Bachelors of Science in
Network Communications is the electronic transmission of information in the form of voice, sound, data, facsimile, picture, or video across a distance from a sender to receiver in a usable and understandable format using either analog or digital techniques. Instant availability of current and pertinent information is the goal of Network Communications. Every business, organization, and individual has a need for Network Communications professionals.
The program has the following eight areas of focus: general network communications, telephony and data communications, wireless technologies, emerging technologies, networking, Internet and intranet technologies, computer information systems, and general education. Voice and data communication, local and wide area network administration, switching systems, computer/telephony integration, Windows, UNIX and LINUX operating systems, broadband, Internet working, wireless technology, and transport protocols are covered in detail. Project management is also a key part of the Network Communications program. All core courses include a hands on lab to maximize the educational experience. Students learn how to integrate the various aspects of network communications into practical solutions for today’s business and professional environment.
The program also includes business and management courses to prepare students for the growth challenges that will face them in their careers. Students are given the opportunity to explore areas of interest through the requirement of technical and general education electives. Network Communications is designed for those students interested in computer hardware, establishing and maintaining network systems, and telephony and data communications.