Maintain computer system networks with our IT security degree
Associate of Applied Science - Networking Technology (60 - 61 credits)
Gain the foundational skills in business and communications, enabling you to understand and communicate in the business environment in order to effectively apply networking solutions. With a computer networking degree, you’ll learn how to install and upgrade hardware as well as configure workstations and server software. Our hands-on instruction and well-equipped labs provide instruction that is aligned with networking standards and vendor certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and CompTIA.
If you’re looking for degrees in IT that position you well for cybersecurity jobs, you’ll be making a wise choice with Davenport’s computer networking degree. You can take your AS in Networking Technology courses in-person at our campuses in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Midland.
As a registered Cisco Networking Academy, Davenport University is among the top schools for cybersecurity with cybersecurity degree courses aligned with the technology and skills you’ll need for cybersecurity jobs. You’ll learn from industry-experienced faculty who also train networking instructors throughout Michigan, Ohio and beyond through the Cisco Networking Academy.
Explore classes for Davenport’s Networking Technology Degree
Classes for this associate's degree emphasize hands-on projects so you can build your skills and your portfolio. As a registered Cisco Networking Academy, Davenport’s computer networking degree courses align with the technology and skills employers require. Cisco-specific courses provide in-depth, hands-on learning to develop and implement networking equipment and protocols for an organization.
Foundations of Excellence
|ACES100 or OPEN||Achieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective||3|
|MATH135 or MATH150||College Algebra or Pre-Calculus||3-4|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3|
Foundations of Business
Foundations of Technology
|BITS211||Microcomp Appl Spreadsheet||3|
|GPMT287||Principles of Project Mgmt||3|
|IAAS224||Implementing Network Security||3|
|NETW101||PC Operating Systems||3|
|NETW141||MS Client and Server OS||3|
|NETW151||Cisco Networking Fundamentals||3|
|NETW152||Cisco Routing & Switching||3|
|NETW201||PC Maintenance and Management||3|
|NETW217||UNIX Operating Systems||3|
|NETW235||UNIX/Linux Server Admin||3|
|NETW241||MS Implement Network Infrastr||3|
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Why study networking technology at Davenport University?
Davenport is proud to be a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense as designated by the NSA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In addition, Davenport is a registered member of Cisco Academy. While earning your associates, Davenport offers course credit for specific certifications you may hold.
You’ll finish this program with the skills needed for in-demand IT jobs, a portfolio of work and the foundational knowledge to continue your education and earn a Bachelor of Science in Network Management and Security or even a Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at Davenport.
Experience the Davenport difference:
Davenport is a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense as designated by the NSA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Easy transition to the next program
Easily move onto your bachelor’s or master's degree after you earn your associate's in networking technology degree.
Learn from industry-experienced IT security degree faculty who are instructor trainers through the Cisco Networking Academy.
Credit for your certifications
Earn course credit for specific certifications you may hold, such as CompTIA, Cisco and Microsoft certifications.
Get started on your computer networking degree at Davenport
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your network security degree at Davenport.
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Start on the road to a cybersecurity job with the IT security degree. Request more information or begin your application now.
About Davenport University
Davenport is a private, not-for-profit university with more than 150 years of experience preparing students for successful careers.
Offering over 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, we align with top employers to design degree programs that help you gain the skills and real-world experience you need to rise above the rest. With small class sizes and campuses across Michigan or online, you’ll earn a quality education on your schedule at Davenport University.
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