Network Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree

The Information Technology Department offers two concentrations as part of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology: Software Engineering Technology and Network Engineering Technology.

Network Engineering Technology
The Bachelor’s Degree in Network Engineering technology provides the student more extensive experience in the management of Local Area Networks (LANs), intranets, Wide Area Networks (WANs) and exposure to configuring and managing web servers.

Students can earn their Bachelor’s Degree in Network Engineering Technology is as little as three years, days or evenings. Upon completion of the Network Engineering Technology program, graduates are eligible to apply for positions as network security specialists, LAN managers, network administrators, network engineers and network analysts.

Graduates of this program will be eligible to take such internationally recognized certification exams as the CompTIA Security + and Network+ exams and the Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA).

“The success of our current employees from New England Tech says a lot about the college and its programs. The training that students receive prepares them for the fast-paced environment and challenges here at Atrion. We have a high technical standard so the real-world educational experience at New England Tech is wonderful; it really sets their students apart.”
Rachel Croce, Talent Development Associate
Atrion Networking, Warwick, RI 


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Program Mission, Goals and Outcomes

Program Mission:
The mission of the Information Technology Network Engineering Bachelor program is to provide preparation for the field of information technology with a concentration in Network Engineering. Through a combination of theory, labs, and optional field experience, the program emphasizes application of knowledge to the specifications and requirements of the Network Engineering and computer support industry, and teaches students to strive towards providing and enhancing a productive business environment. The Information Technology Network Engineering Bachelor program is designed to provide more depth and breadth with topics learned in the Information Technology Network Engineering Associates program, and to introduce more advanced concepts and practices with topics beyond the Information Technology Network Engineering Associates program.

Program Goals:
1. Through participation in a Senior Project or Externship, provide appropriate learning opportunities for students to acquire the theoretical knowledge, applicable skills, and professional attitude necessary to function as an IT professional requiring intermediate and advanced skills.
2. Allow students to learn the skills required to gather and analyze information required to successfully translate business scenarios into technical solutions through appropriate design, implementation, and troubleshooting.
3. Endeavor to cultivate every student’s ability to critically analyze advanced IT problems, and efficiently and correctly troubleshoot those problems.
4. Provide an environment that encourages self-learning and the continuation of each student’s education beyond graduation with the goal of furthering each student’s ability to adapt to and incorporate new concepts, ideas, and evolving technologies.
5. Strive to instill in each student a sense of professional commitment and integrity with respect to the security and privacy of clientele and information, the rights of copyright holders, and the inherent responsibilities of license users.
6. Help prepare students for some of the objectives for various entry and intermediate level industry certifications, and help prepare students to acquire those certifications.

Program Outcomes:
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1. Plan, design, implement, analyze, integrate, and troubleshoot simple and complex networks via participation in a Senior Project or Externship.
2. Create, follow, and meet objectives of a project plan and recognize the need for adaptation, adjustments, and restructuring of the plan, both as an individual IT professional, and in a team environment.
3. Apply practical and theoretical Network Engineering knowledge based upon the foundation concepts defined in an integrated environment.
4. Demonstrate effective oral and written communications with supervisors, subordinates, team members and clients. In particular students should exhibit lucid, clear and concise technical and professional communication as well as be able to communicate complex technical ideas in layman’s terms to non-technically trained people.
5. Provide network and computer support in a responsible and ethical manner, and comprehend and comply with applicable laws and regulatory standards.
6. Respect different cultures, customs, and professional technical methods and procedures inherent in an industry with many differences based on locality or region.

Courses Offered

Information Technology Bachelor Degree Program

  • NE 115 Computer and Networking
  • SE  111 XHTML/JavaScript
  • SE  114  Programming Essentials Using C++
  • SE  124  Intermediate Programming Using C++
  • NE  121  Windows Networking Essentials
  • IT    121  Visual Communications
  • NE  134  Networking for Small Businesses
  • SE   133  Database Management
  • MGT 130 Effective Management of Teams and Projects
  • NE   244  Desktop OS Troubleshooting
  • NE   245  Introduction to Networks
  • NE   247  Windows Server
  • NE   255  Linux Essentials
  • NE   257  Routing and Switching Essentials
  • NE   259  Windows Server Lab
  • NE   265  AS Capstone Project
  • NE   267  Introduction to Information Security
  • IT   260  Externshi OR  IT   267  IT Ethics and Professional Development
  • EST 236  Microprocessor Control Systems
  • MGT 230 Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 245 Professional Sales Techniques
  • NE 371 Network Scripting
  • IT 378 Database Management
  • NE 406 Router Security and Firewall Management
  • NE 381 Design and Implementation of an Active Directory Network
  • NE 402 Linux System Administration
  • NE 393 WAN Technologies
  • NE 395 Internet Servers
  • CYB 394 Windows Security
  • IT 374 IT Project Management
  • NE 404 Heterogeneous Network Administration
  • NE 405 Mail Servers
  • NE 407 Virtualization
  • NE 416 Introduction to Network Engineering Senior Project
  • CYB 412 Network Security
  • CYB 408 Linux Security
  • CYB 423 Incident Response
  • NE 425 Network Engineering Senior Project