The Field

Information Technology, including security, telecommunications and network and computer systems engineering and administration, is an essential component to almost every organization, large or small. It provides the foundation for a productive, secure and connected workplace, allowing organizations to operate effectively and efficiently. 

In order to succeed in Network Engineering Technology, students should possess a passion for technology and will need to develop strong organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

The Network Engineering Technology Program at Skyline College

The Network Engineering Technology Program provides students with entry-level and advanced training in the fields of Network Technology and Security, including LAN Technology, cabling, fiber optics, routing, firewalls, server administration, desktop support and PC configuration and repair. The curriculum is industry driven, centered on the current technologies of the Networking industry and related fields; it is designed to serve students entering the field as well as students who are seeking to upgrade their skills in specific areas. 

Skyline College offers one Associate of Science Degree in Network Engineering for a clear path to transfer to a four-year institution. We also offer four Certificates of Achievement in a variety of concentrations which provide a head start on the road to employment.

Career Outlook

Jobs in Information Tech, Telecommunications and Network Technology are growing at a steady pace as organizations and companies rely ever more heavily on IT to support their day-to-day activities.

Network and Computer Systems Administrators are projected to see a 12% job growth rate over the next decade, and in California, workers in the field make an average of $85,580 per year according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Computer Support Specialists will see a 17% job growth rate over the next ten years, faster than the national average, and specialists in California make an average of $59,050 per year.

Check Out a Class

Would you like to sit in on a class and observe? Questions about the program or the classes? Contact Norman del Prado, MBA, MS, PMP, CISSP, CCAI, Professor and Chair of Network Engineering Technology Department.