Network Administration and Engineering

Network Administration and Engineering

The Network Administration and Engineering prepares students to design and manage local and wide area networks. In the information technology industry certifications are a must. This program targets professional certifications including Cisco CCNA, Microsoft MTA, and CompTIA A+.

Coursework is directly related to these industry-recognized certifications. Students learn computer hardware, operating systems, server configuration, and network management. Students are prepared to design, implement, and support routers, switches, and wireless networks of all sizes. They also learn server administration, database and mail servers, and project management. Continually on the cutting edge of technology, students have the opportunity to learn about virtual machines, multi-layer switching, VPN solutions, and more.

Students design, layout, and write specifications for networks. Students learn to setup, maintain, and support networks, servers, and security. Hawkeye’s Cisco Regional and Microsoft IT Academies provide access to the newest software and technology. Students gain hands-on experience with the latest Microsoft desktop, server, exchange, and SQL server platforms. Through internship opportunities, students can apply classroom theories and concepts in a business IT setting.

Hawkeye's Information Technology programs are located in Black Hawk Hall. The Information Technology lab equipment, environment, and technology are state-of-the-art.

Transfer Information

Students enrolled in the Network Administration and Engineering program wishing to transfer should contact a program advisor.

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Cindi Clark
Black Hawk Hall 101
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Student Success Specialist

Valerie Eagen
Bremer Hall 102
319-296-2329 ext.1061
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Program Advisor

Todd Bengen
Black Hawk Hall 114
319-296-2329 ext.1124
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Chad Dean
Black Hawk Hall 106
319-296-2329 ext.1707
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Cynthia Bottrell, Ph.D.
Grundy Hall 266
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