BS Computer Information Technology: Online Network & Telecommunications Degree

Computer Information Technology: Network and Telecommunications Degree Online from SNHU

Earn your Networks and Telecommunications Management Degree Online

Earn a Network and Telecommunication Degree Online - focus your BS in Computer Information Technology with a Concentration in Network and Telecommunications Management. This concentration exposes students to the challenges that an organization faces in keeping their business critical systems operating and communicating with each other.

While learning the intricacies of managing LANs, WANs, network segments, internet and intranet systems, you’ll participate in practical, interactive course work where you will gain the analytical and technical skills necessary to maintain and grow the interaction between computer and communications systems. The Telecommunications Degree online will teach you how to address issues and enhance the performance of internal systems for public and private companies, government and municipal agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Why Earn a BS in Network Telecommunications at SNHU?

Coupled with business course work that provides a solid groundwork to grow a career on, the Concentration in Network and Telecommunications Management gives career-oriented individuals a breadth of knowledge found only in focused IT programs. Classes are offered online with some available on campus. The online Network and Telecommunications Degree curriculum is developed and taught by practicing experts in the IT field. This BS in Network Telecommunications program includes classes in UNIX and LINUX operating systems, cybersecurity and digital business.

Careers for Network and Telecommunications Management Degrees

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs available for network and computer systems administrators is expected to increase by 28 percent from 2010 to 2020. In additions, employment of network systems and data communications analysts is projected to increase by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, placing this job category among the fastest growing of all occupations. A BS in Computer Information Technology that concentrates on Networks and Telecommunications will position you well for a career in these fields.

Required Core Courses

Major Courses

IT-201: Computer Platform Technologies
This course provides the hardware/software technology background for information technology personnel. Hardware topics include CPU architecture, memory, registers, addressing modes, busses, instruction sets and a variety of input/output devices. Software topics include operating system modules, process management, memory and file system management. Also included are basic network components and multi-user operating systems. Offered every year.
Prerequisites:
CIS-100 or IT-100
IT-315: Object Oriented Analysis and Design
This course develops software systems engineering principles combining object-oriented design principles and methods augmented by computer assisted engineering (CASE) technology. The course involves use of the unified modeling language (UML) and, through the vehicle of a student group project, applies these elements to the system development life cycle. This course is writing intensive, as student project teams are required to submit a comprehensive project report and a PowerPoint presentation. Specialized Systems Development Computer Laboratory intensive and open laboratory intensive. Offered every year. Writing intensive course.
Prerequisites:
CIS-200 or IT-210
IT-330: Database Design and Management
This course covers the design and implementation of information systems within a database management system environment. Students will demonstrate their mastery of the design process acquired in earlier courses by designing and constructing a physical system using database software to implement logical design. Topics include data models and modeling tools and techniques; approaches to structural and object design; models for databases (relational, hierarchical, networked and object-oriented designs) CASE tools, data dictionaries, repositories and warehouses, Windows/GUI coding and/or implementation, code and application generation, client-server planning, testing and installation, system conversion, end-user training and integration and post-implementation review. Offered every year.
Prerequisites:
IT-135 or IT-145
IT-340: Network and Telecommunication Management
This course provides an in-depth knowledge of data communications and networking theory, concepts and requirements relative to telecommunications and networking technologies, structures, hardware and software. Emphasis is on the concepts of communications theory and practices, terminology, and the analysis and design of networking applications. Management of telecommunications networks, cost-benefit analysis and evaluation of connectivity options are covered. Students can design, build and maintain a local area network (LAN). Offered as needed.
Prerequisites:
CIS-201 or IT-201 and CIS-200 or IT-210
IT-415: Advanced Information Systems Design
This is the first of a two-part capstone course for IT majors which covers the major methodologies used in Systems Analysis, Design, and Implementation. This course focuses mainly on the systems analysis part of the systems development process and emphasizes SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). Different system development strategies are examined within the broader context of identifying and understanding the detailed stages the make up the systems analysis process. Students will learn how to a perform feasibility analysis, and to create a system proposal. Fact finding techniques used to determine system requirements will be identified and studied. Standard graphical modeling tools used in systems analysis will be covered: process modeling with data flow diagrams; data modeling with entity relationship diagrams; and object-oriented modeling using UML. The basic activities of project management are examined. Students will be assigned a systems development project case with concrete milestones, enabling the practical application of concepts presented in the course. This is a lab intensive course.
Prerequisites:
IT-201, IT-315, and IT-330 Senior prereg status
IT-420: Advanced Information Systems Implementation
This is the second part of the Capstone course for IT majors. The student groups will implement and document the systems project designed in IT 415 using an appropriate computer programming language or database management system. The instructor and students critique all projects weekly. Offered every year.
Prerequisites:
CIS-415 or IT-415
IT-485: Information Technology Strategy and Management
This course presents the principles and concepts involved in the management of organizational information technology resources. It includes CIO functions, information technology planning, project management, legal and professional issues and the strategic impact of information technology systems. Offered every year. Writing intensive course.
Prerequisites:
CIS-415 or IT-415

IT ELE - Students may select three (3) Information Technology electives (as recommended by an advisor)

Network and Telecommunications Concentration Courses

IT-251: Intro to UNIX/LINUX Operating System
This course provides an introduction to the structure and functioning of the UNIX operating system. It is designed to give students a solid foundation in the design and organization of the operating system and to teach the basic set of UNIX commands. Offered as needed.
Prerequisites:
CIS-201 or IT-201
IT-380: Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
This course explores the basic concepts in cybersecurity and information assurance. Topics include security policies, models, and mechanisms for secrecy, integrity, and availability of communications and information. The course also covers approaches to prevent, detect and recover from the loss of information, cryptography and its applications, vulnerability scanning, functions of a chief security officer software applications and web services for maintaining information security and security in computer networks and distributed systems.
Prerequisites:
IT-330 and IT-340 or permission of instructor
IT-467: Digital Commerce and eBusiness
This course is a comprehensive survey of the principles, techniques and implications of digital commerce and e-business. It covers the entire spectrum of Wed-centric forms of communication and trade amongst commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, employee and consumer participants and partners. Topics include: e-business models, security, privacy, ethics, major Internet tools and architectures behind digital commerce. Students use a Web development tool to build and post a site. Offered as needed.
Prerequisites:
IT-100 or permission of instructor

Free Elective Credits: 15

Total Credits: 120

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