Communication Networks Certificate

Department of Computer Science, College of Information Science & Technology

Vision Statement

The communication network certificate Program is a career program designed to meet the growing industry demand for qualified, highly trained individuals in the field of computer network systems. The certificate is designed to give the working professional both a conceptual view and an in-depth understanding of the latest technologies. The program includes courses ranging from basic concepts such as local area networks to advanced networking concepts such as mobile wireless communication systems and networks.

Program Contact Information

Azad Azadmanesh, PhD, Graduate Program Chair (GPC)
282G Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) 
402.554.3976
azad@unomaha.edu

Ms. Leslie Planos, Advisor
176C Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)
402.554.3819
lplanos@unomaha.edu

Ms. Vanessa Hatfield-Reeker, Advisor
175C Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)
402.554.2073
vhatfield@unomaha.edu

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: March 1

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Resume
    • Submit a resume detailing your work experience and background (if applicable).
  • Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English.  Those who do not hold a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from the U.S., OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a pre-determined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission.  Applicants need to earn a minimum 550 on the written TOEFL: 213 for computer-based: 80 internet-based; 6.5 IELTS; or 53 PTE.

Degree Requirements

Provisional Admission

Students who have not taken an undergraduate data structures course or an introductory communication networks course with a grade of “B-” or better in each course must do so before they will be allowed to continue in the program.

CSCI 3320/8325DATA STRUCTURES (or equivalent)3
CSCI 3550/8555COMMUNICATION NETWORKS (or equivalent)3
Required Courses
If a required course is waived, it must be replaced with another course from the electives listed below.
CSCI 8210ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS3
CSCI 8620MOBILE COMPUTING AND WIRELESS NETWORKS3
Electives
Select two of the following:6
LARGE SCALE NETWORK ANALYSIS ALGORITHMS
GRAPH THEORY & APPLICATIONS
INTERCONNECTION NETWORKS
CRYPTOGRAPHY AND NETWORK SECURITY
FAULT TOLERANT DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS
Total Credits12