School of Computer Information Systems

Associate of Applied Science in Network Management and Security

Acquire the Tools to Become a Computer Network Specialist

Stratford University’s Associate of Applied Science in Network Management and Security program is designed to help you develop an understanding of industry competencies and current trends that drive the IT industry. Moreover, our program places a strong emphasis on key topics such as network management, system administration and security concepts necessary for introductory computer networking specialist positions.

Upon completing Stratford’s Associate of Applied Science in Network Management and Security you will possess the technical skills to install, troubleshoot, and maintain administer computer networks.

A Rewarding Career is Waiting For You

Our talented Career Services staff has an excellent track record in helping students overcome barriers to landing their dream job. As a result, between 2011 and 2012, 80% of our students who graduated with an Associate degree in Computer Network Management secured exciting jobs in their field of study or a related field. In fact, many top corporations such as Capitol One, Best Buy, Elephant Auto Insurance, Mondial, and Price Waterhouse Coopers have recruited our alumni.

Here is a sampling of the rewarding career paths waiting for you:

  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
  • Computer Network Architects

Take the next step towards advancing your career Computer Network Management. Contact us to learn how to get started.

Program Requirements and Online Options

You can complete your bachelor degree in business administration through classroom instruction at one of our Virginia campuses, through online instruction, or a combination of both online and classroom instruction.

Credits Required Number of Classes
Core Component 45 10
Electives 22.5 5
Arts and Sciences 22.5 5
Total Required for Graduation 90 20

Best-in-Class Faculty

Stratford’s faculty is comprised of the some of the top leaders in the computer field, both in the private and public sectors. All members of our faculty have earned a Master’s degree or a Ph.D. and have extensive industry experience from a broad range of technical professionals. In addition to leading instruction at Stratford, our faculty is comprised of practitioners in the field of information technology. With their expertise, they are equipped to teach underlying business theories, and are in tune with the skill sets and competencies required in the job market.

Our faculty members possess industry experience and research interests in the following areas:

  • Information Technology
  • Information Systems
  • Databases
  • Data Mining
  • Software Development
  • Mobile Development
  • Networking
  • Cybersecurity

State-of the-Art Learning Environments

Stratford offers state-of-the-art teaching facilities, including computer labs that provide the perfect environment for examining the latest software and computer technologies. Our small class sizes allow you to enjoy low student-to-teacher ratios, which encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing between instructors and students. In addition, all classrooms are equipped with computers and are ideal for hands-on lab activities.

An Associate Program that Fits Your Busy Schedule

Stratford offers the convenience of flexible course schedules as well as full and part-time programs. Residential classes are offered day, evening, and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule. All residential classes are blended with a portion of the course delivered online to reduce the time in the classroom. You can complete a class in five or 10 weeks and start your program five times a year (January, March, May, August, and September). The accelerated programs at Stratford University allow students to finish a Bachelor’s degree in 30 months or a Master’s degree in 15 months.

Scheduling flexibility contributes tremendously to student success. Between 2011 and 2012, 100% of part-time students who graduated with an Associate in Applied Science in Computer Network Management and Security completed the program on time.

Visit Student Disclosures to obtain tuition & fees for this program, graduation and employment rates, and other student consumer information on Stratford’s AAS in Computer Network Management and Security program.

Code Name Credits
CIS103
Fundamentals of Information Systems
4.5
CIS141
Hardware Fundamentals
4.5
CIS143
Data Communications
4.5
CIS145
Introduction to Client/Server Technology
4.5
CIS150
Advanced Client/Server Technology
4.5
CIS160
Network Directory Services Management
4.5
CIS162
Linux Operating Systems
4.5
CIS230
Network Security Infrastructure Design
4.5
CIS250
Routers & Switch Configuration in the En
4.5
CIS255
Implementing & Supporting Secure Network
4.5

Students are required to complete 22.5 elective quarter credits. In conjunction with an academic advisor, students will choose from the list of department elective courses to fulfill the elective requirements. Other
elective options may be available with the approval of the Program Dean or faculty advisor.

Code Name Credits
CIS155
Network Infrastructure Management
4.5
CIS202
Fundamentals of Web Technology
4.5
CIS210
Advanced Data Communications
4.5
CIS226
Network Directory & Infrastructure Desig
4.5
CIS206
Database Concepts & Relational Mgmt Sys
4.5
CIS235
Network and Intrusion Forensics
4.5
CIS240
Enterprise Email Architecture
4.5
CIS245
Legal and Ethical Aspects in Digital For
4.5
CIS251
Basic Router & Switch Configuration
4.5
CIS252
Advanced Router & Switch Configuration
4.5
CIS265
Encryption & Cryptography in Digital Fo
4.5
CIS275
Incident Handling and Computer Forensics
4.5
CIS281
Wireless Telecommunications Networks
4.5
CIS291
Current Topics in Information Tech I
4.5
CIS292
Current Topics in Information Tech II
4.5

See the Arts and Sciences Elective Pool Requirements

Code Name Credits