Network Systems Technology

Associate in Science

This program is designed to provide the education and skill development to prepare students for entry-level employment or supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in the field.   Students will be exposed to current industry concepts and standards through hands-on practical applications in the area of network develop, installation, maintenance, and support.

After successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic computer network maintenance and support.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of computer networking.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of common operating system concepts and associated practices.
  • Demonstrate fundamental proficiency in network security essentials.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in technical communications and workplace protocols.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of project management concepts and processes.

Program Details

  • 60 Credits
  • 2-Year program

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Career Outlook*

Employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for information technology (IT) workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.

The median annual wage for network and computer systems administrators was $79,700 in May 2016.

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*All career data on this page, such as occupation description, career outlook and salary information reflects the national average and was sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.