How do people get the information they need? They have networks to thank! Network specialists offer solutions for transmitting data electronically from one device to another. Through servers and network operating systems, networking involves sharing information around the world in an efficient and reliable way. Adding a concentration in Networking allows you to be a part of this integral information sharing process.
Here's what makes the mount's Networking program unique:
24 credits in Information Technology | 24 credits in Networking | 2.0 GPA or higher
Learn about Networking academic requirements and courses here.
Your courses in Networking, enhancing what you learn in your general Information Technology classes, will focus on how to design, install, configure, and maintain commercial networks as well as cover server maintenance and administration. In addition to these courses, you’ll also have the opportunity for independent study, where you’ll work one-on-one with a professor on a topic of your choosing.
Those in our networking concentration are also highly encouraged to take advantage of internships and co-ops. These experiences are often paid, and many have led to job offers for our students. Plus, the real world, hands-on experience you receive through these experiences is invaluable! You’ll want to start talking to the Career Center early on in your studies to help you find the perfect experience (or experiences!).
With your concentration in Networking, you’ll be particularly qualified for positions in network management, installation and administration, applications architecture, administration, business intelligence analysis, help desk (Tier 2), and consulting.
Your coursework in the concentration will prepare you for certification through the CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) exam after graduation.
Here’s how some of our Networking alumni are using their degrees: