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

Computer Network Support Specialists

Median wages (2016)     $30.13 hourly, $62,670 annual

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

Projected job openings (2016-2026)        16,500

 

Computer Network Architects

Median wages (2016)     $48.66 hourly, $101,210 annual

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

Projected job openings (2016-2026)        11,700

 

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Median wages (2016)     $38.32 hourly, $79,700 annual

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

 

Computer Systems Analysts

Median wages (2016)     $41.93 hourly, $87,220 annual

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

Projected job openings (2016-2026)        44,800


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

Degrees and Certificates

Delivery Mode

Associate of Applied Science 

Network Systems Administrator 

60 credit hours, two years full-time 

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Central Campus Evening & Weekend

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Certificate of Completion

IT Network Analyst

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

Central Campus Day 

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

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Certificate of Completion

Telecommunications Technician

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

Central Campus Day 

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

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Occupational Skills Achievement Certificate

Network Administrator (OSA)

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

Central Campus Day 

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

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