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Networking is a certificate for professionals who already hold a bachelor's degree that will provide students with the skills to become proficient in the areas of computer networking, systems administration and information security. Students will learn both the theoretical underpinnings of the topics and also an extensive set of hands-on abilities to design, implement, secure, and manage computing resources for an organization.


Quick Info

Program Code



1 years


Main Campus with Distance Learning Options


Information Technology
College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services


361 Dyer Hall
PO Box 210014
Cincinnati,OH  45221-0014
CECH Student Services Center
Phone: 513-556-2336

Career Possibilities

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.


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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Networking Certificate Requirements

Predominant Program

    Networking Certificate Requirements
    • IT1050, Fundamentals of Information Technology, 3
    • IT1080C, Computer Networking, 3
    • IT1081C, System Administration, 3
    • IT2030C, Information Security and Assurance, TI, 3
    • IT2035C, Network Infrastructure Management, 3
    • IT4035C, Network Security, 3

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The courses required for this certificate are part of the bacheor's degree in information technology offered at the University of Cincinnati. This program is currently one of only 18 ABET accredited IT undergraduate programs offered around the world. The courses are applied in nature and students will not only learn theoretical concepts but also hands-on computing skills. Feel free to contact the IT department head for details on the current specific technologies being taught in the courses.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines are as follows: fall semester - July 1; spring semester - November 1; summer semester - March 1.


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Effective July 1, 2011, federal regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832] by the U.S. Department of Education require postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE Programs.

Generally, GE Programs include:

  • At public and private not-for-profit institutions: Title IV-eligible non-degree programs (e.g., certificate and diploma programs).
  • At for-profit institutions: All Title-IV eligible instructional programs, degree and non-degree.