Network Administration and Engineering


Core Courses

  • A+ Certification Prep Course
  • CISCO Networking
  • Information Computing
  • College Experience
  • Introduction to Database
  • Routing and Switching Essentials
  • Windows Server
  • Linux System Administration
  • CCNA Routing and Switching: Scaling Networks
  • CCNA Routing and Switching: Connecting Networks
  • Virtual Machines
  • Administering Windows Server
  • Windows Exchange Server
  • Fundamentals of Network Security
  • Project Management
  • 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

View Suggested Sequence of Study & Course Cost



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 Network Support Specialists $39,300 $55,800 $64,100
Computer User Support Specialists $35,500 $50,600 $58,100

Source: 2020 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development


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

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.

In order to be eligible for the Network Administration and Engineering program, all students must meet minimum score requirements and/or successfully complete the required college success courses in English, reading, and math with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college. For appropriate college success course placement, work with your program advisor.

Minimum score requirements
16 Reading 58 Reading 69 Reading 239 Reading
16 English 64 Sentence Skills 41 Writing 240 Writing
16 Math 63 Arithmetic 39 Pre-Algebra 255 Arithmetic
246 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics

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.

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Contact Us

Admissions Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor Danielle Jennings Email Danielle Jennings
Schedule an appointment with Danielle Jennings
319-296-2329 ext.1079 Black Hawk Hall 201
Program Advisor Todd Bengen Email Todd Bengen 319-296-2329 ext.1124 Black Hawk Hall 114
Program Advisor Chad Dean Email Chad Dean 319-296-2329 ext.1707 Black Hawk Hall 106
Administrative Assistant Cindi Clark Email Cindi Clark 319-296-4021 Black Hawk Hall 101
Dean Robin Galloway Email Robin Galloway 319-296-4292 Tama Hall 110A

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