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The Associate of Applied Science in IT Network/Systems is designed for the student who desires a two-year degree program providing current skills leading to employment in the field of information technology. Due to the broad range of careers available in this field, the degree has areas of specialization to accommodate most students’ needs: Digital Media and Network/Systems Administration Technology. Additionally, specific course requirements may be modified to accommodate student career goals with written approval of the Dean. All options emphasize development of the skills necessary to apply current technology toward solution of today’s business problems.

The challenging Network/Systems Administration Emphasis not only prepares students for careers involving data, voice and video communication, and network administration, but also prepares them to operate today’s computer hardware, communication networks, and operating system software. Several courses in the program utilize the Cisco Networking Academy Curriculum that prepares students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Certification Exam. Preparation for additional certifications (Microsoft Certified Systems Associate [MCSA], Linux Professional Institute [LPI], etc.) is available through this curriculum. CIT 2001 - CIT Internship is available for students interested in improving their technical skills and making contacts within the industry.


The Network/Systems Administration Technical Certificate prepares students not only for careers involving data, voice and video communication and network administration, but also to operate today’s computer hardware, communication networks and operating system software. Several courses in the program utilize the Cisco Networking Academy Curriculum and will prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Certification Examination. Preparation for additional certifications (Microsoft Certified Systems Associate [MCSA], Linux Professional Institute [LPI], etc.) is available through this curriculum. The certificate may be applied to the AAS in Information Technology Network Technology Emphasis or may be used as one of the technical disciplines required for the AAS in General Technology. CIS Internships are available for students interested in improving their technical skills and making contacts within the industry.


The Network/Systems Administration Certificate of Proficiency
is designed for students to learn the fundamental skills of computer hardware and software repair. Students will learn basic skills in network technologies and equipment, tools and techniques for personal computer repair, managing routing and switching technology and basic network wiring and physical layer technologies for an entry level position in computer systems administration. This degree is stackable with other certificates and degrees offered allowing completion of additional degrees in network/systems administration. Upon completion of this certificate of proficiency, graduates will be prepared to take the industry certification exam, CompTIA A+. Students completing this degree are prepared for an entry position as a computer repair technician or Linux System Operator.

Courses and Requirements AAS Network Systems Degree Plan

Network/Systems Technical Certificate Degree Plan

Network/Systems Certificate of Proficiency Degree Plan