Network Engineering (Associate's) - Birmingham, Alabama
Associate of Applied Science
Technology infrastructure is the lifeblood of modern business; a computer network engineer works at the very heart of an organization to keep that lifeblood flowing. You can look forward to pursuing a position within an Information Technology (IT) team with an associate of applied science degree in Network Engineering from Virginia College in Birmingham.
Because experience is often the best teacher, students in the Network Engineer program spend a significant amount of time learning by doing. Our instructors encourage active participation in classes, with hands-on instruction that encourages students to immediately apply concepts explored during reading and lectures.
During Virginia College’s 24-month Network Engineering program, students can explore client/server computer concepts with an emphasis on the engineering practices used on modern networks. We provide training on how to operate, install, configure, troubleshoot, upgrade and maintain PCs and networks. Our curriculum is designed to provide for the development of skills, through hands-on training opportunities, to solve a variety of network issues. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the essentials for ensuring network security and for understanding operating systems and network management software.
Relevant courses, real-world experience
The Network Engineering program at Virginia College in Birmingham provides a solid foundation of relevant general education and Information Technology classes, while also offering many choices in the courses that comprise your Area of Concentration electives. The flexibility of Virginia College’s Network Engineer program helps to provide a degree program that is individualized for each student’s educational needs and career goals.
Throughout the degree program at Virginia College in Birmingham, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from knowledgeable instructors with extensive real-world experience in their discipline areas. We provide the practical training needed for pursuing a career as a network engineer in a variety of IT settings, such as corporations, government agencies, healthcare facilities, nonprofit organizations, start-up companies and more.
Upon successful completion of the Network Engineering program, qualified students may pursue a variety of industry-standard professional networking and computer certifications, including A+, Network+, Security+, CNA, CNE, Linux+, MCP, MCSA, MCSA+S, MCSE, MCSE+S, SCSA, SCNA and CCNA. Although certification may not be required for employment as a network engineer , it does signify to prospective employers a threshold level of expertise that is highly desirable to companies staffing IT positions of vital importance to the organization.
Ready for a Rewarding Network Engineering Career
The high-quality training available in the Network Engineering associate of applied science program, along with career planning and placement assistance from Virginia College in Birmingham, can help students pursue rewarding IT positions after graduation.
Learn more about a challenging career as a network engineer in the rapidly growing and evolving information technology industry. Complete the Request More Information form and take the first step toward an exciting new career.
*Program details subject to change. See the official campus catalog and appropriate addenda for the latest information.