Program Details

Program Outline

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree with a specialization in Network Administration can give you a broad and comprehensive overview of the parameters, procedures and expectations for a network administrator working in the industry today.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Summarize details of essential computer concepts
  • Use an operating system interface to access, add, troubleshoot and configure hardware and manage files
  • Implement a relational database management system utilizing the concepts of database design and data modeling
  • Develop business applications using programming languages, tools and software development methodologies
  • Assess, design, manage and implement computer networks
  • Understand the fundamental components and terminology used while working with network systems
  • Collaborate with other individuals in solving system problems, creating new systems, and engaging in the type of team-centered work common to a job in this field
  • Learn to apply principles from mathematics and computer science to the process of building and maintaining system networks
  • Evaluate and analyze existing network systems to identify problems, develop solutions and gain real-world experience in the current challenges facing network administrators
  • Develop mastery of the abilities, limits and specific characteristics of a wide variety of network systems currently in use around the world


General Education

ENG 106 English Composition I


ENG 107 English Composition II


HIST 105 U.S. History


HUMA 205 Art Appreciation


MATH 133 College Algebra


MATH 233 Survey of Calculus


PRES 111 Presentation Essentials


SSCI 206 Aspects of Psychology


SCIE 206 Biology


SCIE 207 Biology Lab


SCIE 210 Environmental Science


SCIE 211 Environmental Science Lab


General Education Electives (1)


Total Credit Hours: 52.5


General Electives

General Electives -Upper and Lower Division
Total Credit Hours: 22.5


Lower Division Core

COMP 101 Introduction to Computers


COMP 102 Introduction to Computers Lab


ITCO 101 Discovering Information Technology


ITCO 103 Introduction to Computer and Network Hardware


ITCO 105 Information Technology and Society


ITCO 211 Introduction to Operating Systems


ITCO 221 Fundamentals of Programming and Logic


ITCO 231 Introduction to Databases


ITCO 251 Network Infrastructure Basics


Total Credit Hours: 37.5

Upper Division Core

ITCO 321 Data Structures and Implementation


ITCO 361 Information Technology Security


ITCO 381 Introduction to Web Systems and Media


ITCO 391 Human/Computer Interfaces and Interactions


ITSD 322 Object Oriented Application Development I


Total Credit Hours: 22.5

Network Administration

ITCO 299Comprehensive IT Project


ITCO 341Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics in IT


ITCO 425System Architecture and Integration


ITCO 498Program Capstone for IT


ITNA 353Routing and Switching


ITNA 355Advanced Routing and Switching


ITNA 357Network Security Management


ITNA 359Special Topics in Network Administration


ITNA 455Enterprise Networking


ITNA 457Specialized Network Administration


Classes Overview

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:

Enterprise Networking

This course reviews the design and components of LAN and WAN systems. The implementation and deployment of network topologies using the necessary network hardware and software systems at the enterprise level will also be covered. Topics in this course may include network configurations, networking hardware, network operating systems, network management issues, and network communication.

Network Security Management

This network security course provides information about mechanisms used to protect data from attack through investigation of network asset threats and vulnerabilities. Topics may include access control types and methods; basic and advanced network security; securing hosts, applications, and data; malware and social engineering; managing risk; cryptography; business continuity; and security policies.

Routing and Switching

This course provides an overview of routing and switching in network operations. Topics to be covered may include the role of switches and routers in network topologies and architectures, collisions and network congestion, the role of routers and switches in minimizing collisions, switching protocols and interswitch communications, switching and routing processes, switch operating systems, and switch management issues.

Still not sure which specialization is right for you?

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  • Scholarships & Grants - AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
  • Military Discounts– AIU Online offers a 45% tuition discount to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition discount to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
  • Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience

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Classes Start January 11, 2017