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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Information Technology, Network Engineering, Associate in Applied Science

Effective: Fall, 2016

The Network Engineering option prepares students for employment as networking specialists in the communications industry. The material presented in the Network Engineering curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete many of the exams required for Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft (MS) certifications.

The Associate in Applied Sciences in the Information Technology (IT) Career Degrees at Delaware County Community College blends the theoretical with the practical. Students are offered a choice of specializations: Computer Programming, Game Development, Help Desk/Technical Support, Interactive Multimedia, Network Engineering, Mobile Computing, and Web Development. Students have the benefit of classroom or online instruction, dedicated laboratory facilities and participation in co-curricular activities. Students in the IT Career Degrees are required to take program courses and related electives in their specialization as well as four IT core courses. In addition, students are required to take the general education courses listed below.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Install and configure a Linux network operating system.
  • Install and configure a MS Windows Network operating system.
  • Administer, manage, and troubleshoot a Linux operating system.
  • Administer, manage, and troubleshoot a MS Windows operating system.
  • Analyze, test, and propose solutions for problems relating to network cabling, hubs, servers, workstations, and other physical network devices.
  • Analyze, test, and propose solutions relating to network printing.
  • Analyze, test, and propose solutions for problems relating to network protocols, including the Internet  protocol suite (TCP/IP).

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First Semester (16 credits)

ENG 100 - English Composition I3
DPR 100 - Introduction to Information Technology3
NET 110 - Network Communications3
NET 115 - Microsoft Windows 74
Social Science Elective (choose from any transferable Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) and Global Understanding (GU) designated social science course (3 credits)

Third Semester (15 credits)

IMM 120 - Web Page Design and Development3
NET 116 - Managing Microsoft Windows Server 20084
NET 231 - Network Systems Administration4
Science Elective (choose from any transferable Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated science course (4 credits)

Fourth Semester (17-18 credits)

NET 117 - Microsoft Window Server 2008 Active Directory4
NET 210 - CISCO Network Support6
Mathematics Elective (3-4 credits)

Total Credits: 64-66

Mathematics Elective: Choose second course from one of the following sequences: MAT 120 and MAT 121, or MAT 135 and MAT 136, or MAT 151 and MAT 152, or MAT 152 and MAT 160, or MAT 160 and MAT 161.