The Telecommunications and Computer Networking option is designed to prepare students
to design, implement, and support networked systems in both standard and enterprise
settings. It builds a solid foundation in the hardware and architecture of telecommunications
network and systems; operating systems and applications; systems design and analysis;
networking theory and solutions; types of networks including fiber optics and wireless;
network management and control; network and flow optimization; network security; configuring;
What Will I Study in This Major
The Telecommunications & Computer Networking option is designed to provide students
comprehensive knowledge, skills, and necessary training to pursue careers as information
technology professionals. In this program students will learn the concepts of
- network analysis
- network design
- network security
- network administration
- management of computing and telecommunication technologies
- assess and identify user needs
- wireless, network security
- fiber optics communication networks
- network management
- configure and implement systems using current and emerging technologies in the networking
and telecommunications field
The program emphasizes a practical application of information technology and provides
students both breadth and depth of knowledge in information technology needed for
professional success in the field.
Program of Study
In certain instances, specific University Studies courses are required for a degree.
Courses are updated regularly, so be sure to meet with your advisor to design your
We have developed laboratories to provide our students with an opportunity to master
a working knowledge of the basic fundamentals to advanced concepts in network applications
and systems administration. Courses are accompanied by hands-on laboratories where
- Design, configuration, and setup of networked and telecommunication systems, client
server programming, and network administration.
- Configure network hardware and software on Linux and Microsoft based microcomputers
that are connected to wireless systems, the Internet, and to a LAN/WAN with switches
- Perform network protocol analysis and network performance using test equipment and
hardware tools such as OptiView, Signal Pro, NS, Qualnet, and Opnet.
- Work with multi-user, multi-tasking network operating systems such as UNIX, Linux,
Windows 2000, NT, and XP with a focus on network administration.
- Learn principles of communication systems, communication protocols such as Kermit,
HDLC, and performance measurements of wired and wireless systems.
- Learn principles and assembling of computers; installation, maintenance, troubleshooting
and repair of computer peripherals and system expansion, including operating systems,
memory, disk drives, printers, and displays.
- Develop WWW presence using Web technologies using HTML, scripting languages, and develop
- Learn concepts of systematic on-going process of network analysis, design, implementation,
maintenance, and security management.
- Practice experiential problem solving skills through a senior design capstone course
for students to work in teams to solve open-ended industrial projects.
- Information Technology Specialist
- Network Administrator/Specialist
- Network Engineer
- Network Manager
- System Administrator
- Telecommunications Specialist
- Technical Specialist