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Networking & Telecommunications

Information Networking and Telecommunications at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is about designing, building and managing the infrastructure, connections and devices that deliver Internet-based technology and information. INT is an IT degree that gives students career paths in information technology on both the business and technical sides. Smart homes, smart phones, cybersecurity and data centers require INT professionals to make things work. You need to “think like a hacker,” and this is what you’ll learn in INT. Healthcare, government agencies and private companies need INT professionals to lead them in the best ways to secure and protect their data. You also need, and will learn, IT leadership and professional skills.

Related skills

  • Manage web servers
  • Analyze and configure to fend off hackers
  • Link employees to wireless networks
  • Manage routers and switches in data center
  • Help interconnections
  • Set up voice networks
  • Teach security practices
  • Manage an IT team
  • Implement services like YouTube or Gmail

Places UNK Graduates Work

  • Sprint - Kansas City, Kan.
  • Intellicom - Kearney, Neb.
  • Windstream - Lincoln, Neb.
  • Verizon Business - Dallas, Texas
  • AT&T - Redmond, Wash.
  • The Buckle - Kearney, Neb.
  • Consolidated Telecom - Lincoln, Neb.
  • Cox Communications - Omaha, Neb.
  • NE Central Telephone Co. - Gibbon, Neb.
  • Quest Communications - Omaha, Neb.

Alumni Profile

Tanner Cline

Information Networking and Telecommunications

Tanner credits his internship experience as giving him a better sense of direction for his life. It was his first glimpse into the life of the real IT world and helped him to branch out and discover the latest and greatest. Tanner acknowledges that the University of Nebraska at Kearney provided him with frequent developmental opportunities that put him in situations where he could make a difference. He credits the small class sizes and tremendous faculty for his enriching and enjoyable experience. He notes that a lot of colleges have issues with students getting lost in the crowd, but he never felt this way at UNK. In fact, he says the people he met here along the way seem irreplaceable.