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Network and Server Administration Specialist


This certificate is designed for college graduates who want to specialize in UNIX/Linux, Microsoft and Cisco OS configuration, management, and security. The curriculum includes information security concepts and best-practices, and industry certification (CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco, etc.) preparation. Students complete 40 credits, resulting in a Network Server Administration Certificate.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Certificate Full Time: 3
Part Time: 5

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Course Substitute : CompTIA A-+ Certification for EET 131 & EET 132

First of two courses that addresses the body of knowledge required for the current CompTIA A+ Certification. The emphasis is on the fundamentals of installing, maintaining, and configuring computer hardware; operating systems; networks; and security. Course Prerequisite: Ability to use an internet browser and create a document with a word processor. Computer lab fee.

EET 131 5.0

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss specific career goals and recommended coursework.

Job tests this program will prepare you for:

  • CCNA Routing & Switches
  • Microsoft Exams:

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All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time

  • Resident Cost : $4,765.20
  • NonResident Cost : $5,401.60
  • International Student Cost : $12,276.80

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Online: Coursework is generally completed over the internet, within a quarterly timeframe, contact with instructor via email. Some courses may require limited on-campus visits.
  • Hybrid: Hybrid courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" with online content, lessons and activities.
  • Evening: Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.
  • Daytime: Courses offered between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM


Other courses may be substituted for courses below with permission of Program Coordinator. See advising for list of approved courses.

Course Course ID Credits Availability

Gain a basic understanding of the programming field. Learn to solve problems through programming logic and design and use efficient troubleshooting techniques to find and correct errors. This class features JavaScript, the language of interactive web pages. Recommended for students considering careers in application development, IT security, or network and server administration.

IT 102 5.0

Provides the knowledge and skills to install, configure, and secure Microsoft Windows on stand-alone and client computers that are part of a workgroup or domain. Prerequisites: EET 131, IT 120, IT 142, or instructor permission.

IT 122 5.0

For those new to Microsoft Windows Server and responsible for installing, configuring, securing, managing and supporting a network infrastructure using Microsoft Windows Server. Provides knowledge and skills for designing a Microsoft Windows Active Directory Services infrastructure. Prereq: IT 122 or permission.

IT 124 5.0

Introduces networking features and functionalities availale in Windows Server. Students will learn to implement and manage DNS, DHCP, and IPAM; deploy remote access solutions such as VPN and RADIUS; manage DFS and branch cache solutions; and configure high performance network features. Provides the prerequisite knowledge and skills for IT 128. Prerequisites: IT 124 or instructor permission.

IT 126 5.0

Course Substitute : IT 138 - UNIX for Network Administration (5 credits) or IT 140 - Network Management - UNIX (5 credits)

Using Linux, this course provides an introduction to the UNIX operating system. Includes the fundamental UNIX commands, the UNIX file system, vi editor, UNIX shells and shell programming. Experience using a computer and working with the Windows operating system is strongly recommended. Computer Fee.

IT 135 5.0

Provides experience in networking, covering networking terminology and protocols, LANs, WANs, OSI model, cabling, cabling tools, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, network standards, and the use of decision-making and problem-solving techniques to solve networking problems. Prerequisites: EET 131, IT 120, IT 142, or instructor permission.

IT 142 5.0

The second of three classes, provides instruction in safety, networking, network protocols, LANs, WANs, Ethernet, LAN switching, Router IOS, TCP/IP Addressing, Router configuration, dynamic routing, static routing, and the network administrator's role and function, and the use of decision-making and problem-solving techniques to solve networking problems. Prerequisites: IT 142 or instructor permission. Computer Fee.

IT 144 5.0

The third of three classes extends the student's knowledge and practical experience with configuring LANs, VLANs, switching, wireless, Wide Area Networks (WANs), network troubleshooting and management. Protocols covered include 802.1D, 802.11, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), BGP, DHCP, NAT/PAT, and Ipv6. Prerequisites: IT 142, IT 144, or instructor permission. Computer Fee.

IT 146 5.0