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Network and Server Administration Specialist

Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)

This degree program prepares students to enter the IT field as IT Managers, Systems Administrators, or IT Specialist. The curriculum is focused on cloud, cybersecurity and CIS administration. Students complete 90 credits, resulting in a Network Server Administration AAS.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) Full Time: 6
Part Time: 9

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

English placement into ENGL&101
Math placement into MATH 084 or higher MATH course

  • Install & configure software and upgrades
  • Install, configure & test network devices, servers and workstations
  • Troubleshoot hardware & network problems

Job tests this program will prepare you for:

  • 70-698: Installing and Configuring Windows 10
  • CompTIA: A+, Network+, and Security+ Certificates

For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

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 Cost

Resident Non-Resident International
$11,122.20 $12,682.80 $28,615.50

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


Course Course ID Credits Availability

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

This course is part two of a two-course series that addresses the body of knowledge required for the current CompTIA A+ Certification. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of installing, maintaining, and configuring computer hardware, operating systems, networks, and security. Computer lab fee.

EET 132 5.0

Introduces computers and information systems, including hardware, software, data organization, data communications, systems development, cloud computing, and the constantly changing roles or Information Technology (IT) professionals, and the evolving role of computers in society.

IT 100 5.0

Introduction to basic computing concepts and object orient programming using an object oriented language such as Python, C# or Java. Prereq: IT 115 or instructor's permission.

IT 111 5.0

Understand core protocols, devices, and technologies for wired and wireless networking. Intro to current networking technology for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and the Internet. Introduces key concepts and practices for network security, management, and troubleshooting. Prereq: EET 131 (may be taken concurrently) or permission.

IT 120 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

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

Intermediate course. Covers the organization of UNIX-based hardware components and software tools used by the host administrator to control access, tune the system, and account for system resources used. Focuses on UNIX tools, network schedulers, security, remote access, performance monitoring, and networking aspects of UNIX. Includes multi-user, multi-tasking, time-sharing networked communications, and set-up and maintenance of an Internet server. Prereq: IT 135 or permission.

IT 138 5.0

Introduction to computer network security terminology, technology, and best practices as defined by the Computing Technology Industry Association's vendor neutral Security+ Certification and the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium's vendor neutral Systems Security Certified Practitioner Certification. Prepares students to take the CompTIA Security+ and ISC2 SSCP exams. Prerequisites IT 120, IT 135, or instructor permission.

IT 150 5.0

Students will learn offensive security techniques according to the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) methodology. Tools and testing networks will focus on the Linux operating system. Primary emphasis will be on open source platforms. Prereq: IT 135 and IT 150 or Permission.

IT 157 5.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

This course teaches effective interpersonal communication skills. Students learn communication styles and effective ways to adapt communication to meet business needs. Through individual and group activities, students improve understanding of cultural diversity, non-verbal communication, and individual influences on communication. Techniques for making informal and formal business presentations are also covered. Careful preparation for the employment interview is emphasized.

BUS 236 5.0

This is an overview of basic mathematical applications for electronic circuit analysis. Includes fundamental concepts of operations with numbers, the metric system, fundamental algebraic concepts, graphing, exponential and logarithmic functions, right triangles, basic trigonometric functions, vectors and complex numbers. Prerequisite: MATH 081 or equivalent.

EET 109 5.0

English 101 is a college-level writing course that emphasizes academic writing and major strategies of reading and writing analytically. Writing assignments focus on engaging with and responding to a variety of texts. Instruction encourages students to develop, through revision and reflection, as readers, writers, and critical thinkers. Prereq: Eligibility for ENGL&101.

ENGL& 101 5.0

Course Substitute : Global Studies course

Contact the division office for a list of approved courses.

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Z999_004 5.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

Introduces fiber optics theory and maintenance as applied to Information Technology, Aerospace, Broadband and generic use. Emphasis on hands on labs using industry standard diagnostic test equipment, safety, routing, installation, cleaning, measurement, and inspection processes. Prepare for FOA certification. Prerequisites: Math 081 or placement into Math 084 or instructor permission. Computer Fee.

EET 108 5.0

Introduces hardware architecture and software systems that support web applications, development environments, and systems used to build, test and deploy applications. Explores processes utilized by developers to manage, version, test and deploy their work across *nixes, BSDs, and windows systems.

IT 115 5.0

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Z999_012 10.0