned in the Network Technology and Networking Technology Fundamentals CSC may count towards the requirements of this degree.

Industry Certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Entry Technician (CCENT)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Networking & Server
  • CompTIA A+ Hardware & Software
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server
  • VMware Certified Associate (VCA)

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Implement Information Technology skills required by software applications.
  2. Apply methodologies to stay current in IT offerings, trends, and certifications.
  3. Apply analytical and problem solving skills for computer system designs, planning, and support.
  4. Design, code, test, debug, and document software needed for computer system implementation and maintenance.
  5. Apply current IT industry standards, protocols, and techniques.
  6. Use instructional applications and material which could lead to industry certifications.

Program Information

Minimum credits: 66

Length: 2 years

Career opportunities:

  • Computer Support Specialist: $28,990-81,260
    Job growth: 12%
  • Data Communications Specialist: $31,700-81,430|
    Job growth: 8%
  • Network Administrator: $46,280-62,450
    Job growth: 8%
  • *Median salaries & job growth nationwide as of 2015. BLS.gov

Division: Arts, Sciences, & Business

Contact: 434.797.8474

Course Sequence

First Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
AST 114 Keyboarding for Information Processing1 2 0 2 2
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3 0 3 3
ITE 221 PC Hardware & OS Architecture 3 0 3 3
ITN 154 Network Fundamentals, Router Basics, & Configuration (ICND1) - Cisco 3 2 5 4
MTH 130 Fundamentals of Reasoning (or approved sub) 3 0 3 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 1
  15 2 17 16

1 Students having prior keyboarding experience may request testing out.

Second Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
ACC 111 Accounting I 3 0 3 3
BUS 236 Communications in Management 3 0 3 3
ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3 0 3 3
ITN 102 Intro to Networked Client Operating Systems (LAN) 3 2 5 4
ITN 155 Switching, Wireless, & WAN Technologies (ICND2) - Cisco 3 2 5 4
  15 4 19 17
Third Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
ENG 131 Technical Report Writing I 3 0 3 3
ETR 149 PC Repair 3 0 3 3
HLT/PED Wellness Elective 0 2 2 1
HUM Humanities Elective 3 0 3 3
ITN 103 Administration of Networked Servers 3 2 5 4
ITN 156 Basic Switching & Routing - Cisco 3 2 5 4
  15 6 21 18
Fourth Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
ITN 254 Virtual Infrastructure: Installation & Configuration 4 0 4 4
ITN 104 Maintaining Servers in the Networked Infrastructure 3 2 5 4
ITN 157 WAN Technologies - Cisco 3 2 5 4
ITN 209 Voice Over Internet Protocol 3 0 3 3
  13 4 17 15