CNET Computer Network Engineering Technology

By 2020, Cisco predicts that global datacenter IP traffic will hit a yearly average of 15.3 zettabytes and cloud traffic could reach as high as 14.1 zettabytes. The stakes for creating and maintaining these network systems are higher now more than ever, where uptime and security are paramount. The Computer Network Engineering Technology (CNET) program at STCC prepares students to tackle the computer network engineering challenges to providing a secure and reliable network.

Our students are given access to the latest educational resources and materials through the Cisco Networking Academy. Since security is a process that must be stressed throughout the Information Technology field, courses in the CNET program are designed with a security posture in mind, so that the student is exposed to the security challenges throughout all topics in every course.

Students will take courses in topics such as Cisco CCNA routing and switching, Cisco CCNA Security, Windows 2012 Server and Linux server administration, LAN & WAN technologies, cryptography, firewalls, network monitoring and intrusion prevention systems, Voice Over IP (IPphone) phones, wireless communications, and the Internet of Things (IOT).

The CNET curriculum draws from the following industry standard certification exam objectives for its core classes and labs.

Graduates are encouraged to pursue a bachelor’s degree upon completion of their associate’s degree. Students are also encouraged to build on this foundation in their professional development though the pursuit of industry certifications.

**Note: Students should be noted that this is an Associates of Applided Science Program. This program does not have a lab science requirement. Students wishing to transfer to a 4 year college, or get an CSET degree will need to take an additional lab science.


Full or Part Time, we work to help fit your schedule: Classes are offered during:

  • Day
  • Night
  • Hybrid
  • Online


Most classes incorporate hands lab material. We stress the need for hands on learning to build student confidence and skills that will benefit them years into their careers.


Check out a list of classes and labs in our program. Also click on each class to see the content covered in each course. Click the link below to learn more.

Check out the official course page on STCC Website.