Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Computer Network Operations, AAS

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Length: 90 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $17,674

  • Resident Tuition: $11,925*
  • Technology Fees: $1,170
  • General Student Fees: $813**
  • Online Course Fee: $900 (if applicable)
  • Books / Materials: $210  (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Program Specific Fees: $156 (data fee)
  • Other Cost / Expenses: $2,500*** (if applicable for Computer + Internet)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.


Prerequisite Map

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Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to train entry-level network support technicians and more advanced network administrators in specific computer networking skills and general troubleshooting of hardware and software related problems.

Students who complete this program will be able to:
PLO 1 - Explain established and emerging network technologies
PLO 2 - Access and utilize remote network resources with various software and hardware
PLO 3 - Build and configure Windows and Linux clients and servers
PLO 4 - Design, build, and optimize IP networks using routers, switches, and other network appliances
PLO 5 - Design, implement, test, and debug programs using one or more relevant programming language(s)
PLO 6 - Design and configure computer systems and networks with attention to current security needs

Program Requirements

General Education

General Education courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Writing (4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Math (4-5 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Human Relations (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Open Elective (13 credits):

  • Complete any 100- or 200-level courses to meet this requirement.

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted, with the exception of CIS 100 CS 179 CS 189 , and CS 279 , which may be completed with a Pass grade.

Programming Sequence

Programming courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. Complete two courses including an introductory and advanced course.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. Seminar must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. Complete 3 credits of Cooperative Education.

Program Electives

Program Electives must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. Complete 12 credits from the following:


  • This program follows Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • This is the parent program for the Computer Network Monitoring and Management, CPC .
  • Students using lower-credit courses to meet General Education requirements may need to take additional Electives to meet the 90-credit minimum.
  • First-year students: A personal laptop is strongly recommended for students in this program. Please contact the Program Coordinator for options and system requirements.
  • Co-op is a required and important part of the Computer Network Operations program. It provides relevant field experience that integrates theory and practice while providing opportunities to develop skills, explore career options, and network with professionals and employers in the computer network field. Contact Gerry Meenaghan, Cooperative Education Coordinator, Bldg. 19, Rm. 154, 541.463.5883
  • Students planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science are advised to also complete the following courses in mathematics:  MTH 111 , MTH 231 , MTH 232 , and MTH 260 .
  • Students who have a CCNA certificate can get credit for the following courses: CS 179 , CS 189 , CS 279 . Contact Program Coordinator for information.
  • Computer programming languages: Students who complete more than one CS 161 or CS 162 programming language course should be aware that transfer institutions may count multiple 161 or 162 courses as repeats, and may not accept them in transfer. Students wishing to complete multiple programming courses should first take a CS 161/162 series and then enroll in CS 133/233 course series for any subsequent programming languages.

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