Why study Networking?

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.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to students holding a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative university grade point average of 2.0 and the desire to succeed. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study. Interested students should meet with a UC College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Student Services staff member for appropriate advising. Please note: In order to obtain this certificate, 100 percent of the required coursework must be taken from the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.  Application materials for the certificate program can be located at the Application Link

Graduates of this program will be prepared for the careers listed below. All opportunities may not be listed. 

All academic advising is conducted by a professional staff member in the CECH Student Services Center:

College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Student Services Center
360 Teacher Dyer Complex
PO BOX 210014
Cincinnati, OH 45221

The courses required for this certificate are part of the bachelor's degree in information technology offered at the University of Cincinnati. 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.

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.

Gainful Employment Disclosure details for this program.

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

Contact Information

CECH Student Services Center
PO Box 210014
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0014
(513) 556-2336

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Program Code: 18CRT-NET-C2