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ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE

Birmingham Campus

  1. Regional Accreditation: Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois, 60604-1413, 800-621-7440, www.ncahlc.org). This means all students attending Herzing University are attending an accredited institution.
  2. State Approval: All programs at the Birmingham Campus of Herzing University are approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (100 North Union Street, P.O. Box 302000, Montgomery, Alabama, 36130-2000, 334-242-1998, www.ache.alabama.gov).
  3. Diploma in Practical Nursing: The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Birmingham Campus is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing (RSA Plaza, 770 Washington Avenue, Suite 250, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104, 334-293-5200, www.abn.alabama.gov). Consequently, graduates of the Practical Nursing program are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a practical nurse. The Diploma in Practical Nursing program at the Birmingham Campus does not have specialized programmatic accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org). ACEN was formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). No representation has been made as to when or if such accreditations will be obtained. New and current students should not plan on the program having said accreditation at the time they graduate. Some employers may prefer applicants from programs that have ACEN accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  4. Associate of Science in Nursing—LPN to RN Bridge: The Associate of Science in Nursing—LPN to RN Bridge program at the Birmingham Campus is approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing (RSA Plaza, 770 Washington Avenue, Suite 250, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104, 334-293-5200, www.abn.alabama.gov). Consequently, graduates of the LPN to RN associate program are eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-RN) licensing exam upon successful completion of the program. Passing this exam allows graduates to apply to the State Board of Nursing for licensure as a registered nurse. The Associate of Science in Nursing—LPN to RN Bridge program at the Birmingham Campus does not have specialized programmatic accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org). ACEN was formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). No representation has been made as to when or if such accreditations will be obtained. New and current students should not plan on the program having said accreditation at the time they graduate. Some employers may prefer applicants from programs that have ACEN accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  5. Paramedic and EMT-Paramedic Programs: The Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic and the Diploma in Emergency Medical Technician—Paramedic programs at the Birmingham Campus are accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida, 33756, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org).
  6. EMT-Basic and EMT-Advanced Program: The Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician—Basic and the Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician—Advanced do not have specialized programmatic accreditation by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida, 33756, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org) and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. New and current students should not plan on the program having said accreditation at the time they graduate. Some employers may prefer graduates from a program with specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this accreditation on their hiring decisions.
  7. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online at the Birmingham Campus are eligible to take the certified paralegal examination through the Association of Legal Assistants (www.nala.org). These online programs are not programmatically approved by the American Bar Association (ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654-7598, 800-285-2221, www.americanbar.org). There are no plans to seek this approval for this online program. Some employers may prefer graduates from an ABA-approved program. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of this approval on their hiring decisions.
  8. Health Information Management: The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and the Associate of Science in Health Information Management programs offered online by Herzing University are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM, 233 North Michigan Avenue, 31st Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60601-5800 312-233-1100, www.cahiim.org). Students enrolling through this campus must take their core HIM courses online. Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information technician (RHIT) certification exam, and graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the registered health information administrator (RHIA) certification exam. Both exams are offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  9. Accounting: The Bachelor of Science in Accounting program at Herzing University, even when combined with the Herzing University MBA, may not fulfill all of the requirements for a graduate to take the certified public accountant (CPA) exam or apply for licensure as a CPA in some states/jurisdictions. In addition to requiring a specific amount of study beyond a bachelor’s degree (typically, a total of 150 semester credit hours, but this varies by jurisdiction), most states/jurisdictions require specific coursework, as well as several years of professional experience working in accounting, to be eligible to apply for licensure. Some states (including, but not necessarily limited to, Texas) require the accounting program to have a specific programmatic accreditation for graduates to apply for licensure as a CPA, which Herzing University programs do not have, and no representation has been made as to when or if such an accreditation will be obtained. Applicants interested in becoming a CPA should check with their state board of accountancy regarding CPA eligibility requirements prior to enrolling in any accounting program. Students planning to pursue certifications other than the CPA exam should also contact the respective certifying organization to confirm requirements for certification prior to enrolling in any accounting program.
  10. Business Programs: Herzing University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, Kansas, 913-631-3009, www.iacbe.org). Herzing University has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education and is eligible to undergo an accreditation review of its business programs. Candidate status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
  11. Other Programs: No other programs at this campus have specialized programmatic accreditation. Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of specialized programmatic accreditation on their hiring decisions.

Information Technology Program Comparison Chart

Program availability varies by location.

ProgramCreditsMonths
Certificate in Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCCNA)164
Certificate in Cloud Infrastructure and Virtualization (CCIV)164
Certificate in COMPtia A+ (CCA+)164
Certificate in Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (CMCSA)164
Diploma/Certificate in Network Systems (DNS/CNS)3312
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology6220
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology With No Minor or Concentration12236
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology With a Concentration in Network Management12236
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology With a Concentration in Security Technology12236
*Average number of months for students to complete program

Certificate and Diploma Programs

All degrees below provide a foundation for students to prepare for certifications in:

  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux +
  • CompTIA Network +
  • MCP - Configuring Windows 8
  • MCP - Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Bachelor's degree students may may also be prepared for the following (based on their elective choices):

  • MCP - Administering Windows Server 2012
  • MCP - Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
  • MCSA - Windows Server 2012 Solutions Associate

For a full list of classes and their corresponding certifications, please talk to your admissions advisor.

