Network Engineering (Associate's)
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 team upon graduation from our Associate of Applied Science degree program in Network Engineering from Virginia College.
Learn by Doing: Online or On Campus.
Because experience is often the best teacher, students in the Network Engineering program spend a significant amount of time learning by doing. Our instructors encourage active participation in classes and provides students with opportunities to apply concepts explored during reading and lectures. That is true whether you decide to get you network engineer degree on campus or via convenient online learning.
Network Engineer Training
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 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.
Network Engineer Salary Information
According to O*Net Online (using 2014 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics) the median annual salary of a computer network support specialist, for instance, was $61,830. Experience, certifications, job title, location and other variables help determine what professionals in this field actually earn.
Relevant Courses That Apply to the Real World
Throughout the degree program at Virginia College, whether online or on campus, 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.
Network Engineer Certifications are Important.
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 Career as a Network Engineer?
The training from this Network Engineering program, along with career planning and placement assistance from the Virginia College Career Services team, can help students pursue rewarding IT positions after graduation.
Get Started Now.
Learn more about a challenging career as a network engineer in the rapidly evolving information technology industry. Complete the Request More Information form and take the first step toward an exciting new career.
* Note: The College makes no representation, promise or guarantee that completion of this program either assures passage of any certification examination or acceptance by any state board. Prospective and current students, as well as graduates, are responsible for researching and understanding all examination, registration or licensure requirements in any state in which they seek to become registered, licensed or employed.
Your success in Network Engineering (Associate's) starts at the following locations:
- Birmingham, Alabama - Associate of Applied Science
- Columbus, Georgia - Associate of Applied Science
- Greensboro, North Carolina - Associate of Applied Science
- Huntsville, Alabama - Associate of Applied Science
- Jackson, Mississippi - Associate of Applied Science
- Jacksonville, Florida - Associate of Applied Science
- Knoxville, Tennessee - Associate of Applied Science
- Mobile, Alabama - Associate of Applied Science
- Online Programs - Associate of Applied Science
- Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana - Associate in Occupational Studies
- Spartanburg, South Carolina - Associate of Applied Science
NOTE: Program details subject to change. See the official campus catalog and appropriate addenda for the latest information.
Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas are required by Georgia, South Carolina and Oklahoma to be listed as Certificates (C).
Associate of Science degrees (AS) are required by SC, TN & VA to be listed as Associated of Applied Science degrees (AAS).
Associate of Applied Science degrees (AAS) are required by LA & VA to be listed as Associate in Occupational Studies degrees (AOS).
Bachelor of Science degrees (BS) are required by TN to be listed as Bachelor of Applied Science degrees (BAS).