School of Information Technology
School of Information Technology

Network Systems Administration: A 7-Quarter Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
Webster, TX Campus

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This program exposes students to a variety of fundamental skills utilized in entry-level computer network systems administration positions. Students will be exposed to various aspects of network hardware and software maintenance and monitoring, configuring and supporting a local area network (LAN) and a wide area network (WAN), Internet systems and segments of network systems.

Career Opportunities

This program offers graduates an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that can help them pursue careers in a variety of entry-level systems network administration and support positions, such as network administrator, network technician, network specialist, information technology specialist, local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) administrator.

Graduates who have difficulty distinguishing colors may not be able to perform the essential functions of various positions involving network systems administration.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to the Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

School Equipment

Students will have the opportunity to use the following school equipment as required throughout the program: computer systems, network hubs, patch panels, printers and other common computer peripherals.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 20 to 40 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Course Number Course Quarter
Credit Hours
Units of
Course Time
of Classes
Program Total Credit Hours 93.0
Scheduled Units of Course Time of Classes in the Program 1315
General Education Courses
CO2520T Communications 4.5 54
EN1320T Composition I 4.5 67
EN1420T Composition II 4.5 54
MA1210T College Mathematics I 4.5 54
MA1310T College Mathematics II 4.5 54
SP2750T Group Theory 4.5 54
Subtotal 27.0 337
Core Courses
NT1110T Computer Structure and Logic 4.5 67
NT1210T Introduction to Networking 4.5 67
NT1230T Client-Server Networking I 4.5 67
NT1310T Physical Networking 4.5 67
NT1330T Client-Server Networking II 4.5 67
NT1430T Linux Networking 4.5 67
NT2580T Introduction to Information Security 4.5 67
NT2640T IP Networking 4.5 67
NT2670T Email and Web Services 4.5 67
NT2799T Network Systems Administration Capstone Project 4.5 72
PT1420T Introduction to Programming 4.5 67
PT2520T Database Concepts 4.5 67
Subtotal 54.0 809
General Studies Courses
GS1140T Problem Solving Theory 4.5 54
GS1145T Strategies for the Technical Professional 4.5 67
GS2745T Advanced Strategies for the Technical Professional+ 3.0 48
Subtotal 12.0 169

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

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Nick Collins
Information Technology - Computer Network Systems
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2007
Omaha, NE

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