All areas of the private and public sectors are in need of Network Systems Administrators. This two-year degree prepares the student to enter the workforce as a Network Systems Administrator or continue on to a four-year degree. Graduates will learn how to maintain computer hardware and software, install and manage various server platforms, and provide customer service for a variety of users and environments. Graduates will also learn many modern database, Internet, operating system, and server technologies.
NOTE: The student must either have A+ Certification or set up a plan with their advisor to obtain it before graduation. No diploma will be awarded until the student has A+ certification.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(20 Courses)
Course Title Credits
CST 1000 Computer Basics
CST 1072 Windows Workstation Support
CST 1600 Relational Database Design
CST 1611 Web Server Administration
CST 1700 CCNA R & S Introduction to Networks
CST 1701 CCNA R & S Routing and Switching Essentials
CST 1802 Helpdesk Diagnostics
CST 1861 Command Line and Registry
CST 2274 Windows Server Install and Configure
CST 2276 Windows Server Advanced Services
CST 2284 Network Security
CST 2505 Introduction to Linux
CST 2608 Linux Server Administration
CST 2702 CCNA R & S Scaling Networks
CST 2703 CCNA R & S Connecting Networks
CST 2802 Helpdesk Management
CST 2823 Network Intrusion
CST 2840 Wireless LAN Networking
CST 2845 VoIP Networking
CST 2895 Customer Service
Total Credits: 46  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 49 while the section is listed as having 46 credits.
Elective Courses
(select 1 credit from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
CST 1025 Network Basics
CST 1261 Applications Support
CST 1510 System Diagnostics
CST 1511 Storage Media Diagnostics
CST 1602 Advanced Databases
CST 1615 Introduction to Perl
CST 1620 C# Programming
CST 1640 Introduction to Java
CST 1794 Introduction to Programming
CST 1801 Visual Basic I
CST 1802 Helpdesk Diagnostics
CST 2504 A+ Certification Preparation
CST 2514 Printer Diagnostics
CST 2602 Visual Basic II
CST 2612 Advanced Perl
CST 2622 NetWare Server Administration
CST 2641 Introduction to Mobile Applications
CST 2642 Java Servlets
CST 2802 Helpdesk Management
CST 2881 CST Internship 1*
CST 2950 Special Topics 1-6*
MMDT 1021 HTML and CSS
MMDT 1022 HTML II and Javascript
MMDT 1144 Multimedia and the Web
MMDT 1145 Data Driven Web
MMDT 1146 PHP Programming
Total Credits: 1  
Elective Courses
(select 4 credits from the courses below)
Course Title Credits
GSCM 1102 Applied Written Communications
GSCM 1112 Applied Oral Communications
GSCM 1122 Applied Oral and Written Communications 2-3*
GSCM 1132 Applied Technical Writing
GSMS 1222 Applied Elementary Algebra
Total Credits: 4  
Elective Courses
(select 1 credit from the courses below)
You may instead take an additional course from the General Studies Applied list above.
Course Title Credits
GSIS 1502 Human Relations
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
GSWS 1432 Problem Solving/Decision Making
GSWS 1442 Team Development
Total Credits: 1  
Total Diploma Credits: 52  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.