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Networking Technology, BS 

Explosive expansion of 45 percent is projected through 2018 in the field of information technology (IT). This places IT careers among the top five growth industries. The most rapid growth is projected among network systems and data communications analysts. Sound exciting? Check out Davenport’s latest degrees to take you where the world is going – in Networking Technology.

Find the Right Fit with Flexible Options 

Our bachelor of science degree is designed to prepare you with the skills to build an exciting career future (Associate of Applied Science in Networking Technology also available). You will be equipped with the technical knowledge and skills to:

  • Acquire and install hardware and software
  • Design, install, administer and maintain network systems and computers
  • Thrive in an organizational environment with communication and business skills 
  • Sit for certification exams for Microsoft, Cisco and CompTIA

Bachelor of Science Networking Technology

You’ll have the option of majoring in either network security or computer networking. If you choose the computer networking major, you can also elect further specialization in advanced Cisco networking or server administration. 

In-Demand Careers

Networking positions offer unlimited potential, with new positions emerging all the time. U.S. Department of Labor statistics report 2010 median hourly wages of $33.25/hr. ($69,160/yr.) in network administration positions. In Michigan, network administration wages average $32.73/hr. for candidates at the bachelor’s degree level.* Positions notably requiring networking technology degrees include:

  • LAN Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Consultant
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Security Administrator
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Network Technician
  • Network Security Specialist
  • System Administrator
  • WAN Specialist
  • VoIP Administrator

Why Davenport? 

  • The national reputation of Davenport’s curriculum and instructors
  • A broad range of organizations across Michigan and the U.S. regularly hire DU graduates
  • Curriculum designed to provide targeted, relevant skills and knowledge base for real-world employers

The DU Advantage

  • Courses available online and in classroom
  • State-of-the-art online technology and support
  • High quality coursework
  • 11 campuses statewide
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Specializing in careers of the future
  • Practical, in-field experiences

Talk to a DU advisor at your campus about creating a flexible schedule that works for you.
*www.milmi.org/www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/network-and-computer-systems-administrators.htm 

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Full Curriculum

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE  •  120 CREDITS MINIMUM  •  NETWTECH BS

The Networking Technology bachelor’s degree is designed to prepare the graduate with the technical knowledge and skills needed to design, install, administer, and maintain computer network systems.  An added dimension is the focus on business and communications skills that will enable graduates to understand the business environment and to apply networking and security solutions effectively.  Students may major in Network Security or Computer Networking with a specialty in Server Administration or Advanced Cisco Networking.

Foundations of Excellence 21 cr.
COMM120 Presentation Techniques 3 cr.
ENGL109 Composition 3 cr.
ENGL110 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
ENGL311 Professional Writing 3 cr.
FRSM100 Career and Education Seminar 3 cr.
HUMN310-315 Global Cultures: Choice of country or culture 3 cr.
SOSC201 Diversity in Society 3 cr.
Foundations of Mathematics and Science 15 cr.
MATH125 Intermediate Algebra 3 cr.
MATH135 College Algebra 3 cr.
MATH140,150orSTAT322 Finite Math, Pre-Calculus or Inferential Statistics 3 cr.
PHYS100 and PHYS100L Applied Physics with Lab 3 cr.
STAT220 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr.
Foundations of Business 9-10 cr.
ACCT200 or ACCT201 Accounting Basics for Managers or Accounting Foundations I 3-4 cr.
BUSN210 Professional Ethics 3 cr.
MGMT211 Management Foundations 3 cr.
Foundations of Technology 9 cr.
BITS211 Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheet 3 cr.
CISP111 Systems Foundations 3 cr.
GPMT350 Principles of Project Management 3 cr.
Choose one or both of the following majors: 60-61 cr.
Major: Computer Networking [NETW] (60-61) cr.
IAAS224 Implementing Network Security 3 cr.
IAAS325 Wireless Networking and Security 3 cr.
NETW101 PC Operating Systems 3 cr.
NETW111 Cisco Networking Fundamentals 3 cr.
NETW112 Cisco Networking Router IOS 3 cr.
NETW141 MS Client and Server OS 3 cr.
NETW201 PC Maintenance and Management 3 cr.
NETW211 Cisco Networking LAN Design 3 cr.
NETW212 Cisco Networking WAN Design 3 cr.
NETW217 UNIX Operating System 3 cr.
NETW235 UNIX/Linux Server Administration 3 cr.
NETW241 MS Implement Network Infrastructure 3 cr.
NETW326 IP Telephony 3 cr.
NETW440 Network Design and Management 3 cr.
TECH497 College of Technology Capstone 3 cr.
Choose one of the following specialty areas: (15-16) cr.
Advanced Cisco Networking Specialty [ACNS] (16) cr.
NETW311 Cisco Networking Advanced Routing 4 cr.
NETW312 Cisco Networking Secure WANs 4 cr.
NETW411 Cisco Networking Advanced Switching 4 cr.
NETW412 Cisco Networking Optimize WANs 4 cr.
Server Administration Specialty [SADS] (15) cr.
NETW243 MS Administer SQL Server 3 cr.
NETW341 MS Plan and Implement Active Directory 3 cr.
NETW350 Configuring MS Exchange Server 3 cr.
NETW421 MS Server Application Infrastructure 3 cr.
NETW435 Virtualization 3 cr.
Major: Network Security [NS] (60) cr.
IAAS224 Implementing Network Security 3 cr.
IAAS245 Disaster Recovery 3 cr.
IAAS321 Securing the Infrastructure 3 cr.
IAAS322 Network Defense/Countermeasure 3 cr.
IAAS325 Wireless Networking and Security 3 cr.
IAAS481 Information Security and Assurance 3 cr.
IAAS491 or NETW440 Cryptography or Network Design and Management 3 cr.
NETW101 PC Operating Systems 3 cr.
NETW111 Cisco Networking Fundamentals 3 cr.
NETW112 Cisco Networking Router IOS 3 cr.
NETW141 MS Client and Server OS 3 cr.
NETW201 PC Maintenance and Management 3 cr.
NETW211 Cisco Networking LAN Design 3 cr.
NETW212 Cisco Networking WAN Design 3 cr.
NETW217 UNIX Operating System 3 cr.
NETW235 UNIX/Linux Server Administration 3 cr.
NETW241 MS Implement Network Infrastructure 3 cr.
NETW326 IP Telephony 3 cr.
NETW341 MS Plan and Implement Active Directory 3 cr.
TECH497 College of Technology Capstone 3 cr.
Recommended Open Electives 4-6 cr.
ENVS125 Introduction to Environmental Studies 3 cr.
IAAS490 Information Assurance and Security Internship 3 cr.
NETW490 Networking Internship 3 cr.