Explore Academic Programs - Network Systems Administration


Network Systems Technicians safeguard the network, ensure traffic flows smoothly and maintain reliability and security. As a network technician, you can have the skills and knowledge to be valuable in literally any industry that needs to stay connected.

In your job, you will install, configure, support and monitor an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system.


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Telecommunications Engineering Specialists

Median wages (2017)     $50.31 hourly, $104,650 annual

Projected growth (2016-2026)    Average (5% to 9%) 

Projected job openings (2016-2026)        11,700

Computer Network Support Specialists

Median wages (2017)     $29.97 hourly, $62,340 annual

Projected growth (2016-2026)    Average (5% to 9%) Average (5% to 9%)

Projected job openings (2016-2026)        16,500

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Median wages (2017)     $38.99 hourly, $81,100 annual

Projected growth (2016-2026)    Average (5% to 9%) Average (5% to 9%)


* Further study (bachelor's degree) required | ** Study beyond bachelor's degree required

Degrees and Certificates

This program offers different pathways, and you can choose your final destination. Students may pursue an associate degree or certificate. The certificate develops skills for more immediate employability. The associate degree adds additional specialized coursework along with more general academic courses.

Network Systems Administration Pathways

Delivery Mode

Associate of Applied Science 

Network Systems Administrator 

60 credit hours, two years full-time 

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Certificate of Completion

IT Network Analyst

16 credit hours, one semester full time or part-time

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Certificate of Completion

IT Industry Certification Preparation Program

19 credit hours, less than one year full time

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Certificate of Completion

Telecommunications Technician

28 credit hours, three semesters full time or part-time

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Occupational Skills Achievement Certificate

Network Administrator (OSA)

14 credit hours, one semester full time or part-time

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