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Information Technology, Network Engineering, Associate in Applied Science (DPRN)

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.

  • 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).
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
CS 100 Introduction to Information Technology 3
NET 110 Network Communications 3
NET 115 Microsoft Windows 4
Social Science Elective (Select any transferable Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) and Global Understanding (GU) designated social science course) 3
Second Semester
CS 127 Introduction to PC Support 3
CS 128 PC Repair and Maintenance 3
NET 230 Linux Operating Systems I 4
COMM 100
Interpersonal Communication
or Public Speaking
Select one of the following: 3-4
Modern College Mathematics
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Business Precalculus
College Algebra
Calculus I
Third Semester
IMM 120 Web Page Design and Development 3
NET 116 Microsoft Server I: Installation and Storage 4
NET 231 Network Systems Administration 4
Science Elective (Select any transferable Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated science course) 4
Fourth Semester
NET 117 Microsoft Server: Networking 4
NET 210 CCNA CISCO Network Support 6
NET 142 Cyber and Network Security Concepts 4
Mathematics Elective 3-4
 Total Hours64-66


Diversity and Social Justice and Global Understanding designated courses.

Scientific Inquiry designated courses.

Mathematics Elective:

Select second course from one of the following sequences:
MAT 120
MAT 121
Modern College Mathematics
and Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MAT 135
MAT 136
Business Precalculus
and Business Calculus
MAT 151
MAT 152
College Algebra
and Precalculus
MAT 152
MAT 160
and Calculus I
MAT 160
MAT 161
Calculus I
and Calculus II

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