Network Infrastructure Engineering Technology

Lakeland's Network Infrastructure Engineering Technology degree program is interdisciplinary in nature, offering three concentrations as follows:

  • Network Infrastructure Security Concentration
  • Cisco Network Infrastructure Concentration
  • Microsoft Infrastructure Concentration

The Network Infrastructure Security Concentration blends networking technology and information systems coursework, emphasizing secure configuration of both operation systems and network infrastructure. The course topics for this concentration include Microsoft Windows together with Linux/Unix management and security, as well as network security via Cisco Academy training. These elements are brought together by stressing information assurance and secure network design.

The Cisco Network Infrastructure Concentration combines an in depth program of networking technology together with electric circuits, computer hardware, and applied programming.  Major emphasis is placed on professional level Cisco certification.

The Microsoft Network Infrastructure Concentration features a combination of operating system instruction together with electric circuits, microprocessors, digital systems, and applied programming. Major emphasis is placed on profession level Microsoft certification.

Network Infrastructure/Security Certificates

  • Microsoft Networking (listed under Information Technology and Computer Science Certificates)
  • Network Infrastructure Security Specialist
Programs offered
Gainful Employment Program Name Program Type Area of Study
No Cisco Network Infrastructure Concentration (9428) , AAS Degree CNET
No Microsoft Network Infrastructure Concentration (9427) , AAS Degree CNET
No Network Infrastructure Security Concentration (9438) , AAS Degree CNET
Gainful Employment IconYes Network Infrastructure Security Certificate (4254) Certificate CNET
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  Gainful employment programs; reporting available in compliance with the U.S Department of Education

CNET 1050 Voice and Data Cabling 2 Credits

This course is designed for students interested in the physical aspects of voice and data network cabling and installation. The course focuses on cabling issues related to data and voice connections and provides an understanding of the industry and its worldwide standards, types of media and cabling, and physical and logical networks, as well as signal transmission. Students will develop skills in reading network design documentation, part list set up and purchase, pulling and mounting cable, cable management, choosing wiring closets, and patch panel installation and termination as well as installing jacks and cable testing. This hands-on, lab-oriented course stresses documentation, design, and installation issues, as well as laboratory safety, on-the-job safety, and working effectively in group environments.

(3.5 contact hours: 1.25 lecture, 2.25 lab)

CNET 1100 Cisco Networking Technology I 2 Credits

This is the first course in a four-course sequence designed to provide students with skills needed to design, build, and maintain small to medium size networks. This course helps students prepare for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate Exam.

(3.5 contact hours: 1.25 lecture, 2.25 lab)

CNET 1200 Cisco Networking Technology II 2 Credits

Prerequisite: CNET 1100.

This is the second course in a four-course sequence designed to provide students with skills needed to design, build, and maintain small to medium size networks. This course helps students prepare for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate Exam.

(3.5 contact hours: 1.25 lecture, 2.25 lab)

CNET 1300 Cisco Networking Technology III 2 Credits

Prerequisite: CNET 1200.

This is the third course in a four-course sequence designed to provide students with skills needed to design, build, and maintain small to medium size networks. This course helps students prepare for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate Exam.

(3.5 contact hours: 1.25 lecture, 2.25 lab)

CNET 1400 Cisco Networking Technology IV 2 Credits

Prerequisite: CNET 1300.

This is the last course in a four-course sequence designed to provide students with skills needed to design, build, and maintain small to medium size networks. This course helps students prepare for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate Exam.

(3.5 contact hours: 1.25 lecture, 2.25 lab)

CNET 2520 Cisco Networking Technology V: Advanced Routing 3 Credits

Prerequisite: CNET 1400 or Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Certification.

This course introduces application of advanced routing protocols in large scalable networks. Students will learn how to implement dynamic routing strategies to produce networks that are reliable, responsive, and efficient. Special emphasis is placed on protocol migration, multiple protocol environments, and route optimization. This course helps students prepare for the Cisco Certified Networking Professional series of exams.

(5 contact hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab)

CNET 2560 Cisco Networking Technology VII: Multi-Layer Switching 3 Credits

Prerequisite: CNET 2520.

This course provides instruction to implement and troubleshoot large local networks using hierarchical design. Students will study virtual networks, backbone design, multicasting, hot standby units, and network security. This course helps students prepare for the Cisco Certified Networking Professional series of exams.

(5 contact hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab)

CNET 2720 Cisco Network Security I: Managing Security 3 Credits

Prerequisite: CNET 1200.

This is the first in a two-course series designed to provide students with the skills necessary to design, install, and support Cisco Security Solutions. It focuses on building and maintaining Cisco security solutions, including standalone firewall products and IOS software features. This course helps students prepare for the Cisco Security Specialist 1 (CSS1) and the Cisco Certified Internet Professional (CCIP) series certification exams.

(5 contact hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab)