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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 degree program in Computer Networking positions you to design effective Microsoft® solutions in IT environments.

Through courseroom study, real-world learning scenarios, and valuable exposure to industry-standard tools, you'll learn to design and administer Microsoft® networks. The curriculum includes planning, designing, configuring, and troubleshooting Microsoft® environments, ranging from small, local networks to enterprise-wide, integrated networks. Specific topics include cloud computing, security, wireless networks, and RFID architectures.

Capella's BS in IT program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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.

Industry Certifications and a Degree

Earn up to three in-demand industry certifications while earning your degree. We'll give you the skills and knowledge you need to take the certification exam — and the voucher to take it for free.

This specialization aligns to:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012

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,

Degree Outcomes

With your Bachelor's in Network Technology and minor in Microsoft® from Capella, you'll evaluate the effectiveness of implementing a Microsoft-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 Microsoft 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

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 Microsoft® 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.

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.