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Overview

Because virtually every business requires computer networks that are secure, efficient, and powerful, network-technology skills are highly valued across all industries. Capella University's online Bachelor's in Cisco® Training and Network Technology degree program prepares you to design and administer integrated networks.

Through courseroom study, real-world learning scenarios, and valuable exposure to industry-standard tools, you'll learn to design and administer Cisco® networks. The curriculum includes planning, designing, configuring, and troubleshooting Cisco® environments, ranging from small, local networks to enterprise-wide, integrated networks.

Specific topics include cloud computing, security, wireless networks, and RFID architectures. Because our courses are modeled on professional certification standards, you can gain the educational background to help you prepare for Cisco® certification examinations while earning your BS.

Capella's BS in IT program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. ABET accreditation is a key indicator of Capella's dedication to educational quality that prepares our graduates for entry or advancement in the IT profession.

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Hands-On Learning Through Virtual Lab Environment

Students in this program will experience practical, hands-on learning designed around best practices in a safe, interactive virtual lab environment. This virtual platform allows students to develop skills by practicing with tools used in the industry.

Save Thousands on Your Master's with a Combined Degree Option

Capella's combined Bachelor's-to-Master's degree options allow you to save significant time and money. It also allows you to start building for your future by earning Master's-level credit while you complete your Bachelor's.

Learn more about combined Bachelor's-to-Master's degrees.

FlexPath: A More Direct Path to Your Degree

FlexPath can help you earn your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace — with the potential to save you time and money. FlexPath self-paced learning allows you to move quickly through subjects you’re more familiar with or more slowly as needed. You’ll develop the same mastery — and earn the same degree — as the structured version of your degree program, only in a more efficient, more personalized way. Learn more about FlexPath Self-Paced Learning.

The FlexPath format is not accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Degree Outcomes

With your Bachelor's in Network Technology and minor in Cisco® from Capella, you'll evaluate the effectiveness of implementing a Cisco-based design through collaboration and the support of IT tools. You'll also learn how to design effective IT solutions for business IT environments using Cisco practices, policies standards and technologies. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com

People with Bachelor's degrees in IT from Capella earn an average of $42,000 more per year than high school graduates.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Bachelor's in Network Technology and minor in Cisco® include information technology specialist, LAN administrator, network administrator, network analyst, network engineer or security system manager. Potential workplaces include: corporation, educational institution, government, health care organization, nonprofit organization, small business or technology company.

For a More In-Depth Study

With this area of study, Capella also offers a program concentration — an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific knowledge area. Your program concentration can be included in your transcript to potentially enhance career opportunities.

Earn Credit for What You Already Know

Your previous learning, work experience, and industry certifications may help you earn your degree in less time. To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor or visit our competency-based Prior Learning Assessment.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5836, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest