DeVry Inc.

DeVry Inc.

August 17, 2005 12:14 ET

Networking Degree Programs Expand DeVry University Online Offerings

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill.--(CCNMatthews - Aug 17, 2005) -

As interest in online education continues to grow, DeVry University announced it will begin offering two new degree programs in the growing networking field through DeVry University Online. A bachelor's degree program in network and communications management and an associate degree program in network systems administration will be available for the September 2005 term.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2002-2012 employment projections, networking is the second fastest growing occupation in the United States, with networking jobs expected to increase by 57 percent.

"Networking is in demand because it cuts across every industry," said Steven P. Riehs, vice president and general manager of DeVry University Online. "Graduates of these programs will be able to tap into career opportunities that exist in fields such as health care, retail, entertainment, and telecommunications, among many others."

DeVry University's network and communications management bachelor's degree program develops skills to create and manage business networks. Students in the network systems administration associate degree program will learn to administer networks for virtually any type of company or organization. The networking curriculum has an emphasis on the latest high-demand technologies, including wireless, security, VOIP, as well as business management skills.

In addition to the two new programs, DeVry University offers five other undergraduate and seven graduate degree programs online. At DeVry University, students have the unique option of mixing and matching online and on-site courses, providing the convenience and flexibility they need, while allowing them to experience all of the benefits of campus life.

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As one of the largest degree-granting higher education systems in North America, DeVry University provides high-quality, career-oriented associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs in technology, business and management. Approximately 53,000 students are enrolled at its 78 locations that are in 22 states and Canada, as well as through DeVry University Online. DeVry University, a division of DeVry Inc. (NYSE:DV), is based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, visit

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