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 degree will be awarded until the student has A+ certification.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(22 Courses)
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
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
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
Total Credits: 52  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 55 while the section is listed as having 52 credits.
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
(select 14 credits from the courses below)
Select 14 credits from at least two additional goal areas. The following courses are recommended:
Course Title Credits
ECON 190 Personal Finance
PHIL 110 Logic and Critical Thinking
Total Credits: 14  
Total AAS Degree Credits: 66