Computer networks are essential to organizations everywhere. Our Network Operations program emphasis provides the skills you need to adapt to a changing IT ecosystem and ensure your enterprise networks are operational and secure.

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Upon graduation, you become a candidate for a broad range of opportunities. Areas of application include government agencies, the U.S. Military, healthcare, education, manufacturing, and retail. Occupations include computer network architect, Internet security analyst, Information systems manager, and network administrator.

The College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) majors feature a common core of courses that develop writing, math, analysis, ethics, and critical thinking skills and include a senior capstone experience.

The Network Operations curriculum consists of hands-on labs and skills in modern networking architectures, advanced routing, cloud computing, network defense, and wireless networking and security.

The Power of a Great University

CAST brings the power of a world-class institution to you by providing access to the faculty and educational resources of the University of Arizona. As a student, you can enjoy the benefits of being an Arizona Wildcat close to home, or wherever life takes you.

Strong Partnerships

You want your hard work to pay off. We work with local community colleges and industry partners to provide you with education and experiential opportunities employers demand. By transferring credits you’ve already earned, you can save both time and money.

The BAS Advantage

CAST is the only college at the University of Arizona that offers career-focused, employer valued, Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree programs –we offer more programs than anyone else. Apply the credits you’ve already earned toward a degree to advance in your present career or begin a new one.

100% Engagement

You know experience matters. We are committed to making available the hands-on learning opportunities that will help you succeed. We call it 100% engagement. Every CAST student can engage in an experience-building internship, practicum, or special project.