Associate of Science in Information Technology

This program provides both the technical know-how and hands-on experience needed to launch a career in this growing field. Students get the core fundamentals of network architecture and security protocols as well as problem-solving practice working on operating systems, routers and switches. Graduates are prepared for jobs in network installation and security as well as network and help desk support. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with no Minor or Concentration

In addition to the solid computer science curriculum, students take in-depth courses in the various aspects of computer networking, firewalls, routers and switches as well as systems administration scripting and security protocols. Graduates are prepared for careers in virtually any public service, private industry or government organization. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a Concentration in Network Management

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology With a Concentration in Network Management curriculum is focused on designing, implementing, and supporting solutions to business problems in the general categories of information technology, information management, and business communications. Download Program Course Sheet

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a Concentration in Security Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology With a Concentration in Security Technology curriculum is focused on designing, implementing, and supporting solutions to business problems in the general categories of information technology, information management, and business communications with emphasis on security technology. The program helps students to develop skills needed to design an organization's security systems procedures, standards, protocols, and policies, as well as ensure that operational security is in compliance with standards. Download Program Course Sheet

 

Get more information

Learn more about this growing career field by speaking with one of our Admissions Advisors. We are happy to provide you with further information about career opportunities and the Herzing University Computer Networking and Security Specialist programs so you can determine which one is right for you.

The information below reflects aggregated data from all of the Herzing University campuses that have students enrolled in the specified program in the specified time period. The information does not reflect data regarding individual campuses unless only one campus had students to report. The reporting period used to obtain this data was 7/1/2012-6/30/2013. If there were less than 10 graduates in a program, median loan debt and on-time completion data were not disclosed for that program to protect the privacy of those students. Tuition and length may vary by campus location. Ranges could not be input for tuition and length, therefore tuition and length reported are the highest tuition rates and longest program length to encompass all campuses. For information regarding specific campus tuition please refer to http://www.herzing.edu/tuition-financial-aid . For a more detailed description of how the data was calculated please refer to the Disclosure Methodology located here http://www.herzing.edu/files/2014Disclosures-Methodology.pdf .

All bachelor’s degree concentrations below provide a foundation for students to prepare for certifications in: CCNA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux +, CompTIA Network +, Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP).

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – No Major or Concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Network Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Security Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Technology Management – Information Technology (except for those associated with NT 210 and NT 341)

IT Certifications Broken Out by Course

CourseCore/ElectiveCertification Test
IS 185 & IS 186Core (All)CompTIA A+
IS 186Elective (All)CompTIA A+ Essentials, exam code 220-701; and CompTIA A+ Practical Application, exam code 220-702
NT 215 or IS 284 & IS 286Core (All)CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
NT 210Elective (All)70-640, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Windows Server 2008
NT 200Elective (All)70-642, The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Windows Server 2008
NT 180Core (All)70-646, Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator (Also 70-680, Windows 7, Configuring)
IS 112Core (All)CompTIA Network+
IS 191Core (All)CompTIA Linux+
IS 282Core (Network Management & Security Technology programs)CompTIA Security+
NT 341Core (Network Management & Security Technology programs)70-662, Exchange Server 2010, Configuring
*Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator

At Herzing, we give you a foundation to help you start working toward certifications.

We build our curriculum specifically so many of our required classes are related to a computer certification. This means you can enhance you employment opportunities by earning certifications in a wide range or areas before graduation!

Depending on their program and choice of electives, the courses and their corresponding certifications may be:

ProgramCourse #Course NameCertification
ASIT*, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT*IS 112Computer Networks 
ASIT**, BSIT**, & BSTM-IT**IS 186Computer Architecture & Troubleshooting IIA+
ASIT*, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT*IS 191Linux AdministrationLinux +
ASIT*, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT*IS 282Network SecuritySecurity +
ASIT**, BSIT**, & BSTM-IT**NT 160Network Operating SystemsExam 70-270 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows XP Professional
ASIT**, BSIT**, & BSTM-IT**NT 170Server Operating SystemsExam 70-646 PRO: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
ASIT*, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT*NT 180Network and Server Operating SystemsExam 70-270 Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows XP Professional
Exam 70-646 PRO: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
ASIT*, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT*NT 200Network InfrastructureExam 70-642 (earns Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS):
Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration)
ASIT**, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT*NT 210Directory Services AdministrationExam 70-640 (earns Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
(MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration)
ASIT*, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT*NT 215Routers and SwitchesCCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
ASIT*, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT*IS 284Routers and Switches ICCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
ASIT**, BSIT**, & BSTM-IT**IS 286Routers and Switches IICCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
ASIT**, BSIT*, & BSTM-IT**NT 341Mail ServersExam 70-236 MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 – Configuration

Students taking and passing the following certifications listed above will earn the Microsoft Certified IT Professional certification (MCITP): 70-640, 70-642, and 70-646.
*Required course in a program.
**Elective course in a program.

Other certifications include:

Other certifications that selected IT programs may assist students in attempting includes:

MCTS: Windows Vista certifications include:

  • Windows Vista, Configuring
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008
  • Active Directory Configuration
  • Network Infrastructure Configuration
  • Applications Infrastructure Configuration

MCITP: Server Administrator

  • Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration)
  • Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration)
  • PRO: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator

MCITP: Enterprise Administrator

  • Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration)
  • Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration)
  • Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration)
  • Windows Vista Configuration
  • Business Desktop Deployment
  • PRO: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator


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