Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology
Concentration in Networking
Networking and the Internet have revolutionized modern life and
have provided many career opportunities in this sector. The Bureau
of Labor Statistics has stated that eight out of the top ten
fastest growing jobs through 2012 are in the technology sector.
Networking specialists and other computer networking jobs are high
up on the list. A degree in IT with a concentration in Networking
from The Mount will give you the advanced networking skills to
design, install, configure, and maintain commercial networks and be
competitive in that marketplace.
IT – Networking at the Mount
The program provides a broad introduction to all aspects of
computer science, with a concentration in networking concepts. The
networking concentration outcomes include detailed coverage of:
- LAN and WAN (Internet) components and functionality;
- TCP/IP networking and related protocols;
- Network operating systems, including the running of network
servers such as FTP, NFS, HTTP, DNS, and DHCP servers and network
- Network security.
The broader subject areas covered include DHTML, hardware
components of computer systems, database management systems, and
Students in our program are strongly encouraged to engage in
co-op experiences related to their career as early as their
sophomore year. In their senior year, they can earn 6 – 12 credits
in honing their skills in paid co-op internships. In many cases,
students are hired directly from their co-op experience upon
graduation. The Mount’s IT club sponsors events like Game
Night, trips to New York City’s Sony museum, and a supportive
We provide both web and educational
technologies concentrations in addition to the networking
concentration, and an IT minor.
Students majoring in IT with a concentration in Networking must
take a minimum of 45 credits in the discipline and maintain a
minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0.
Where Mount students have interned
IBM, Travelers Insurance, UPS, Marvel, RAL, area businesses and
Network management, installation and administration