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2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Network Engineering Technologies, A.A.S.

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The Blue Ridge computer network engineering technologies degree is a solid choice for students considering an advanced technology career. The program offers a flexible environment where students can develop the skills to enter a rapidly changing networking workforce. Designed for students with an in-depth knowledge of Cisco or Microsoft networking, the Blue Ridge program develops network fluency and troubleshooting skills. The emphasis on networking technology complements a variety of certification training choices.

Program Overview

The Computer Network Engineering program offers an associate of applied science degree, incorporating vendor certification training, for students preparing for entry-level employment or advancement in a variety of occupations, courses, and professional certificate programs within the networking field. The program will offer students a solid background in networking technology complemented by an array of certification training choices. All courses leading toward certification are taught by certified instructors.

The program offers a flexible environment where students can develop the background necessary to enter a rapidly changing and growing networking workforce and/or transfer to a four-year institution for further undergraduate education. Students in the Computer Network Engineering Technologies Program are subject to the Community and Technical College’s requirements for admissions, basic skills testing, and appropriate course placement. Blue Ridge CTC Catalog requirements regarding academic standards, student conduct, and graduation procedures also apply.

Students in this program will complete hands-on activities that will help to develop network fluency and troubleshooting skills. They complete project-based activities which will incorporate Internet research skills and electronic presentation skills to prepare for the work environment.

An internship in a networking or information technology related area is required for graduation. Students are expected to locate their internship site. Detailed information of the internship requirements and expectations is available from the student’s advisor.

Career Opportunities

Blue Ridge will equip graduates with the skills to design, administer, and maintain network systems in a variety of settings. With completed degree and certifications, graduates may earn $40,000–$50,000 annually in entry-level network support positions with a future potential of earning more than $80,000.

Note: All salary estimations are based on current position and educational trends. Blue Ridge and The School of Business and Information Technology cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

Curriculum for an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Network Engineering Technologies

General Education Core 22
Technical Core 23
Specialty Track 15
Total Credit Hours Required 60

Specialty Tracks:

You must select ONE of the following specialty tracks:

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