Nearly every business depends on networks. When they go down, operations virtually cease. Network and Communications Management professionals fill that critical niche in business organizations, designing, implementing, securing and managing networks - from Ethernet-enabled voice-operated IP systems to security firewalls. With new positions opening up and older NCM workers retiring, networking promises to be the second largest job growth segment in North America for the next ten years.
Prepare for a Career that Makes the World Run and Keeps It Secure
Not only have computers become an integral part of daily life, the networks that connect them have become critical to the effectiveness and security of a company's or organization's operations. With the rapid spread of computer and information technology, network and communications management careers have been growing exponentially.
A degree in network and communications management prepares you to design, implement, secure and manage business networks – the hands-on administration and troubleshooting of critical network systems. It also positions you to take advantage of the most in-demand technology jobs today and in the future.
Network and communications management career opportunities are available in a variety of industries, including:
Through a mix of informative classes and hands-on experience, you learn the fundamental concepts, principals, theory and skills that a network and communications management professional needs to succeed.
Graduates with a degree in network and communications management will be prepared for career-entry positions in areas such as:
- Network administration
- Network analysis, planning and management
- Network technical support
- Network troubleshooting and support
- Network security
- Network operations
- Voice or data communications analysis and administration
- Internet/intranet administration
The NCM program is designed to produce graduates who are able to:
- Develop network solutions matched to the needs of the business.
- Manage technologies to support business objectives.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate project management skills.
- Apply research and problem-solving skills.
Courses are offered online, in class and a combination of both.