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ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE

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  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 of Wisconsin Approval: All programs offered through Herzing University Online are approved by the State of Wisconsin Educational Approval Board (P.O. Box 8696, Madison, Wisconsin, 53708-8696, 608 266-1996, www.eab.state.wi.us).
  3. Approvals in Other States for Distance Learning: Herzing University has made a good-faith effort to follow each individual state’s regulations concerning offering distance educational programs in that respective state. Students should investigate and ensure that the program they desire, if offered in a distance/online format, meets the requirements of the profession in their state. Herzing University is not enrolling new students in the following states: Arkansas, District of Columbia, and Wyoming. Not all programs are available in all states. Contact the Online Admissions Office for program availability at onl-info@herzing.edu or 866-508-0748.
  4. Nursing Programs: The Bachelor of Science in Nursing—Bridge program offered by Herzing University Online is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036-1120, 202-887-6791, www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). Applicants should check with their applicable state board of nursing before enrolling in any online nursing program. For additional information, e-mail your questions to states@herzing.edu.
  5. Medical Assisting Services: The Diploma in Medical Assisting Services and the Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Services programs offered through Herzing University Online are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES, 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314, North Falls Church, Virginia, 22043, 703-917-9503, www.abhes.org). Consequently, graduates are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification exam offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants.
  6. Health Information Management: The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and the Associate of Science in Health Information Management programs offered through Herzing University Online 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). Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management from Herzing University Online 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).
  7. Legal Studies: Graduates of the Associate of Science in Legal Studies and the Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies programs available online from Herzing University Online 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 these online programs. 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. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
Diploma/Certificate in Cisco Networking (DCN/CCN)258
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 Microsoft Networking (DMN/CMN)258
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
Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology Management With a Minor in Information Technology12436
*Average number of months for students to complete program

Certificate and Diploma Programs

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


All Information Technology bachelor’s degree concentrations below include certification prep for: CCNA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux +, CompTIA Network +, Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP).

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

Bachelor of Science in Technology Management – Information Technology

In addition to the concentration courses in networking and security, students take classes in business and leadership to gain the knowledge required for effective management of resources, including a team of technology professionals. 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.

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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