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Minor: Network Technology: Cisco Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

School of Business and Technology

Become an Expert in Cisco® Network Technology

Virtually every business requires computer networks that are secure, efficient, and powerful enough to help it run smoothly. Because of this, the value for network technology skills has risen in many professional fields. Capella’s online bachelor's in information technology, minor in network technology Cisco® degree can prepare 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. 

What to Expect

  • Online
  • FlexPath Available
  • 8-13 General Education Courses
  • 15 Core Courses
  • 8 Minor Courses
  • 9-17 Elective Courses
  • Capstone

Classes Start February 5th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

Admissions Requirements » | $50 Application Fee

What You’ll Learn

Communicate Clearly

Communicate effectively and professionally in IT business environments.

Evaluate & Collaborate Support

Evaluate the effectiveness of implementing a Cisco®-based design; learn to collaborate and use IT tools.

Find the Cisco® Solution

Design effective IT solutions for IT business environments using Cisco® practices, policies, standards, and technologies.

Understand Cisco® Systems

Troubleshoot and administer a variety of Cisco®-based IT business environments.  

Know IT Standards & Policies

Apply general IT standards, policies, and security practices.

Build an Organization’s Internetwork

Employ internetwork design and administration concepts and technologies.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Get Exam-Ready

Learn CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Project+ exam info—and get the vouchers to take the exams for free.

Do Engaging Coursework

Get hands-on experience with industry tools through virtual labs, interactive simulations, and innovative resources.

Transfer Credits

Help reduce the time and cost of finishing your degree by maximizing your transfer credits. 

Cost & Learning Formats

We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. That's why Capella offers two 100 percent competency-based, online learning formats to best fit your needs. Which learning format is right for you? Take our Path Finder Quiz

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it.  We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$18,090$39,849*   MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$347 per 1000-2000 level credit $402 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

Our self-paced learning format lets you take courses at your own speed, moving onto the next course when you're ready.

  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time simultaneously) per 12-week billing session
  • Based on a program point system; 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay one flat-rate tuition fee per session*
$13,269$23,000*   ACCELERATED PACE–TYPICAL PACE
$2,300 per quarter, 90 total program points, 45 max transfer points

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

Low-Cost Gen Ed Courses

Our learning partner, Sophia Learning, is a self-paced, online option for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements for only $329 per course.

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

Student Success Story

“I’m busy, so I needed a way to get a degree that didn’t require that I go and spend a certain amount of hours in a physical classroom.”

Keith Hoffman

BS in Information Technology

*Actual Capella student who agreed to appear in promotional materials for Capella. Results vary.

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Sample Courses

Our online BS in Information Technology, Network Technology: Cisco® minor includes cloud computing, security, wireless networks, and RFID architectures. And a dive into Cisco® environment specifics like planning, designing, and configuring.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
IT4160 Internetwork Analysis and Design
IT4165 Internetwork System Assurance and Security
IT4170 Wireless Networks
IT4561 Linux Operating Systems
IT4580 RFID Technologies

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Coaches

From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.

Writing Support

These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple resources to sharpen your writing skills.

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

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Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online BS in Information Technology, Network Technology: Cisco® Minor degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Information technology specialist
  • LAN administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Network analyst
  • Network and computer system administrator
  • Network architect
  • Network engineer
  • Network specialist
  • Network system analyst
  • Security system manager

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Corporation
  • Educational institution
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Health care organization
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Small business
  • Technology company

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide.  Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can’t guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

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