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Networking, Information and Communications Technology

Networking, Information & Communications Technology at Illinois Tech

Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) Voice and Data Communication Technology, a graduate degree or certificate program, includes coursework covering the networking of voice (VoIP), video, and information and communications technology.

It is designed to help students and experienced information technology professionals become networking, voice, video, and data communications managers and leaders.

Coursework will enhance your technology skills and prepare you for leadership and management with a better understanding of communications and networking operations and management.

What Will I Learn?

The curriculum emphasizes a comprehensive understanding of issues such as data networks and the Internet; telecommunications technology; voice communications over data networks; network administration and operations; wireless technologies and applications; vulnerability analysis and control; cloud computing; cyber security; intelligent device applications; mobile device forensics; rich Internet applications; project management; networking and telecommunications management; open source operating systems; Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC); Session Initiation Protocol (SIP); Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1); Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE), Session Traversal Utilities for NAT (STUN), and Traversal Using Relay NAT (TURN).

Where Will I Take Classes?

Courses are offered by IIT’s School of Applied Technology and are taught by experts in the field with significant academic knowledge and years of experience in managing and operating voice and data communication technology in business, industry and government service.

Career Outlook

A degree in Information Technology and Management with a specialization in Networking, Information, and Communications Technology provides you with knowledge and skills that qualifies you for a variety of careers in the Information Technology field.

  • Voice/Data System Analyst
  • Communications Analyst
  • Director Voice and Data Communications
  • Manager Voice and Data Communications
  • Network Operations Analyst

This is a list of actual Information Technology positions that you may obtain as a result of completing your degree. This list is not comprehensive, and is not a guarantee of employment, but is meant to introduce you to the variety of possible career choices available to ITM degree graduates.

Students from this program are highly recruited by private and public sectors.

Popular Courses in Networking, Information & Communications Technology

ITMD 565 Rich Internet Applications
ITMM 575 Networking and Telecommunications Management
ITMO 456 Introduction to Open Source Operating Systems
ITMO 540 Introduction to Data Networks and the Internet
ITMO 541 Network Administration and Operations


Courses are offered by IIT’s School of Applied Technology and IIT Chicago-Kent College of
Law and are taught by experts in the field with significant academic knowledge and years of
experience in the Networking, Information and Communications Technology realm in both industry and government



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