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Computer Information Systems/Network Engineering NEEN.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 60 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Computer Science and Information Technology
Effective as of Fall 2022

What is the program about?

Students learn Cisco routing protocols, troubleshooting the routing protocols, components, methods and technologies required for network and Internet communications, operation of IP addressing services, network security threats and functions of common security appliances and applications, wireless network standards and components, basic switching concepts, operation of Cisco switches, Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) to create logically separate networks. Sinclair is a Regional Cisco Academy. This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at

Program Outcomes

  • Configure routers and switches and networks, troubleshoot network components and connections.
  • Design, document and implement computer software solutions given definition of a problem and requirements for a solution.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, as well as teamwork skills in the delivery of customer service, project planning and project completion in the information technology business environment.
  • Use operating system commands to manipulate files and directories, perform systems software troubleshooting and program routers.
  • Apply programming, database, operating systems and business skills to solve and troubleshoot business and information technology problems.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities in IT include entry-level positions such as network administrators, network security analysts and network engineers.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.

Additional Information

This program is available in the following format:

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Course Title Credits
ACC 1100 (Small Business Accounting) OR ACC 1210 (Introduction to Financial Accounting) 3
BIS 1105 IT Fundamentals 3
CIS 1107 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS 1111 Introduction to Problem Solving & Computer Programming 3
CIS 1140 Information Systems Analysis & Design 3
CIS 1411 Cisco Network Fundamentals 3
CIS 2165 Database Management 3
CIS 2170 (Computer Information Systems Internship) OR CIS 2178 (Computer Information Systems Capstone) 3
CIS 2416 Cisco Routing Protocols & Concepts 4
CIS 2421 Cisco Switching & Wireless Routing 4
CIS 2427 IoT Fundamentals 4
COM 2225 Small Group Communication 3
CIS 2640 Network Security 3
ECO 2160 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
CIS 2731 (A+ Hardware & Software) OR CIS 2510 (Microsoft Windows Server Operating System) OR CIS 1510 (Windows Client Operating System) 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAN 2150 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
MAT 1120 (Business Mathematics) OR Ohio Transfer 36: Mathematics Elective 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
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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.