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 (2019)     $54.18 hourly,  $112,690 annual

Projected growth (2018-2028)    Average (4% to 6%) 

Projected job openings (2018-2028)        12,200

Computer Network Support Specialists

Median wages (2019)     $30.51 hourly, $63,460 annual

Projected growth (2018-2028)    Average (5% to 6%)

Projected job openings (2018-2028)        17,400

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Median wages (2019)     $40.15 hourly, $83,510 annual

Projected growth (2018-2028)    Average (4% to 6%)

Projected job openings (2018-2028)        29,300

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

Know Your Path? CTC Pathway

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.

Degrees & Certificates Delivery Mode
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Network Systems Administrator

60 credit hours, two years full-time 
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IT Network Analyst (CC)
16 credit hours | Fully stackable
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Network Server & Cloud Administrator (CC)
25 credit hours | 7 of 8 courses stack
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Telecommunications Technician (CC)
26 credit hours, one-year full time or part-time | 5 of 8 courses stack
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IT Industry Certification Preparation Program (CC)
19 credit hours, less than one-year full time
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Network Administrator (OSA)
12 credit hours, one semester full time | 3 of 4 courses stack
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Contact the Department

Office: 254.526.1164

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 Computer Information Technology & Systems