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Network Engineering Technology Concentration (B.S.)

In this program, students learn how to design, construct, troubleshoot and manage sophisticated voice, video and data networks. This unique curriculum emphasizes data, image and voice communications using networking technology. The networking courses focus on subjects such as computer forensics, digital communications, local- and wide-area network design, wireless networks, system administration, network security, and network planning and management. The ability of graduates to communicate with application and database professionals is enhanced with courses in application development, database design, and administration and systems analysis.

B.S. graduates typically are employed as network analysts, network engineers, network support specialists and Local Area Network (LAN) administrators or consultants. Future advancement can lead to positions in management or as advanced technical specialists. Some students continue their studies to pursue graduate degrees. 

Credit Hours Required for Bachelor’s Degree: 123

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(3) CNIT 17600 (Information Technology Architectures) (3) CNIT 15500 (Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming)
(3) CNIT 18000 (Introduction to Systems Development) (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) (3) IT 10400 (Industrial Organization)
(4) MA 22300 (Introductory Analysis I) (3) MA 22400 (Introductory Analysis II)
(3) TECH 12000 (Technology and the Individual) (3) OLS 25200 (Human Relations in Organizations)
(16) (15)


Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(3) CNIT 24000 (Data Communications 
and Networking)
(3) CNIT 24200 (System Administration)
(3) CNIT 25500 (Programming for the Internet) (3) CNIT 28000 (Systems Analysis and Design Methods)
(3) CNIT 27200 (Database Fundamentals) (3) CNIT 31500 (Electronics and Industrial Controls)
(4) PHYS 22000 (General Physics) (4) PHYS 22100 (General Physics)
(3) ECET selective (3) Statistics selective
(16)   (16)  


Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) CNIT 34000 (UNIX Administration) (3) CNIT 34200 (Advanced System and Network Administration)
(3) CNIT 34500 (Internetwork Design and Implementation) (3) CNIT 34600 (Wireless Local Area Networks)
(3) TECH 32000 (Technology and the Organization) (3) TECH 33000 (Technology and the Global Society)
(3) ECET selective (3) Information systems selective
(3) Professional speaking selective (3) Professional writing selective
(15)   (15)  


Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) CNIT 45500 (Network Security) (3) CNIT 48000 (Managing Information Technology Projects)
(3) Business and economics selective (3) Business and economics selective
(3) Information systems selective (3) Communications selective
(3) Liberal arts selective (3) Liberal arts selective
(3) Network engineering technology selective (3) Network engineering technology selective
(15)   (15)  

*The faculty updates approved selectives and exclusions annually. See the CIT website for the latest approved selectives, exclusions and substitutions.


Definitions:

Business and economics selective: Select any two courses, except as indicated with "or," which indicates that courses are equivalents.

Accounting: MGMT 20000 or 20010-T01; MGMT 20100. 
Business law: MGMT 35400, 45500.
Communications selective: COM 21000, 21200, 31400, 31500, 31800, 32000; OLS 32400.
Economics: ECON 21000 or AGEC 2170; ECON 25100, 25200.
Finance: IT 45000; IET 45100; MGMT 39000.
Organizational behavior and human resources: COM 32400; ENTR 20000, 20100; EPCS course; OBHR 30000, 33000; OLS 37500, 37600, 38600, 47700; PSY 27200.
Information systems selective: CNIT 30000-level and higher courses not required as a NET selective. (No NET courses will fulfill the NET Information Systems selective); CNIT 39900, 49900 and 51800 as approved by the NET faculty on a per-offering basis; EPCS (per NET faculty approval: up to 3 credit hours).
Liberal arts selective: AD, ANTH, BAND, CLASSICS, COM, ECON, EDCI, EDPS, EDST, ENGL, FLL, HIST, HONR, IDIS, LING, MOD. LANG, MUSIC, PHIL, POL SCI, PSY, SOC, THTR, CDFS 20100, 25500.
NET selectiveCNIT 42000, 42100, 43500, 44500, 44600, 45600, 55600, 55700, IT 34500, IT 54500; CNIT 39900, 49900 and 51800 as approved by the NET faculty on a per-offering basis.
Professional speaking selective: COM 31500, 32000, 32500, 41500.
Professional writing selective: ENGL 42000, 42100.