Mar 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Network Operations, AAS

Length: Two years, 90 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $15,851

  • Books/Materials - $374
  • Book/Class Fees - $552
  • Program Specific Fees - $208
  • Computers/Internet Service - $1,500
  • Resident Tuition - $11,328
  • Tech Fees - $864
  • General Student Fees - $1,024

Course fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at

Program Prerequisite Map

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:

  • 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.

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 recommended for second-year students in the degree 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.