Bachelor’s Degree in Networking and Communications Management.

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CERTIFICATION EXAM REIMBURSEMENT

Our Tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students in this program may receive up to $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications, including:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • CompTIA A+ Technician, Network+, Security+ and IT Fundamentals+
  • Microsoft Technology Associate
  • Others may be applicable as well. Talk to your professor for more info.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

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

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


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Cost

$514/Credit
Hour

What You'll Learn

The Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management covers the following:

  • Interacting with Computers
    Use computers and computer systems to program hardware, write software, set up functions, enter data or process information.
  • Converged Networks
    Explore current and emerging networks that deliver voice, data and video/ imaging through various technologies, including core switching, broadband, edge access, Internet protocol telephony, adding packet capabilities to circuit-switched networks, 3G and 4G solutions, presence-enabled communications and security and troubleshooting.
  • Wired, Optical and Wireless Communication
    Examine various signals and their transmission in the network, including 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, exploring 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.
  • IT Operation, Regulation and Trends
    Gain an understanding of operation, regulation and trends as related to information technology and networking.
  • Advanced Network Security
    Identify network and wireless vulnerabilities, conduct risk assessments, respond to intrusions, and provide for business continuity and disaster recovery.
  • 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.

YOUR FINANCIAL AID OPTIONS

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management program may consider careers such as:

  • Computer Network Support Specialist

  • Computer Security Specialist

  • Computer Support Specialist

  • Corporate Security Manager

  • Data Communications Analyst

  • Database Administrator

  • Disaster Recovery Analyst

  • Network and Communications Manager

  • Network and Telecommunications

  • Manager

  • Network Engineer

  • Network or Computer Systems Administrator

  • Network Security Administrator

  • Network Security Analyst

  • Network Security Specialist

  • Network Systems Analyst

  • Network Systems or Data Communications Analyst

Program-Specific Courses

All of:

NETW202 Introduction to Networking with Lab
NETW204 Introduction to Routing with Lab
NETW206 Introduction to Switching with Lab
NETW208 Introduction to WAN Technologies with Lab
SEC450 Advanced Network Security with Lab
CERT401 Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching Certification Preparation (optional course)

Core Degree Courses

Business

ACCT301 Essentials of Accounting
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
MGMT404 Project Management
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources

Computing

CEIS100 Introduction to Engineering Technology and Information Sciences
CIS206 Architecture and Operating Systems with Lab
COMP230 Introduction to Scripting and Database with Lab
SEC280 Principles of Information Systems Security

Network Operating Systems and Technologies

NETW230 Network Operating Systems – Windows, with Lab
NETW240 Network Operating Systems – UNIX, with Lab
NETW250 Voice/VoIP Administration with Lab
NETW310 Wired, Optical and Wireless Communications with Lab
NETW320 Converged Networks with Lab
NETW360 Wireless Technologies and Services with Lab
NETW410 Enterprise Network Design with Lab
NETW420 Enterprise Network Management with Lab
NETW471 Advanced Topics in Networking

Senior Project

NETW494 Senior Project I with Lab
NETW497 Senior Project II with Lab

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1121 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking

Humanities2,5

HUMN303 Introduction to the Humanities
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON3123 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS325 Environmental Sociology

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2284 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

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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 may take SCI200 to fulfill this requirement.
5Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 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.