When you major in Network Engineering, you’ll gain skills and knowledge in network design, internet fundamentals, networking and security technologies, and gain hands-on experience using the latest hardware and software. You’ll be prepared for a successful career in one of the world’s most cutting-edge fields.
Bloomfield College has the select distinction of being an official Cisco Networking Academy. This partnership provides Bloomfield College Network Engineering majors with exclusive access to Cisco courses. These courses provide in-depth technology training and encourages students to solve problems and work together, just as they will in the workplace.
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What you’ll study:
Internetwork programming, routing, network security, network system development.
What you can do:
Become a network engineer, a network architect, a LAN and WAN engineer, or a security analyst.
Students have interned at:
- Diane Von Furstenberg in network administration
- Movado Group with the helpdesk
- The Passaic County Sheriff Department
- Princeton University managing 50 clusters with iMacs and printers
- Bloomfield College IT department in technical support
- Chance to get substantial progress toward many reputable IT certificates including Cisco CCNA, Cisco CCNA Security, CompTia Network + and A+.
- Many NTW classes are offered partially online allowing for flexibility in getting work done at times of convenience, when energy levels peak, and at a pace individually-adjusted.
- Very few schools offer a degree in NTW.
- A double major in Computer Science and Network Engineering can be finished in four years which provides a very compelling path to a Computer Security career which is in great demand with excellent salaries
- There are roughly a half million open computer positions in the industry.
You could be …
A computer network architect: Median pay $101,210 per year. Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers.
A network and computer system administrator: Median pay $79,700 per year. Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks.
An information security analyst: Median pay $92,600 per year. Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases.
An IT manger: Median pay $135,800 per year. IT managers plan, coordinate and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.
A database administrator: Median pay $84,950 per year. Database administrators use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and are secure from unauthorized access.
(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)
Suhaib Obeidat, Ph.D.
Dr. Suhaib A. Obeidat joined the Department of Computer Science at Bloomfield College in the Fall of 2014 as the coordinator of the Network Engineering program. Prior to that, he held the position of Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Math and Computer Science Department at Bennett College, Greensboro, NC.
His research interests are in the area of Wireless Networks, more specifically, in designing protocols for the transmission of human speech over wireless ad hoc networks using opportunistic cross-layer designs. Currently, Dr. Obeidat’s teaching interests are in Networking Technology, particularly the Cisco Network Administration curricula, web programming for 2and 3tier architectures, and computer programming. He takes special pleasure in tackling new topics and sharing them with his students.