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Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor's Degree in Network and Communications Management

Keep Businesses Connected

Businesses and consumers today demand connectivity 24/7. Our Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management can help you learn about the next generation of network tools and prepare you to connect people via VoIP, video, smartphones and more.

Get to Know Our Network and Communications Management Program

A Bachelor's degree in network and communications management can prepare you to design, build, install and manage data communication systems, including voice and video systems. You’ll learn how to create backup, security and redundancy measures to ensure the privacy of sensitive information and to safeguard critical information in a crisis or natural disaster. Our knowledgeable faculty will also help you understand the regulations that govern this industry so you can ensure that tasks are done ethically and conscientiously.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Network and Communications Management in as little as 2 years + 8 months *with an accelerated schedule* or 4 years with a normal schedule** —or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 3 semesters, enrollment in 12-19 credit hours per semester and continuous, full-time year-round enrollment with no breaks.
**Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 2 semesters and full-time enrollment in 12-19 credit hours per semester.
Minimum Completion Time*
2 year
8 months
Normal Completion Time
4 years


Choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. You can earn your Bachelor's Degree in as few as 2 year 8 months*.

Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 4 years.**

*Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 3 semesters, enrollment in 12-19 credit hours per semester and continuous, full-time year-round enrollment with no breaks.
**Per 12-month period, assumes completion of 2 semesters and full-time enrollment in 12-19 credit hours per semester.

Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

The Network and Communications Management degree program covers the following topics, infused with our tech-empowered learning attributes:

  • Interacting with Computers
    Use computers and computer systems to program hardware, write software, set up functions, enter data or process information. This essential skill will make you a better technology user, and will inform the way you set up networks.
  • Converged Networks
    Explore current and emerging networks that deliver voice, data and video/imaging through various technologies. Some of the technologies covered include core switching, broadband, edge access, internet protocol telephony, adding packet capabilities to circuit-switched networks, 5G solutions, presence-enabled communications and security and troubleshooting.
  • Wired, Optical and Wireless Communication
    Examine various signals and their transmission in the network. Some of the topics covered include codes and numbering systems, data transmissions methods, basic point-to-point networks, error detection and correction and internet access technologies.
  • Advanced Networking
    Focus on emerging and advanced topics in the networking field. Explore advances in technology and their implications in designing, implementing, securing and managing networks.
  • Resources Administration and Management
    Gain knowledge of the business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership, production and coordination of people and resources. This skill is essential for managing teams in a business setting.
  • IT Operation, Regulation and Trends
    Gain an understanding of operation, regulation and trends as related to information technology and networking. Examine past and current trends to develop the footing needed to help you excel in the world of networking and communication management.
  • Advanced Network Security
    Identify network and wireless vulnerabilities, conduct risk assessments, respond to intrusions, and provide for business continuity and disaster recovery. Learn how to work with cyber security specialists to improve your existing systems.
  • Systems Evaluation
    Identify measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Attention to Detail
    Learn to pay attention to detail and to be thorough in completing work tasks. Attention to detail is essential in the tech field, where there are a high number of variables and where even the smallest change to a network can produce major shifts.

Financial Aid Options

Learn about scholarships, grants and loans that may help make your tuition more affordable.


Career Opportunities in Network And Communication

Graduates of our bachelor’s in network and communications management program may consider careers such as:
  • Computer Network Support Specialist

    Computer network support specialists are responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting a company's network. They ensure that the network remains secure and that data does not get lost.

  • Computer Security Specialist

    A member of the cyber security industry, a computer security specialist bolsters a company's security in order to prevent cyberattacks. They may do this by building up defenses or by attempting to break into their own system in order to identify areas of weakness.

  • Computer Support Specialist

    Computer support specialists have a wealth of IT knowledge that they use to help non-IT users with computer issues. Some specialists work for a company helping coworkers with tech struggles, while others may work in a call center where they help customers with product issues.

  • Disaster Recovery Analyst

    Disaster recovery analysts develop and enact policies that secure company data. They also build protocols that minimize the impact should a technology disaster, such as mass data loss, occur.

  • Network and Communications Manager

    Network and communications managers are responsible for managing the networking and communication devices and systems at a company.

  • Network and Telecommunications

    Network and telecommunications specialists work to maintain the voice communication and technology networks that support a business.

  • Manager

    Managers exist in all industries and are responsible for managing employees and processes. Their primary goal is to manage people and systems in a manner that is efficient while being fair to workers.

  • Network Engineer

    Network engineers build and deploy optimized networks. They also test and troubleshoot networks to ensure that they function optimally.

  • Corporate Security Manager

    Corporate security managers work alongside cyber security professionals to analyze risks and prevent security breaches within a company. Their role encompasses both cyber security and real-world security concerns.

  • Data Communications Analyst

    Data communications analysts test and design network systems for a variety of networks to ensure secure, fast communication between parties.

  • Database Administrator

    Database administrators manage a company's database. They set user permissions and access levels, and are also involved in capacity management, upgrade research, data backups and troubleshooting.

  • Network or Computer Systems Administrator

    Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for building and configuring networks at a company. They maintain constant oversight on the network and set permissions for users.

  • Network Security Administrator

    Network security administrators monitor the security of a computer network at a company. They maintain constant watch on the network and may also set or remove user permissions based on security clearances.

  • Network Security Analyst

    Network security analysts evaluate networks to ensure that they are safe from cyberattacks. They often have programming experience and may make changes to the network in order to bolster its defenses.

  • Network Security Specialist

    Network security specialists help evaluate networks for security threats in order to prevent breaches. They typically keep watch over a network to keep information safe and confidential.

  • Network Systems Analyst

    A network systems analyst monitors hardware and networks to look for ways to improve efficiency.

  • Network Systems or Data Communications Analyst

    These professionals develop and maintain networks and VoIP connections. They also run tests and analyze these networks and systems to improve their efficiency and eliminate issues.

Program Courses

Network and Communications Management Courses

General Education Courses
Communication Skills
Advanced Composition
Technical Writing

+ Choose one below:

Public Speaking
Intercultural Communication
Technology, Society, and Culture

+ Choose one below:

Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Social Sciences
Principles of Economics
Culture and Society

+ Choose one below:

Environmental Sociology
Cultural Diversity in the Professions
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Algebra for College Students
Statistics for Decision-Making
Applied Physics with Lab
Personal and Professional Development
Career Development
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
Program-Specific Courses
Financial Accounting
Management of Technology Resources
Tech Core
Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
Introduction to Operating Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Digital Devices
Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
Fundamentals of Information Security
Information Systems and Programming
Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Program Specific Courses
Information Technology & Networking
Intermediate Information Technology & Networking I
Intermediate Information Technology & Networking II
Wired, Optical and Wireless Communications with Lab
Information Security and Mobile Device
Project Risk Management
Fundamentals of Infrastructure Security
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Penetration Testing
Advanced Network Security with Lab
Web Architecture with Lab
Career Preparation4
Preparation for the Profession
Project Management
Senior Project

1Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
2Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must take HIST410 as part of this requirement.
3Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.
4Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must take CEIS299 as part of this requirement.

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.

Academic Catalog
2023 - 2024 Academic Catalog
Program Guides
Program Overview