School and Ranking Information
Students wishing to major in computer networking in the Henderson, NV, area have four local schools to choose from. The following school is the top pick for computer networking degrees in the area based on number of programs available and flexible class scheduling.
- Winner: The College of Southern Nevada offers several degree programs in computer networking. Students can pursue an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Computer and Information Technology with an emphasis on networking, or an A.A.S. in Computer and Information Technology with an emphasis on network security. Read on to learn more about this school's tuition info and program offerings.
School Info Chart
|Category||College of Southern Nevada|
|Location||Las Vegas, NV|
|School Type||4-year; primarily associate's; public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $2,700 (in-state); $9,345 (out-of-state)*|
|Networking Degrees Offered||Associate's|
|Networking Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||2*|
|Noteworthy||The networking programs are accredited by the Cisco Networking Agency**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **College of Southern Nevada
College of Southern Nevada
- Students who complete either of the degree programs are prepared to take a variety of industry certification exams
- The School of Advanced and Applied Technologies offers courses on all USN campuses, as well as night and weekend class times
- Networking students can specialize in client/server networking, router/switch networking or Linux networking
The College of Southern Nevada enrolls more than 38,000 students annually. The college includes three campuses and eight centers throughout Nevada, including the Henderson campus. In the School of Advanced and Applied Technologies, the Department of Computing and Information Technology offers two associate degrees with emphases in computer networking.
The 60-credit-hour computer and information technology program with an emphasis in networking teaches students about internetworking and the administration of network servers. Although the specialization guides the course requirements, all students must take courses in computer troubleshooting and repair or A+ hardware, introduction to IT project management and voice/data cabling. In addition, students must take six electives and can choose from network security management or telecommunications.
The computer and information technology program with an emphasis in network security is 61 credit hours long. Required courses include fundamentals of network security, network security management and an introduction to Linux.