Jump into the in-demand field of networking technology

Earn your Networking Technology Certificate while building your hands-on skills and an impressive portfolio to help you succeed both professionally and academically. Your networking certificate will prepare you for jobs like a junior systems administrator or a network technical specialist, plus it lays the groundwork for you to pursue an advanced computer networking degree at Davenport, such as a bachelor's or master's program. 

The Networking Technology Certificate can be earned in the classroom on our Grand Rapids, Lansing or Great Lakes Bay campuses. 

Why a networking technology certificate? 

After earning your computer networking certificate from Davenport, you’ll be able to perform end-user support, application management, support ticket triage, remote user support and more. 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 an Associate of Applied Science in Networking Technology, Bachelor of Science in Network Management and Security, and even a Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at Davenport.

Explore classes for Davenport’s Networking Technology Certificate

Classes for this certificate emphasize hands-on projects so you can build your skills and your portfolio. You can even complete your networking certificate in as little as one year.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Smaller class sizes means you get more one-on-one time with professors
Students can choose to study and sit for up to four industry certifications

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 certificate you can choose to sit for up to four industry certifications to boost your resume: CompTIA A+ , CompTIA Server+, LPIC-1 Linux Administrator; and LPIC-2 Linux Engineer. 

Experience the Davenport difference: 

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National recognition

Davenport is a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense as designated by the NSA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


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Easy transition to the next program

Easily move onto your associate degree or bachelor’s and beyond after you earn your networking certificate. 


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Industry-experienced professors

Learn from industry-experienced IT security degree faculty who are instructor trainers through the Cisco Networking Academy.


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Flexible scheduling

Choose to complete your certificate in person or online—whichever suits your schedule. 


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Jumpstart your career

Sit for professional certifications and build your portfolio while you earn your certificate.


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Build career connections

Participate in campus clubs like Cyber Defense Organization and Gaming Club, plus take part in networking opportunities put on by the College of Technology’s Career Services.  


Get started on your networking certificate

Take the next step toward earning your computer networking certificate at Davenport. 

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at info@davenport.edu.

Apply now for free or request more information

Start on the road to your computer networking degree. Request more information or begin your application now.

Your computer networking certificate stackable degrees

Davenport University's Networking Technology Certificate was designed as a building block for our associate, bachelor and master-level degree offerings. After finishing this stackable certificate, you'll be able to seamlessly apply the credits you earned to the degrees listed below –– all while earning resume-boosting recognition along the way.


Stack 1: Networking Technology Certificate

Stack 2: Associate

Networking Technology

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Network Management and Security

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Information Assurance and Cyber Security

About Davenport University

Davenport Campus

Davenport is a private, not-for-profit university with more than 150 years of experience preparing students for successful careers.

Offering over 80 degree and certificate 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.* 

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses


Davenport University, 2023/2024 Catalog 
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