Associate in Applied Science (AAS),
Certificate of Proficiency (CP)
Offered through Business, Management and Technology
@ Forest Park
The program provides students with an accelerated career pathway, stackable certificates and programs and industry-recognized credentials. Students will be prepared for apprentice-level networking positions.
The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree.
Program courses cover industry certification examination domains to help you prepare and sit for the examinations to advance your network engineering career:
- Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT®)
- Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA®)
- Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security®)
- Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP®)
- CompTIA A+®
- Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS®)
- Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP®)
- VMware® Certified Professional (VCP® )
Important qualities of a network engineer
- Customer-service skills. Computer support specialists must be patient and sympathetic. They often help people
frustrated with the software or hardware they are trying to use.
- Listening skills. Support workers must be able to understand the problems that their customers are describing and know when to ask questions to clarify the situation.
- Problem-solving skills. Support workers must identify both simple and complex computer problems, analyze them, and solve them.
- Speaking skills. Support workers must describe the solutions to computer problems in a way that a nontechnical person can understand.
- Writing skills. Strong writing skills are useful for preparing instructions and email responses for
employees and customers, as
well as for real-time web chat interactions.
Stackable: Once you earn your Network Engineering Certificate of Proficiency, all of the credits apply toward your Network Engineering AAS with the Server focus. In addition, if you’ve earned a Certificate of Specialization in IT Help Desk/End User Support, 17 of your credits will apply toward your Network Engineering AAS degree.
Students who take the Cisco Networking Academy coursework become a member of the Cisco online community, with alumni access to online resources that include job postings, free seminars, etc.
Hands-on learning experiences in dedicated labs and classrooms, featuring a one-to-one equipment ratio, the optimal experience for skill development.
You must earn at least a “C” in certain courses to move on to the next course.
More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.
Classes are taught by seasoned instructors, including Cisco Certified professors.
Hands on Learning
STLCC offers dedicated labs and classrooms, featuring a one-to-one equipment ratio, the optimal experience for skill development. Labs are also custom-built to teach the Cisco curriculum and other advanced network technologies.
Online courses are available, as well as intensive classroom-based, hands-on skill development. With evening and Saturday classes, this program is specially geared for students with full-time jobs.