Earn an Associate Degree in Computer Network Engineering Technologies

An Associate of Applied Science in Computer Network Engineering Technology imparts solution-focused skills for supporting on-site administrative design and installation within a network infrastructure. The program helps seek entry-level employment, career advancement, or transfer opportunities in the networking field.

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Enroll in a Computer Network Engineering Technology Program Designed For You

Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Computer Network Engineering Technology is designed by industry experts to give students an opportunity to land successful, high-paying careers. Students can also establish professional certifications in the networking field.

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Set a solid foundation in the technical field with a two-year Associate of Applied Science in Computer Network Engineering Technologies. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.

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369,100

New Jobs

Are set to be created for network and computer system administrators.

24,900

Job Openings

In careers related to network and computer systems administrators annually.

5%

Job Growth

Is predicted for careers like network and computer system administrators from 2020-30.

54 %

of BRCTC Alumni

Continue their education after earning a certificate or Associate degree.

    • According to BLS, for network and computer system administrators, 369,100 new jobs are set to be created by 2030. 24,900 job openings are expected each year.
    • BLS predicted 5% job growth for the employment of network and computer system administrators.
    • As per Blue Ridge CTC’s Graduate report, 34% of graduates successfully found jobs with our career assistance, while 54% of students moved to renowned universities to continue education.

Why Pursue an Associate Degree in Computer Network Engineering Technologies?

The two-year Computer Network Engineering Technology associate degree program develops network fluency and troubleshooting skills essential for employability and career advancement. The degree helps students to:

    • Understand computer networking principles to troubleshoot problems in real business scenarios.
    • Analyze various physical and software technologies to communicate information swiftly.
    • Prepare to sit for national vendor certification exams.
    • Learn hands-on skills central to core networking concepts.

Build a Rewarding Career with a Computer Network Engineering Technology Associate Degree

Build a solid background in computer networking technology and prepare to sit for a variety of national vendor certifications. Blue Ridge CTC’s Computer Network Engineering Technology program provides work-based coursework to learn about the computer science industry's networking environments and protocols.

Throughout the Computer Network Engineering Technology associate degree, students learn to strategize, develop, install, test, and optimize network and system service. They get insight on technical and general education core concepts, and improve communication and troubleshooting skills to excel in the networking field.

Earn this degree from our School of Workforce Development and Engineering Technologies.

2-year

degree Program

Formats

On-campus, Hybrid, Online

60

Credit Hours

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What Will You Learn - Curriculum Overview

The Computer Network Engineering Technologies program offers an associate of applied science degree, incorporating vendor certification training for students preparing for entry-level employment or advancement in a variety of occupations, courses, and professional certificate programs within the networking field. The program offers a solid background in networking technology complemented by an array of certification training choices. All courses leading toward certification are taught by certified instructors.

The Computer Network Engineering Technology associate degree teaches fundamentals of networking, information security, virtualization, cybersecurity, cloud, programming logic, python, and more. The curriculum helps students:

    • Design capstone projects essential to learn about routers, switches, wireless configurations, operations, and network traffic path selection.
    • Learn networking best practices, troubleshooting techniques, and develop networks with supportive reasoning.
    • Learn how to troubleshoot logic and design errors.
    • Prepare clear and precise documentation to aid future work of maintenance and upgrades.

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Effective faculty is the backbone of any school! Our faculty members bear committed teachers and scholars who:

Deliver real-world learning to shape your job market’s competency.

Imparts teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

Extends a smart learning model that raises your job prospects.

Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

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We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.

Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.

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As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.

Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

Hands-on Training and internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

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Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child paying for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the Computer Network Engineering Technology associate degree program? We can help!

Earning an associate degree in Computer Network Engineering Technologies is a great way to build the fundamental skills needed to enter networking careers or transfer to four-year programs. As per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a 5% increase in the network and computer system administrators is expected for the next 10 years, which will add about 369,100 new jobs for computer and network administrators and similar profiles
The Computer Network Engineering Technology program provides practical networking knowledge necessary to enter the workforce early or plan for transfer to a four-year school. Our program includes an array of certification training choices, all taught by certified instructors.
Admission requirements for the Computer Network Engineering Technologies program at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time once an application is submitted.
Blue Ridge CTC’s associate degree in Computer Network Engineering Technologies does not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify for admission. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.
When considering a program, be sure to examine:
  • Institutional accreditation
  • Certified faculty and industry-driven learning delivery
  • Credit transfer evaluation
  • Job search and placement assistance
  • Financial assistance to qualified applicants
With a Computer Network Engineering Technology program, students gain knowledge and competence to work in a variety of computer-related roles such as computer engineering technician, field service technician, network administrator,network designer, network technician, and more.
Learning outcomes of Computer Network Engineering Technology includes: fundamentals of networking, information security, virtualization, cybersecurity, cloud, programming logic, python, etc. Our curriculum includes preparation for a variety of industry certification exams.

Disclaimer

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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