Aug 09, 2022  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Network Operations, AAS

This is the parent program for the Computer Network Monitoring and Management, CPC  and Computer Network Security, CPC  

Total Program Credits: 92-94

Estimated Program Length: Two years

Offered by the Computer Information Technology  Department, 541.463.5221

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  

Program Coordinator Joseph Colton, Bldg. 19, Room 144, 541.463.5249,

Dean Christopher Rehn

Purpose 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.

Advising Deidre Lyons and Elaine Zalonis can be reached at 

Learning Outcomes 

  • Explain network technologies
  • Explain how devices access local and remote network resources.
  • Describe router hardware. 
  • Explain how switching operates in a small to medium-sized business network. 
  • Design an IP addressing scheme to provide network connectivity for a small to medium-sized business network. 
  • Configure initial settings on a network device.
  • Implement basic network connectivity between devices 
  • Configure monitoring tools available for small to medium-sized business networks.

Cooperative Education (Co-op) 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.

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County openings - 60 annually
Statewide openings - 744 annually

Lane County average hourly - $24.59; average annual - $51,154
Oregon average hourly - $25.70; average annual - $53,467

Estimated Program Cost 

Books   $933
Program Specific Fees   $208
Computers/Internet Service   $1,500
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $11,965
  Total Estimated Cost $14,606

*Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

  • Prerequisites are required for some courses. See Courses .
  • Students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in Computer Science are advised to also complete the following courses in mathematics: MTH 111  and MTH 231 , MTH 232 , MTH 260  Discrete Mathematics 1, 2, 3.
  •  If Math is taken in the self-paced format through the Math Resource Center, then all credits must be completed to meet the math requirement.
  • The Computer Network Operations degree contains three second-year CS/CIS/GIS electives. Students may want to consider using electives to take a sequence of courses from the Network Security certificate curriculum, or from one of the other degrees or certificates.
  • For more information about electives, students should contact the program lead to help determine elective courses that best fit their goals.
  • Second Year Requirements - A personal laptop is recommended for second-year students in the degree program. Please contact the Program Coordinator for options and system requirements.

General Education

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

Program Core Courses

CORE classes must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted, with the exception of CS 179 CS 189 CS 206 CS 279 , and CS 289 , which may be completed with a "Pass" grade.

Programming Sequence

Two courses. ​ CS 161P - Computer Science 1  and CS 233P - Intermediate Programming: Python   are recommended, or choose one introductory and one advanced programming course from the following lists:


ELECTIVES must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. 

CS/CIS/MTH Electives

12 credits. Take  CS 188 - Wireless Networking  CS 285 - Cybersecurity Operations , and  CS 286 - Firewalls and VPNs , or choose 12 credits from the following prefixes: CS, CIS, MTH. MTH courses must be 100-level or higher. View course listings  to locate specific course information.

Open Elective

4 credits, take  CIS 140W - Introduction to Operating Systems: Windows Clients  or any college-level course, 100 or higher. View course listings  for more information about specific courses.