Networking Information Technology, BS

Central to Advancing Connectivity.

Central’s BS in Networking Information Technology prepares graduates for the evolving world of Information Technology. Curriculum covers a wide spectrum including networking theory and technology, server and system administration, information and network security, computer hardware and software, electronics, business management and marketing.

Program courses and laboratories provide students with the foundation and principles of networking and IT system, while also extensively exposing them to new emerging technologies and equipment.

The Networking Information Technology program is affiliated with the Cisco Networking Academy, VMWare IT Academy, and CompTIA.

Program Features

  • Hands-on experiential learning supported with all-new cutting-edge facilities and labs in networking and cybersecurity
  • Curriculum prepares students with background to pursue many industry certifications such as A+, Network+, CCNA, Security +, and more
  • Graduates find employment in local, national, and international companies, state agencies, school systems, hospitals, banks, etc.
  • Internship or co-op required (gain valuable job experience before graduating!)
  • Students often secure employment before graduation
  • Attend full-or part-time
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available


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The Networking Information Technology program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).


Program Outcomes

Graduates will have:

  • the knowledge, skills, and design capabilities to solve broadly-defined networking information technology problems.
  • the communication and teamwork knowledge and skills in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments.
  • the knowledge and skills to build and maintain networking and IT systems.

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Xiaobing Hou
Applied Innovation Hub 413-08

Academic Department

Computer Electronics & Graphics Technology

In our department, you will always find a program that matches your background and interest. Our systematically organized engineering, engineering technology, and technology programs in closely related discipline fields are designed with flexibility for the benefits of students.

– Dr. Shuju Wu
Department Chair

Did You Know?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for 2021-2031 for Computer Networking and Information Technology is projected to grow 4% - 34% for related occupations.


Learning Outcomes

1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, and technology to solve broadly-defined networking information technology activities;
2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined networking information technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes;
5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
6. an ability to apply network protocols and standards, system administration knowledge, security principles, associated software and hardware to design, implement, and troubleshoot networking and IT systems.