Network and Communications Management Degree Program

Network and Communications Management Degree Program

Today, businesses and individuals demand connectivity 24/7. Communication, information and even entertainment are delivered through networks that need to be highly accessible and highly secure. A bachelor's degree from DeVry University’s Network & Communications Management program can prepare you with the knowledge and skills needed in this profession. Our degree program can expose you to the next-generation of network tools and prepare you to connect people via VoIP, video, smart phones and more.

The Cisco track of our Networking program prepares you for the following industry recognized certification that validate your skills to hiring managers:

  • Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)

Classes Start

on campus, online

Program Available

On Campus/Online

Program Cost

$497/Credit Hour

Certification Prep Courses At No Tuition Charge

As a student enrolled in our Network and Communication Management program, you can take advantage of our Certification Prep course at no tuition charge. Better still, eligible students who register for, and complete, the CCNA exam may be reimbursed for one exam sitting.  

Two Specialized Tracks: Cisco Networking Fundamentals and Networking Fundamentals (availability varies by location)

Learn more about how your bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University may help you achieve your career ambitions. Request more information.

Program Coursework

Focusing on applying concepts and skills to real-world situations, DeVry's Network and Communications Management curriculum may include these courses:

Wired, Optical and Wireless Communications

Converged Networks

Wireless Technologies and Services

Advanced Topics in Networking

Advanced Network Security

Wired, Optical and Wireless Communications

Examining various signals and their transmission in the network, this Network and Communications Management course covers codes and numbering systems, data transmissions methods, basic point-to-point networks, error detection and correction, and Internet access technologies.

Converged Networks

Focused on the foundations for current and emerging networks that deliver voice, data, and video/imaging through various technologies, this course explores core switching, broadband, edge access, Internet protocol telephony, adding packet capabilities to circuit-switched networks, 3G solutions, presence-enabled communications, and security and troubleshooting.

Wireless Technologies and Services

This Network and Communications Management course explores wireless technology and how wireless networks operate. Topics include wireless network components, design, security, troubleshooting, and regulation.

Advanced Topics in Networking

Focusing on emerging and advanced topics in the networking field, this NCM course explores advances in technology and their implications in designing, implementing, securing, and managing networks.

Advanced Network Security

In this course, students develop advanced skills in identifying network security vulnerabilities, including wireless vulnerabilities; conducting risk assessments; preventing, detecting and responding to intrusions; and providing for business continuity and disaster recovery.

To learn more about required and elective courses for the Network and Communications Management bachelor's degree program, contact a DeVry University representative or see the undergraduate academic catalog.

Many Ways to Learn

Student studying at home

DeVry offers classes several different ways:

  • At a DeVry campus location
  • Online
  • Through collaborative extended classrooms

Please note that program, courses, and extended classroom availability varies by location.

Related Programs

Consider related network- and systems-based specializations as part of DeVry University's bachelor's degree program in Computer Information Systems:

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.