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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Network Engineering Entry Level (Part-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Business and Public Services

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

Introduction to operating systems and their concepts. Both the command line interface (CLI), with commonly used instructions, and a graphical user interface (GUI) will be used to manage and administer current desktop operating systems (Windows, Linux and Mac OS X). Operating systems for mobile devices (Apple IOS, Google Android and Windows Phone) will be introduced and popular applications for mobile devices will be reviewed.

 

Term hours subtotal:

3

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: This course covers networking architecture, structure, and functions. The course introduces the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations to provide a foundation for the Network Engineering curriculum. Students will understand the functions and services associated with the two major models (OSI and TCP/IP) used to plan and implement networks. Students will be able to design an IP addressing scheme to provide network connectivity for a small to medium sized network. Use Command Line Interface (CLI) to configure initial settings on routers and switches to implement basic network connectivity between devices.

 

Term hours subtotal:

3

Summer Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description:

This course focuses on learning the architecture, components and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students will learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. Commonly used network services and protocols will be studied.

Prerequisites: CIS 1411 and CIS 1411 and Other (must be completed within the last two years) and Other (must be completed within the last two years)

 

Term hours subtotal:

4

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.