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. Graduates will learn how to 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 adviser to obtain it before graduation. No degree will be awarded until the student has A+ certification.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(13 Courses)
Course Title Credits
CST 1072 Windows Workstation Support
CST 1611 Web Server Administration
CST 1700 CCNA R & S Introduction to Networks
CST 1701 CCNA R & S Routing and Switching Essentials
CST 1803 Help Desk Technologies
CST 1861 Command Line and Registry
CST 2274 Windows Server Install and Configure
CST 2276 Windows Server Advanced Services
CST 2284 Network Security
CST 2608 Linux Server Administration
CST 2800 Cloud Services
CST 2823 Network Intrusion
CST 2840 Wireless LAN Networking
Total Credits: 39  
Elective Courses
Choose 11 credits from any CST, General Studies, MnTC Goal 1 or MnTC Goal 4 courses as approved by advisor.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 11  
Total Diploma Credits: 50