Network Administrator Certificate

Program Description

This certificate is offered at the Quad Cities Campus.

The Network Administrator Certificate prepares students for entry level into network administration. Students will plan, install, configure, administer, troubleshoot, and maintain networks using Windows Server Operating System. Students will take courses in Windows Server, Linux operating systems, Cisco and basic network security. Several of the courses prepare students for certification exams including CompTIA’s Network+, Security+ and Microsoft’s MCP.

Students enrolling in this program to continue their education, may do so with the Computer Information Technology Network Administration Track AAS.


Gainful Employment

Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.

Network Administrator Certificate

Suggested Courses

Course (Credit Hours):

First Semester

ITS 112 Operating Systems (3)
ITS 125 IT Professional Skills (1)
NETW 120 Basic Computer Networks (3)
NETW 125 Cisco I (3)
NETW 170 Intro to Information Security (3)
NETW 210 Windows Workstation – Fall Only (3)

Second Semester

NETW 145 Cisco II (3)
NETW 215 Windows Server – Spring Only (3)
NETW 255 Advanced Networking/N+ Prep (3)
NETW 274 Ethical Hacking and Security – Spring Only (3)
NETW 280 Network Defense – Spring Only (3)

Minimum total hours required for degree: 31