The program provides graduates with an ability to work individually or as part of a team to design and implement information technology solutions that correspond to the day-to-day requirements of individuals and organizations. Their activities could have a very broad range, such as: maintain, troubleshoot and administer the use of local area networks; evaluate and install computer hardware, networking software, operating system software and software applications; provide problem-solving services to network users; install, maintain, troubleshoot and upgrade Web-server hardware and software; implement network traffic and security monitoring software, and optimize server performance; perform routine network start up and close down and maintain control records; conduct tests and perform security and quality controls.
Graduates of the Computer Network Engineering Design & Technology diploma program are trained to: support the use of computers and networks design and implement information technology solutions monitoring network operations assessing security solutions apply communication, documentation, computer applications, information technology, and teamwork skills to support the computer activities of an organization
Another special feature of all engineering programs is the “capstone” project course taken at the end of the program which includes such topics as: project management concepts; needs identification techniques; proposed solutions preparation; the project life cycle; the project manager’s responsibilities and skills; the effective project team; types of project organizations; project communications and documentation; project planning, scheduling, and control; resource considerations; and cost planning and performance evaluation. In this module, students can replicate an actual project under the direction of NAC’s instructors who are also practicing professionals.