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Network Administration

Purpose: The Certificate in Network Administration is designed to provide students with the knowledge to administer local area networks. The student will be exposed to the theory and practice of network administration enabling them to manage enterprise critical resources.

Occupational Objectives: 

  • Network Technician
  • Network Manager
  • Network Administrator
  • System Technician

Compliments the professions of:
MIS Director, IT Director ,General Manager, and Supervisor

Ideal for the small business worker who has the responsibility of supporting a small to medium size local area network in addition to other job duties.

Admission Requirements:  Admission to the program is governed by the established admission requirements to the College.  Prior knowledge of computer hardware, software and Internet is preferred.  A degree in information systems, management or other business/technical program would be extremely helpful.

Program Requirements:  The curriculum in Network Administration is designed to fulfill two goals.  The first goal is to prepare the student for certification as a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) and to receive the CompTIA Network+ certification.  The MCP certification is a Microsoft certification that involves taking and passing one Microsoft certification exam. Becoming an MCP is the first step in becoming a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) or Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). Business and industry recognize Microsoft Certified Professionals as experts in their respective field.  The second goal is for the student to actually be able to plan, implement, and service a local area network (LAN).  The student is provided with the basic knowledge needed to understand the working relationship of LAN components on an enterprise basis.  Emphasis is placed on problem solving and meeting the challenges associated with enterprise wide LAN administration.

Delivery Modes: Program is available through web-based, traditional or on-site courses.

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
ITN 113Active Directory303
ITN 101Introduction to Network Concepts303
ITN 112Network Infrastructure303
ITN 111Server Administration303
Semester Total12012
Second Semester
ITN 154Network Fundamentals, Router Basics and Configuration (ICNDI) - CISCO324
ITN 155Switching, Wireless, and WAN Technologies (ICND2) - CISCO324
ITN 156Basic Switching & Routing - CISCO303
ITN 170Linux System Administration303
Semester Total12414

Total Minimum Credits for the Career Studies Certificate in Network Administration ... 26

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Degree: Career Studies Certificate
Program Code: 221-732-01
Program Length: 2 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 26
Distance Learning Option Available
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Program Advisor
Crystal Dye
276.964.7250
Davis Hall Room 229