Add network engineering to your computer skills, and get on a path to a great career that pays.

The Network Engineer certificate program teaches you to design, install, maintain, and repair local area (LAN) networks in residential, business, government, and industrial environments. More emphasis is spent on designing and security systems than in the Network Administrator certificate.

Demand for information technology (IT) workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks. The S.C. annual mean wage is $65,600 for computer network support specialists and $90,080 for computer network administrators, according to 2022 reports from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pay can increase substantially with time and experience. For example, experienced computer engineers earn $110,300, on average annually in S.C.

The Program

This 27-credit-hour program can be completed in as little as two full-time semesters. Courses include instruction in networking administration, configuration, internet programming, and microprocessors.

The program also includes Windows, Cisco, and Visual Basic programming courses.

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    The coursework prepares students for the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certificate.

    Accreditation & Accolades

    Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( 

    Quick Facts


    Industry-certified, hands-on courses give you real-world experience.


    Prepare for Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification.


    IT workers are in high demand locally and globally.


    Tuition: 27 credits x $214 per credit = $5,778.*

    Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free. See more about paying for TCL.

    *Based on Fall 2022 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary; all subject to change.


    “The Network Engineer Certificate will prepare any student for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification exam.”

    Robert Beach



    Is this program for you?

    The program is a great fit for those who:

    • Have attention to detail.
    • Enjoy problem solving.
    • Are comfortable working with computers.

    Program Dean

    Karen Smith

    Dean, Business & Industrial Technologies


    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 118


    Robert Beach

    Electronics Instructor


    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 115