Minor: Network Technology: Cisco BS in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Information 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. 

At a Glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 8-13 General education courses
  • 16 Core courses
  • 8 Minor courses
  • 9-17 Elective courses
  • Capstone

Reduce your tuition by $8,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $8K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your bachelor’s degree.

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Classes Start July 13th

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.

We’ve decided to waive all application fees until further notice.

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.

BS in IT, Network Technology Cisco 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 at no cost.*

*GuidedPath students only.

Do Engaging Coursework

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

Stay ahead in IT: upskill with Skillsoft

Students will have unlimited access to Skillsoft, a comprehensive eLearning resource to help develop IT and business knowledge and skills.

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% competency-based, online learning formats to best fit your needs. Which learning format is right for you? Take our Path Finder Quiz.

A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. 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
$357 per 1000-2000 level credit $411 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

A self-paced learning format that puts you in control. Take courses at your own speed, and move on to the next course whenever you’re ready.

  • Take one or two courses at a time and complete as many as you want in 12 weeks
  • 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
  • Set your own deadlines, no courseroom discussions
  • Pay a flat tuition fee per session*
$2,500 per 12-week billing session, 90 total program points, 45 max transfer points

*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. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.

Get the details

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

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 IT knowledge and certifications through our prior learning assessment process.

Low-cost gen-ed courses

Our external partner, Sophia Learning, offers a low-cost way to earn gen-ed credits.

$8K toward your bachelor's

Apply for an $8K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your bachelor’s degree.

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 & recognized

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

Bachelor's in IT 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.

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IT4160 *
Internetwork Analysis and Design

In this course, learners investigate the internetworking concepts for analyzing, planning, designing, and securing an enterprise network. In particular, learners apply a top-down approach to network design, modular hierarchies, enterprise network considerations, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, wireless network architectures, and internetworking security lifecycle. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4155.

3 quarter credits
IT4165 *
Internetwork System Assurance and Security

This course introduces learners to information assurance and security for Cisco® IOS. Learners gain knowledge and skills needed to develop security infrastructures, recognize threats, identify vulnerabilities, and protect an organization from exposure to online dangers. Learners use Cisco hardware and software to incorporate security-conscious designs and test strategies for recognizing and mitigating threats, as well as identifying common layer 2 attacks. Learners also explore hardware filtering, site-to-site VPNs, and authentication and encryption techniques. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4155.

3 quarter credits
IT4170 *
Wireless Networks

Learners evaluate fundamental wireless networking concepts and tools for planning, installing, configuring, optimizing, securing, and troubleshooting wireless local area networks (WLANs). Learners acquire and demonstrate knowledge of wireless-related technologies, standards, and topologies for network professionals who must design and implement secure wireless network infrastructures. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT3355 and IT3358.

3 quarter credits
IT4561 *
Linux Operating Systems

Learners in this course demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of the Linux operating system. Learners use command line tools and software packages, and practice hardware configuration, file management, process management, and file editing. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT3318.

3 quarter credits
IT4580 *
RFID Technologies

In this course, learners investigate the fundamentals of RFID technologies and assess the tools for planning, installing, configuring, optimizing, monitoring, and troubleshooting RFID within a network environment. Learners build and demonstrate knowledge of interrogation zones, tag classification, RF propagation, standards and regulations, and RF infrastructure design. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT3355 and IT3358.

3 quarter credits

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 experts will set you up for success. They’ll help you find the right degree and program, and answer all your questions about Capella.

FlexPath coaches

Coaches guide and cheer you on as you move from enrollment to graduation. They help you understand your program, answer questions, and offer encouragement.

Writing support

Sharpen your writing skills with our free tutoring services and other resources.

Career center

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

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Cisco Network Technology Professional Paths

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*

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

Employment settings to explore

  • Corporation
  • Small business
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Health care organization
  • Technology company

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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