Computer Network Engineering Technology - Cyber-Security Major (NETCCS)

Computer Network Engineering Technology - Cyber-Security Major (NETCCS)

The Computer Network Engineering Technology - Cyber-Security Major combines technical knowledge and skills with understanding of security planning, risk mitigation, and related documentation requirements.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are prepared to assist organizations that must comply with federal or state government regulations related to information security, or must meet payment card industry requirements to safeguard customer information or other sensitive data.

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Technologies at (513) 569-1743.

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Computer Network Engineering Technology - Cyber-Security Major (NETCCS)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
NETC 121Network Communications 1 ( B) 223
MAT 131Statistics 1 ( G) 223
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
MGT 130Project Management ( B) 303
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
CIT 190Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies ( T) 101
Semester 2  
NETC 122Network Communications 2 ( T) 223
NETC 170Governance and Management of IT ( B) 334
NETA 155Server Administration 1 ( B) 324
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)  303
Semester 3  
Cooperative Education or Transfer Elective 1 (T) * 1402
Semester 4  
NETC 180Information Risk Management ( T) 334
NETC 230Network Security Design ( T) 223
COMM 110Public Speaking ( B) 303
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
PHY XXX Physics Elective (G)  223
Semester 5  
NETC 240Emerging Topics in Computer Network Engineering Technology ( T) 233
NETC 280IT Documentation ( T) 334
NETC 290Computer Network Engineering Technology Capstone Project ( T) 223
IT 215Scripting ( T) 223
Semester 6  
Cooperative Education or Transfer Elective 2 (T) * 1402
Total Credits:  4710861

Electives

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science Elective
PHI 110Ethics3
ECO 105Principles of Microeconomics3
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 105Introduction to Sociology3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Physics Elective
PHY 150Introduction to Physics3
PHY 151Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based4
PHY 201Physics 1: Calculus-Based5
Cooperative Education or Transfer Electives *
NETC 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Computer Network Engineering Technology2
NETC 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Computer Network Engineering Technology2
IT 101.NET Programming 13
IT 110HTML with CSS and JavaScript3
IT 111Database Design and SQL 13
IT 115Operating Systems Administration 13
IT 161Java Programming 13
*

Program Chair approval is required for students planning to take a Transfer Elective course rather than participate in cooperative education. 

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum. 

G = General Education course in this curriculum

B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum

T = Technical course in this curriculum

Courses

NETC 121 Network Communications 1
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on computer networks and network operating systems. Topics include: network topology, local and wide area networks, connecting devices to networks, basic network software and file sharing, and problem solving. This course helps students prepare for the NET+ exam.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 and MAT 115 or MAT 120 , or appropriate placement test scores
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NETC 122 Network Communications 2
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A continuation of NETC 121 . Topics include: routing protocols, spanning tree, VLANs and network security, and network address translation.
Prerequisites: NETC 121
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NETC 170 Governance and Management of IT
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on frameworks for organizational governance of information technology. Topics include: IT portfolio management, risk and compliance, and business continuity planning and impact analysis.
Prerequisites: MGT 130 , NETC 121
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NETC 180 Information Risk Management
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on methods for analyzing and classifying organizational data to maintain information security. Topics include: information ownership; information threats, vulnerabilities, and exposure; and investigating and assessing risk.
Prerequisites: NETC 122 , NETB 155
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NETC 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Computer Network Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: None
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NETC 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Computer Network Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: NETC 191
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NETC 193 Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Computer Network Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their third part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: NETC 192
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NETC 194 Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Computer Network Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their fourth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: NETC 193
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NETC 195 Part-Time Cooperative Education 5: Computer Network Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their fifth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: NETC 194
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NETC 196 Part-Time Cooperative Education 6: Computer Network Engineering Technology
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their sixth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: NETC 195
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NETC 198 First Year Special Topics in Computer Network Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Computer Network Engineering Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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NETC 199 First Year Independent Project in Computer Network Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Computer Network Engineering Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Computer Network Engineering Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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NETC 230 Network Security Design
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Topics include: design and testing of various layered network security software and hardware to protect business systems.
Prerequisites: NETC 121
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NETC 240 Emerging Topics in Computer Network Engineering Technology
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on current industry needs related to Computer Network Engineering Technology. Topics include: voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and Linux.
Prerequisites: NETC 122 , NETB 155
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NETC 280 IT Documentation
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on documentation of IT systems focusing on general regulatory compliance requirements. Students use Microsoft Visio for laboratory activities.
Prerequisites: NETC 170 , ENG 101
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NETC 290 Computer Network Engineering Technology Capstone Project
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Students work in teams to design and build network solutions while demonstrating knowledge and skills gained in the Computer Network Engineering Technology program.
Prerequisites: NETC 122 , NETC 230 , NETB 155 , ENG 102
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NETC 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Computer Network Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: None
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NETC 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Computer Network Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: NETC 291
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NETC 293 Full-Time Cooperative Education 3: Computer Network Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their third full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: NETC 292
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NETC 294 Internship 1: Computer Network Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CIT 190
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NETC 295 Internship 2: Computer Network Engineering Technology
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: NETC 294
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NETC 298 Second Year Special Topics in Computer Network Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Computer Network Engineering Technology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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NETC 299 Second Year Independent Project in Computer Network Engineering Technology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Computer Network Engineering Technology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Computer Network Engineering Technology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Instructor Approval
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Faculty

Program Chair/Advisor

Professor Paul Weingartner, PE, BS
paul.weingartner@cincinnatistate.edu

Co-op Coordinator

Professor Noelle Grome, ME, MA
noelle.grome@cincinnatistate.edu