Kaplan University offers the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a Career Focus Area in Network Administration under the Applied Technology Track. It is an online program where students can learn to manage and use various information systems and technologies intended to serve employee, customer, and organization needs. The program is especially suitable for individuals seeking careers related to designing and troubleshooting networks. Accreditation is provided by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Students are required to complete one hundred eighty (180) credit hours to be eligible fro graduation. Required Core Courses consist of 100/200 Level Communication Course, 100/200 Level Mathematics Course, 200 Level Communication Course, 300/400 Level Arts and Humanities Course, 300/400 Level Physical Science Course, and 300/400 Level Social Science Course. Major Courses for The Applied Technology Track include Introduction to Website Development, Foundations in Information Technology, Desktop Administration, Networking Concepts, 200 Level Mathematics Elective, Project Management I, Human Computer Interaction, Technology Infrastructure, Systems Analysis and Design and the Bachelor’s Capstone in Information Technology. Emphasis Area Courses include Networking Concepts, Networking Administration, Networking with TCP/IP, Windows Enterprise Administration, Routing and Switching I, Routing and Switching II, and Network Design.
Graduates can take a Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Communication and Management in Information Systems to gain advanced learning that will provide better employment opportunities. Since they are expected to have the valuable skills of project management, professional conduct, and critical thinking, graduates of the program can pursue employment positions as network administrator, IT troubleshooter, help desk agent, and technology consultant.
This online program is open to prospective students who have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Financial aid is given to qualified and deserving students.