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Network Operations

Bachelor of Applied Science

Gain hands-on preparation from industry experts and develop critical thinking skills to advance a career in network, system, and IT administration and management.


The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Network Operations offers students the opportunity to pursue careers in network administration, system administration, network engineering, information technology management and network technology.

This 100% online program serves students who have earned an associate of applied science degree or have work experience in a related field. Coursework covers topics ranging from Cisco and wireless networking to cybersecurity and cloud computing. Students leave the program with expanded technical skills and the soft skills needed for career progression.

Successful candidates will meet the following minimum entrance requirements:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in transfer coursework
  • Resume and goal statement
  • Associate of applied science degree or employment background in network administration or IT field

Career Level: Undergraduate
Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
College: College of Applied Science and Technology

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $500
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

Wondering about the specific classes you can take in this program? See the course descriptions below.

  • NETV 370: Introduction to Network Design and Architecture – An introduction to modern network design and architecture. Students learn modern network design and architecture concepts, security in modern networks, quality of service and quality of experience concepts, and more.
  • NETV 498: Senior Capstone – Students apply project management concepts and methodology by developing a viable project plan for a non-profit organization or small business in the community.
  • NETV 479: Wireless Networking and Security – An introduction to wireless networking, mobile device hardware and software architectures, and security fundamentals for mobile computing systems. Learn about user associations and routing in a cellular/mobile network, the differences in core architecture between generations of cellular and mobile network technologies, and more.
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Earning your Bachelor of Applied Science in Network Operations will build core skills, including:

  • advanced routing
  • cloud computing
  • collaboration
  • data analysis
  • network defense
  • networking architectures
  • troubleshooting
  • wireless networking
  • wireless security

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