Computer & Network Systems Administration
The Computer and Network Systems Administration program prepares students for employment in a wide variety of positions in the information technology field. Students work in a “live” network environment, managing their own servers, clients, routers, and switches by applying concepts learned in the theory classroom. The combination of theory and hands-on lab exercises allows CNSA students to acquire comprehensive skills in the following technical areas: The internal operation of personal and server computer systems; the physical infrastructure of local and wide area networks; the design and management of computer networks; the administration of Microsoft Windows and non-Windows server and client operating systems; the design and development of Windows-based and web-based applications; the management and design of relational databases; and the integration of enterprise software applications to solve business problems.
Upon completion of the program, graduates of the CNSA program have obtained employment in information technology as systems administrators, network administrators, network technicians, PC technicians, help desk analysts, systems engineers, structured data cabling installers, application programmers, web application developers, web administrators, database administrators, and sales engineers. High school prerequisites for this program are Algebra I & II, and a GPA of at least 2.5.
A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
- Solve business problems by applying sound information technology principles.
- Implement and administer a broad range of information technology systems, networks, and applications.
- Manage information technology projects from conceptualization through implementation.
- Make significant contributions as a member of an information technology team.
- Explain with authority current technologies and standards in the field.
- Maintain information technology skills through appropriate industry certifications and/or continuing education.
- Demonstrate a strong professional work ethic.
- Protect and preserve a business organization’s critical information assets from all threats.