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Network Administration and Engineering

Courses

Core Courses

  • CISCO Networking
  • Introduction to Database
  • Routing and Switching Essentials
  • Windows Server
  • Linux System Administration
  • CCNA Routing and Switching: Scaling Networks
  • Virtual Machines
  • Advanced Server Configuration
  • Windows Exchange Server
  • Fundamentals of Network Security
  • Project Management
  • CCNA Routing and Switching: Connecting Networks
  • SQL Database
  • Experiential Learning
  • Internship
  • Electives - Choose from a variety of electives to meet your career and transfer needs and interests.

Program Details

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 68
Program Start: Fall only

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Careers

Positions

Our graduates can be employed in many careers, including:

  • Network administrator
  • Network technician
  • LAN/WAN engineer
  • LAN/WAN administrator
  • Help desk technician

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Computer User Support Specialists $28,400 $43,200 $50,500
Computer Network Support Specialists $38,400 $54,400 $62,400

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
ACES Cedar Falls, IA
BerganKDV Waterloo, IA
CBE Group Cedar Falls, IA
CDW Minneapolis, MN
Cedar Falls Utilities Cedar Falls, IA
John Deere Waterloo, IA
EO Johnson Business Technologies Cedar Falls, IA
The VGM Group Waterloo, IA

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Admissions Requirements

STEP #1: Apply at Hawkeye

  1. Complete Hawkeye's online admissions application to apply and be considered for the Network Administration and Engineering program.

  2. Request to have your transcripts sent to the Admissions office.

STEP #2: Basic Skill Competencies

In order to be eligible for the Network Administration and Engineering, all students must meet minimum score requirements and/or complete required success courses. Success course credits do not apply towards graduation or the AAS degree.

Students must meet the minimum assessment score of the ACT, ACCUPLACER, or COMPASS assessment or have completed the required success course in each math, English, and reading.

ACT ACCUPLACER COMPASS ASSET Success Course
Math 16 63 Arithmetic 39 Pre-Algebra 40 Numerical MAT-052 Pre-Algebra
English/Writing 16 64 Sentence Skills 41 35 ENG-060 College Preparatory Writing I
Reading 16 58 69 34 RDG-039 College Preparatory Reading II

STEP #3: Program Acceptance

Applicants meeting the Basic Skill Competencies Requirements criteria are eligible for acceptance.

Applicants not meeting the Basic Skill Competencies Requirements criteria will be accepted to a Pre-Program. As a pre-program student, you will begin with general education and prerequisite classes. An advisor will help you create an academic plan to meet your program admission requirements. Once you have completed your pre-program coursework contact Admissions.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Contact Us

Student Success Specialist Valerie Eagen Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1061 Black Hawk Hall 102
Program Advisor Todd Bengen Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1124 Black Hawk Hall 114
Program Advisor Chad Dean Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1707 Black Hawk Hall 106
Department Secretary Cindi Clark Email me 319-296-4021 Black Hawk Hall 101
Dean Cynthia Bottrell, Ph.D. Email me 319-296-4470 Grundy Hall 266
Dean Michael Roth, Ph.D. Email me 319-296-4470 Grundy Hall 266
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