Bachelor’s Degree in Networking and Communications Management

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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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What You'll Learn

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

  • interacting with computers icon
    Interacting with Computers
    Use computers and computer systems to program hardware, write software, set up functions, enter data or process information.
  • convereged networks icon
    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 icon
    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 icon
    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 icon
    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 icon
    IT Operation, Regulation and Trends
    Gain an understanding of operation, regulation and trends as related to information technology and networking.
  • advanced network security icon
    Advanced Network Security
    Identify network and wireless vulnerabilities, conduct risk assessments, respond to intrusions, and provide for business continuity and disaster recovery.
  • systems evaluation icon
    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 icon
    Attention to Detail
    Learn to pay attention to detail and to be thorough in completing work tasks.

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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

Essentials Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1121 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking

Humanities2,3

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON3124 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS325 Environmental Sociology

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Program-Specific Courses

Business

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

Information Systems and Programming

CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
CEIS312 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Information Technology & Networking

NETW260 Intermediate Information Technology & Networking I
NETW270 Intermediate Information Technology & Networking II
NETW310 Wired, Optical and Wireless Communications with Lab
NETW320 Converged Networks with Lab
NETW411 Information Security and Mobile Device
PROJ420 Project Risk Management
SEC290 Fundamentals of Infrastructure Security
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management
SEC450 Advanced Network Security with Lab
WEB375 Web Architecture with Lab

Career Preparation5

CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession
MGMT404 Project Management
TECH460 Senior Project

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1Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
2Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
3Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must take HIST410 as part of this requirement.
4Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.
5Students 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.