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Network Engineering


Network Engineering

Associate in Applied Science (AAS),
Certificate of Specialization (CS)

Offered through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

@ Forest Park

The network engineering program provides students with an accelerated career pathway, stackable certificates and programs and industry-recognized credentials. With this network engineering degree, students will be prepared for apprentice-level networking positions.

Required Courses

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.

Network Engineering (AAS)

Network Engineering (CS)

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+®
  • Linux+®
  • Network+®
  • Security+®
  • 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 who are
    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 specialization, 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.

Flexible Scheduling

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.

Cost of Attendance

For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES.

Program Career and Salary Information

Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at https://scorecard.mo.gov/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest.

The following limitations to the data apply - Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

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