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BSIT - Network Administration

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a career focus area in Network Administration program offers students the chance to learn about the information technology field and develop specific, marketable skills in network administration. Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a career focus area in Network Administration program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Network Administration Career Focus Area

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a career focus area in Network Administration program at Kaplan University is designed to help prepare students for careers envisioning, planning, implementing, and troubleshooting networks. The Network Administration emphasis area allows students to take courses in network administration, networking protocols, routing and switching, and network design. The Network Administration emphasis area complements topics in the core major and includes courses in programming, operating systems, project management, and systems analysis. Students also have the chance to develop an expansive liberal arts education through general education courses.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

180 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Network Administration Career Focus Area:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Network Administration Emphasis Area Requirements

  • IT 278: Networking Administration (5 credits)
  • IT 283: Networking with TCP/IP (5 credits)
  • IT 388: Routing and Switching I (6 credits)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • IT 275: Linux System Administration (5 credits)
    • IT 375: Windows Enterprise Administration (6 credits)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • IT 471: Routing and Switching II (6 credits)
    • IT 482: Network Design (6 credits)

Major Requirements

  • CM 241: Foundations of Technical Communication (2 credits)
  • IT 117: Introduction to Website Development (5 credits)
  • IT 133: Software Applications (5 credits)
  • IT 190: Foundations in Information Technology (5 credits)
  • IT 234: Database Foundations (5 credits)
  • IT 273: Networking Concepts (5 credits)
  • IT 286: Introduction to Network Security (5 credits)
  • MT 140: Introduction to Management (5 credits)
  • IT 301: Project Management I (6 credits)
  • IT 302: Human Computer Interaction (6 credits)
  • IT 331: Technology Infrastructure (6 credits)
  • IT 402: IT Consulting Skills (6 credits)
  • IT 460: Systems Analysis and Design (6 credits)
  • IT 499: Bachelor's Capstone in Information Technology (6 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • IT 111: Programming Fundamentals for Beginners
    • IT 193: Foundations of Programming Using Visual Basic

Core and Elective Requirements

  • CM 107: College Composition I (5 credits)
  • CM 220: College Composition II (5 credits)
  • CS 204: Professional Presence (3 credits)
  • MM 212: College Algebra (5 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • HU 200: Critical Evaluation in the Humanities
    • HU 245: Ethics
    • HU 250: Humanities and Culture
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • SC 200: Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World
    • SC 235: General Biology I - Human Perspectives
    • SC 246: Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • SC 250: Science for Everyday Life
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • SS 211: The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream
    • SS 236: People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government
    • SS 250: The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach
  • Open Electives (69 credits)

Postgraduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Kaplan University's BSIT - Network Administration program could be interested in continuing their education in a master's or professional degree program. These programs could allow students to expand their skill set and improve their competitiveness in the employment market.

Advanced degree programs that could interest graduates include (but are not limited to):

  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Network Communications and Management
  • Master of Science in Information Systems

Career Paths:

Students who have completed the BSIT - Network Administration program could have developed skills in network design, implementation, and troubleshooting. More generally, they could have valuable skills in critical thinking and analysis, project management, and professional conduct.

Graduates of this program could pursue positions that include:

  • Network administrator
  • IT troubleshooter
  • Help desk agent
  • Technology consultant

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