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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 UNIX/Linux, Microsoft, and Cisco operating system configuration, management, and security. 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
90.0

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:

  • CCNA Routing & Switches
  • CCNET
  • Microsoft:70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft - 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft - 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
  • 70-698: Installing and Configuring Windows 10
  • CompTIA: A+, Network+, and Security+ Certificates

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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 : $10,444.50
  • NonResident Cost : $11,814.30
  • International Student Cost : $26,920.80

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.

Worker Friendly


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

  • 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.

Worker Friendly


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

  • Evening
  • Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.

Worker Friendly


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

  • Daytime
  • Courses offered between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM

Coursework

Course Course ID Credits Availability

This course provides an introduction to basic computer hardware and operating systems. The focus is A+ Certification and addresses foundational computer hardware to include system boards, microprocessors, bios, hard drives, CDROMs, as well as the basics of the Windows Operating Systems. Troubleshooting from both a hardware and software approach is introduced. The curriculum is produced by Hewlett Packard for Ciso Systems. Computer Fee.

EET 131 5.0

This course is the second half of IT Essentials. It provides an introduction to Network Operating Systems to include Windows 98, Windows 2000 and Linux. The fundamentals of operating system installation, configuration and maintenance are addressed as well as the basics of the local area network. The course lays the foundation of basic information required for operating system administration or networking administration. Prerequisites: EET 131 or instructor permission. Computer Fee.

EET 132 5.0

Do you want to know how to program a computer? Can you debug a control structure that is using an array? If you like working puzzles and solving problems, you'll like programming. This class is designed to give you a basic understanding of the programming field. You will learn how to solve problems through programming logic and design and how to use efficient troubleshooting techniques to find and correct errors. English language placement into ENG 101 is recommended. Computer Fee.

IT 102 5.0

Provides the knowledge and skills to install and configure Microsoft Windows on stand-alone and client computers that are part of a workgroup or domain. Also provides the prerequisite knowledge and skills required for IT 126, Windows Network Infrastructure. Prerequisites: EET 131 or instructor permission. Computer Fee.

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 installing Windows Servers in host and compute environments, implementing high availability, and maintaining and monitoring server environments. Prereq: IT 122 or permission.

IT 124 5.0

Introduces networking features and functionalities available 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

Intro to the Linux operating system. Includes the fundamental GNU and UNIX commands, system installation, packages and libraries, file editing, and file management. Strongly recommended: Computer and Windows Operating System experience. Computer Fee.

IT 135 5.0

This is a second course in Linux. Covers the organization of Linux-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 Linux tools, network schedulers, security, remote access, performance monitoring and networking aspects of Linux. Includes multi-user, multi-tasking, time-sharing networked communications and setup and maintenance of an Internet server. Prereq: IT 135 or permission.

IT 138 5.0

Examines routing & switching technologies for IT networks. First of three courses that prepare students for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) & Cisco Certified Network Associate(CCNA) exams. Examines industry standards, IT network terminology, basic configuration of routers and switches, the TCP/IP protocol suite, LANs, WANs, the OSI model, Ethernet cabling and tools, IPv4 & IPv6 addressing. Prereq: EET131 or instructor permission. Computer fee.

IT 142 5.0

Continuation of IT 142. Covers LANs & WANs using Ethernet, High Level Data Link Control (HDLC), Transport Control and Internet (TCP/IP) protocols, LAN switching, Virtual LANs (VLANs), Cisco router & switch configuration, IPv4 & IPv6 addressing, static routing, Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing and network administration. Prerequisites: IT 142 or instructor permission. Computer fee.

IT 144 5.0

Continuation of IT 142 and 144. Covers configuring Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs); IPv4 & IPv6 routing using Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing protocol (EIGRP) and Multi-Area Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocol; WAN protocols include High Level Data Link Control (HDLC), Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) and frame relay; maintaining and troubleshooting networks. Prerequisites: IT 144 or instructor permission. Computer fee.

IT 146 5.0

Introduction to computer network security terminology, technology, and best practices as defined by CompTIA's (Computing Technology Industry Association) vendor neutral Security + Certification and ISC2's (International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium) vendor neutral SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner) Certification. Prepares students to take the CompTIA Security+ and ISC2 SSCP exams. Prerequisites IT 124, IT 135, IT 142 or instructor permission.

IT 150 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 angle triangles, basic trig functions, vectors and complex numbers. Prerequisite: MAT 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: Placement into ENGL&101.

ENGL&101 5.0

Course Substitute : Global Studies course

Contact the division office for a list of approved courses.

5.0
Course Course ID Credits Availability

Please see Advising for list of approved courses

10.0