Network and Communications Management


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)

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.

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.

Take the TechPath


Want to learn how to navigate today’s tech-infused, dynamic and interconnected workplaces? Take the TechPath. Specially designed to help you gain the kinds of applied tech skills that are crucial in more and more companies today1, each TechPath class is powered by a learning rubric developed at DeVry called People-Process-Data-Devices, or P2D2. And because we believe TechPath is so important for our students and for helping to close the applied tech skills gap in this country, we’re offering our TechPath associates and bachelor’s degree programs to new students at a 20% savings2.

Learn More

1Exploring America’s Tech Skills Gap and the Parallel Deficits of Applied Tech Skills and Hard Tech Skills, by The Career Advisory Board:

2TechPath Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs are offered to new students at the cost of $487 per credit hour, which is 20% lower than our Non TechPath rate at $609. 20% savings is applicable to those who apply after 4/21/2017. New TechPath pricing savings do not apply to certificate programs.

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. Learn more about DeVry's Network and Communications Management degree program online.

Related Programs

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