Gain the expertise to solve networking challenges with the best-suited hardware and software options.

Network Engineering Technology

The world operates on the back of computers – networks of computers. Whether it is wired or wireless, information must be able to travel the network securely, efficiently and accurately. The network engineering technology major provides the necessary background about hardware and software needs to solve networking problems.

Special Features

  • Information technology careers are among the fastest growing in the country (and around the world).
  • Gain real-world experience through labs and team projects.
  • Focus on communications, business and teamwork skills in anticipation of an information technology career.
  • Mold your curriculum to fit your talents and interests.
  • Take advantage of an annual career fair planned for and by information technology students.
  • Perfect your skills with student competitions and other opportunities with student activities.
  • Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate

What can I do?

Network Engineer
Network Architect
Systems Engineer

Where can I go?

Cisco Systems
West Monroe Partners
Verizon Wireless
CIT is a lot more than just IT. I didn’t know beforehand that it has a lot of group projects and teamwork, but it has improved my ability to problem-solve in groups. I want to do something with cybersecurity, and I’m minoring in Russian. The culture is absolutely fascinating!
Anna Larson
Network Engineering Technology

What to expect in Network Engineering Technology

Core courses

CNIT 18000 Introduction To Systems Development
CNIT 15501 Introduction To Software Development Concepts
CNIT 17600 Information Technology Architectures
CNIT 25501 Object-Oriented Programming Introduction
CNIT 24000 Data Communications And Networking
CNIT 24200 System Administration
CNIT 27200 Database Fundamentals
CNIT 34000 UNIX Administration
CNIT 34500 Internetwork Design And Implementation
CNIT 28000 Systems Analysis And Design Methods
CNIT 34200 Advanced System And Network Administration
CNIT 34600 Wireless Networks
CNIT 45500 Network Security
CNIT 31500 Systems Programming

What it's like to be a TECHIE!

The Polytechnic learning environment

Our learning experience is designed to produce graduates who not only have deep knowledge, applied skills, and experiences in their chosen discipline, but also problem solving, critical thinking, communications, and leadership skills sought by industries and communities.

About the department

The Department of Computer and Information Technology provides educational opportunities that apply information technology to solve societal challenges. From cyber forensics and Big Data, to databases and analytics, impactful research is improving society and enriching the constantly updated academic programs.

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