The driving force

Build your network and earn a computer networking degree with us.

You understand that the driving force behind computer technology is its ability to send and receive signals — and you’re ready to earn a computer networking degree and make it the driving force behind your career. You’ll take just one 5-week course at time, taught by instructors with professional experience in the field who incorporate real world examples into your classes. Customize your degree by choosing electives that you find interesting and suit your individual needs. You can save time and money by transferring credits earned previously and get credit for work experience.

You'll be attending an accredited university, with curricula designed with input from an advisory council of well-versed industry leaders, ensuring that the subject matter you’re studying is relevant. Many of your networking degree classes also cover the material on industry certification exams including: Security +, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Network Defender, and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) exams, which will help you prepare to take them.

When earning your online networking degree, you’ll save time on commuting and have the option to tackle coursework anywhere you have an internet connection. You’ll have a greater degree of flexibility when earning your degree online and have an easier time with balancing classes and work.

A networking degree can prepare you for a variety of careers including computer and information systems management, computer systems analysis, network and computer systems administration and computer network architecture.



Choose an online networking degree that fits your needs:




Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology with a Cisco Networking Certificate:

Earn your degree online in this program developed using official Cisco curriculum to ensure that you're learning the latest in Cisco networking. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to take the CCNA® certificate exam specific to becoming a Cisco® networking professional. You’ll study:

  • Local area networking
  • Wide area network environments
  • Routing and switching implementations
  • Routing and switching management




Associate of Arts concentration in Information Technology with Network Support Certificate:

Network and computer systems administrators build and support networks to keep a company's computers connected. Upon completion of this online computer networking degree program, you’ll know how to install, configure and support local and wide area networks. You’ll learn:

  • Network monitoring
  • Website performance testing
  • Network environment management
  • Network security measures




Bachelor of Science in Information Technology:

This bachelor’s degree in information technology can help you prepare for work in virtual networking by taking Advanced Virtualization Administration electives that cover topics like:

  • Foundations in network virtualization
  • Installing, configuring and managing automation
  • Designing and deploying fast track software

Or tailor your information technology bachelor’s degree with electives in advanced healthcare such as:

  • Terminology and culture of the healthcare industry
  • Introduction to health information technology
  • Health information systems support
  • Networking and security in health information systems
  • Electronic health records management
  • Implementation and management of health information systems





Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with Advanced Networking Certificate:

After earning this online computer networking degree, you’ll have the tools needed to pursue opportunities as a network administrator, systems engineer or IT director. You’ll use our innovative hands-on learning tools rather than just studying the theoretical aspects of information technology. Learn how to install, configure and support a network. Specific topics in your courses include:

  • Local area networking
  • Wide area network environments
  • Routing and switching implementation and management
  • Web services
  • Windows server configurations
  • Cloud technologies



Why Phoenix?

Our networking degree programs are housed in our College of Information Systems and Technology, and the curricula and faculty are the reasons behind its success. You’ll experience small class sizes that average fewer than 14 students and are taught by instructors with more than 20 years’ experience — with more than 70 percent of instructors having worked for a Fortune 1000 company or subsidiary.

One course at a time
When earning your degree, you’ll get to take just one 5-week class at a time.
Industry alignment
The curricula in these programs aligns with the material on certificate exams such as: Security +, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Network Defender, and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) exams.
Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

If you have questions about enrollment or want more information about earning your on-campus or online computer networking degree, fill out the form and an enrollment representative will contact you.

When earning your degree from the University of Phoenix, you’ll join our network of nearly one million students and alumni. Earn a computer networking degree and make your education the driving force behind your career.

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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.