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Wentworth’s Computer Networking students learn how to apply cutting-edge technology to design, manage, and secure the complex networks and systems that organizations depend on in their information technology infrastructure. These systems provide the backbone for the operations of top companies around the world.
  • Forging Real-World Skills in the Classroom

    Wentworth Computer Networking students  in computer networks (switching, routing), system and network administration, computer and network security, operating systems, web programming, databases, and project management. Students can take courses in our specialized networking lab provides students with project-based, practical learning opportunities in network configuration, security, and operations. 

    Wentworth Computer Networking graduates work in network administration, network engineering, system administration, database administration, web design, operations support, and security.

    Co-op Experience with Top Employers 

    Through Wentworth’s strong network of employers, including many alumni, Computer Networking students obtain professional experience during their two required cooperative work semesters. Partners hiring our co-op students include Akamai Technologies, athenahealth, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Raytheon, Spark Technology, Starry, and The Broad Institute.

  • The Wentworth Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

    For program objectives, outcomes and enrollment and degree data, please visit the Computer Networking Accreditation Information page.

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  • Students in Computer Networking gain valuable skills in switching and routing, network and computer security, administration, web development, databases, and scripting. Coursework emphasizes practical applications of these skills in designing, configuring, documenting, and maintaining complex systems. Students also apply these skills directly in the work environment through two required co-op work semesters beginning junior year.

    Visit the Course Catalog for information about program requirements.

    For an overview of the year-by-year experience in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking program, see "What You'll Learn" below.

What You’ll Learn

  • Year 1

    You’ll establish a foundation for your Computer Networking program by taking Computer Science I & II, Introduction to Networks, and Routing & Switching. These will be supported by introductory math courses.

  • Year 2

    Second-year computer networking students dive further into key concepts with courses like Networking Administration and Computer Organization. 

    An optional pre co-op work term is available to students during the summer semester.

  • Year 3

    In the fall and summer semesters of your third year, you’ll continue to bolster your computer networking knowledge with courses that focus on Computer Security and System Administration. You’ll also be able to supplement your core program courses with electives in your desired area of study.

    In the spring, you’ll begin the first of two required co-ops.

  • Year 4

    In the fall, you’ll go on your second required co-op to gain more hands-on industry experience.

    The remainder of your program allows you to round out your networking knowledge, as well as work on your senior project in your final semester.

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