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Computer Network Engineering

Department Overview
The Computer Network Engineering program, offered at Pierce College's Puyallup and Fort Lewis sites, deals with computer and network installation and support. The course of study provides training and handson experience with microprocessors, operating systems, hardware/ software troubleshooting, and a full range of network administration/ design/installation/support activities. This is a professional/technical program, based upon current industry standards developed by Microsoft and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). Students will be provided a foundation leading to industrial certification. Potential employment opportunities upon completion of the program are with companies that use or service networked computer systems.

Program Outcomes
Associate In Computer Network Engineering

Students will
Analyze, design and document computer network specifications to meet client needs.
Install and troubleshoot system hardware.
Install, configure, and troubleshoot client operating systems.
Effectively communicate; orally and in writing.
Use proper computer system and networking terminology.
Perform help desk functions to answer user questions and provide user training on application software and fundamental operating systems functions.
Disassemble, troubleshoot/debug, upgrade, replace basic components, and reassemble servers and client systems.
Implement Local Area Networks using both static and dynamic addressing techniques including subnetting.
Install and configure domain-based local area networks.
Use computer systems and networks in a responsible and ethical manner.
Work as an effective member of a workgroup.

Certificate in Computer Systems Administration

Students will
Administer networks, network services, and security.
Install and troubleshoot system hardware.
Install, configure, and troubleshoot client software applications and operating systems.
Perform help desk functions to answer user questions and provide user training on application software and fundamental operating systems functions.
Effectively communicate; orally and in writing.
Use proper computer system and networking terminology.

Course Listing

Course Listings for Computer Network Engineering
CNE 155 - SPECIAL TOPICS RELATED TO COMPUTER NETWORK ENGINEERINGPre-College & Prerequisite
CNE 231 - WINDOWS 2000 NETWORK/OS ESSENTIALS
CNE 232 - INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING WINDOWS SERVERGeneral ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
CNE 235 - ADMINISTERING WINDOWS SERVERPre-College & Prerequisite
CNE 237 - CONFIGURING ADVANCED WINDOWS SERVER SERVICESPre-College & Prerequisite
CNE 238 - DESIGNING SECURITY FOR A WINDOWS NETWORKPre-College & Prerequisite
CNE 240 - COMPUTER HARDWARE TROUBLESHOOTINGPre-College & Prerequisite
CNE 241 - CCNA 1: INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKSGeneral ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
CNE 242 - CCNA 2: ROUTING AND SWITCHING ESSENTIALSGeneral ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
CNE 243 - CCNA 3: SCALING NETWORKSGeneral ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
CNE 244 - CCNA 4: CONNECTING NETWORKSPre-College & Prerequisite
CNE 246 - DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING A SERVER INFRASTRUCTUREPre-College & Prerequisite
CNE 247 - WINDOWS SERVER ENTERPRISE ADMINISTRATIONPre-College & Prerequisite
CNE 251 - UNIX ADMINISTRATIONPre-College & Prerequisite
CNE 254 - FUNDAMENTALS OF NETWORK SECURITY
CNE 260 - CISCO CCNA SECURITYPre-College & Prerequisite
CNE 270 - WIRELESS NETWORKINGPre-College & Prerequisite
CNE 290 - SUPERVISED INTERNSHIPPre-College & Prerequisite