The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program at the University of Southern Colorado (U.S.C.) is designed to prepare its graduates to function in a wide variety of roles within the information systems (I.S.) domain. The faculty, students, and employers feel that preparation for any foreseeable entry-level position a graduate is likely to encounter is of utmost importance in the design and development of the curriculum. This paper reports on the efforts undertaken while, and the outcomes achieved from, addressing an employer-identified problem with our network concepts class. The next section discusses the motivation for undertaking the development of a new model. Succeeding sections relate a description of the process used to develop and implement the new model, identified benefits from implementing it, and future suggestions for refinement and to others considering adopting the model.