About the Online Information Technology, Networking Degree Program
The distance education Bachelor of Science Information Technology, Networking, gives students the fundamental networking knowledge and skills to pursue careers in information technology. If you enjoy using technology to solve business problems and helping others use technology in their everyday jobs, this program may be right for you.
American Sentinel’s online B.S. Information Technology, Networking, program teaches students how business uses computing technology and how to apply that knowledge to an organization’s daily IT activities—technical infrastructure issues, hardware installations, database administration and network services, for example.
Courses cover key applications, the management of networks, as well as wireless, troubleshooting connectivity issues and security. With many electives to choose from, you can tailor the program to suit your interests.
The curriculum of the information technology degree online offers a variety of theoretical and applied courses. Here are a few of the information technology online degree courses:
- Routing and Switching 1 and 2 (NET 210 and NET 212): Focuses on advanced IP addressing techniques, intermediate routing protocols, command-line interface configuration of switches, Ethernet switching, VLANs, STP and VTP. The second course introduces WAN theory and design, WAN technology, PPP, Frame Relay and ISDN, focusing on a variety of case studies.
- Network Performance Tools (NET320): Shows students current methodology to implement and test networks that are properly configured with emphasis on the use of tools to monitor and improve network operations.
- Intranets and Web Services (NET330): Covers the planning and implementation of an intranet and web service, including interface considerations, system reusability, interoperability and security.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the B.S. Information Technology, Networking, program will be prepared to sit for the Network+ and CCNA level certifications. Graduates will also be able to:
- Demonstrate expertise with popular information technology and networking applications.
- Apply information technology skills and tools to business functions.
- Apply best practices to networking hardware and software.
- Effectively communicate with information technology and non-technical professionals.
- Apply ethical principles in their work.
View general education learning outcomes of American Sentinel’s general education curriculum.
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Students graduating with the B.S. Information Technology, Networking degree complete 30 credit hours of general education courses and 78 credit hours of courses in the major and 12 credit hours of elective courses.
Students residing in the state of Arkansas should refer to their General Education requirements.
Students residing in the state of Minnesota should refer to the State Regulatory section of the catalog for specific information regarding their general education requirements.
|ELECTIVE COURSES (12 credit hours)|
|Choose 12 credit hours of electives from the following (others by dean approval):|
|SEC350 Risk Management||3|
|SEC430 Access Control Systems||3|
|SEC470 Computer Forensics||3|
|BUS420 Leadership in a Changing Environment||3|
|BUS454 Ethical Decision Making for Business||3|
|IT495 Survey of Information Technology||3|
|WEB301 Web Design I||3|
|WEB306 Web Design II||3|
|WEB450 Web Applications Security||3|
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Career Opportunities IT Networking Students
Demand remains high for IT professionals in a number of tech industries as the United States continues to compete globally in high-tech fields. Even in a volatile economy, areas such as systems administration and network engineering continue to be necessary, making the job of an information technology professional relatively stable.
The American Sentinel online information technology degree, networking, is broad enough to give you the skills to start your career in one of several areas, including desktop support, project management, systems administration, information analysis or network engineering. Learn more about the Bureau of Labor Statistics outlook for computer network, systems and database administrator jobs.