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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Network Engineering, BAS

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Bachelor of Applied Science Degree: 90 credits (plus additional 90 credits from associate degree for a total of 180 credits)

Prerequisite - Associate of Applied Science: 90 credits

Enrollment Point: Spring Quarter

The BAS in Computer Network Engineering degree will prepare graduates for employment in the field of information technology. Computer Network Engineering is a high demand occupation that encompasses various aspects of computer hardware and software architecture and systems administration. Students with technical associate degrees in Network and System Administration, Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, Information Technology, Cyber Security and other related areas will be good candidates for our BAS in Computer Network Engineering program. Graduates will receive a deep technical foundation in designing and implementing computer and information networks; performing network modeling, analysis and planning; and implementing advanced cloud and virtualization technologies at the enterprise level. In addition to a strong technical foundation, graduates will receive instruction in general education topics in science, communications, and quantitative reasoning; and will gain extensive experience working in teams, making presentations, and participating in on-the-job training. The degree will prepare a graduate to work as computer network architects, engineers and network managers, in a wide range of organizations and industries including corporations, nonprofit organizations, IT companies, and medical and research institutions.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Utilize computer network engineering and architecting best practices, network testing principles, and quality assurance techniques.
  • Monitor, log, troubleshoot, and correct network issues.
  • Plan and implement end-to-end physical and virtual network infrastructures.
  • Remotely administrate systems and network infrastructure.
  • Use scripting and programming languages to automate configuration and management.
  • Evaluate new networking technologies to support a business or organization.
  • Work effectively on diverse teams.
  • Manage a network infrastructure project including business requirements, technical specifications, resources, and documentation.
  • Communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences in written and oral form.
  • Document network infrastructure project work with clear and appropriate language.

This program was known as Computer Network Architecture, prior to Spring 2021.

Program Requirements

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Quarter 6

Other Courses

CNE 499 Independent Study can be taken in place of another course, with instructor permission.

General Education Requirements

For a bachelor’s degree in the state of Washington, a total of 60 general education credits are required across five distribution areas:

The remaining 15 general education elective credits can come from any distribution area. Students may also count AMATH 190, ACCT&201, ACCT&202, and/or ACCT&203 towards general education electives. The courses that each student takes depends on the distribution area(s) of classes taken at the associate’s level or transferred to RTC. For example, students who enter the BAS program with the minimum of 20 credits of college-level general education will need to take 40 more credits (8 classes).

GPA Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0
  • Minimum grade for each CNE course: 2.0
  • Minimum grade for all other courses: 1.0

*Note: Clinical & Field-Based Experience courses require a Satisfactory (S) grade.

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