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Computer Systems Network Administration

The Network Administration Associate of Applied Science degree prepares the candidate to support business information technology needs in the global economy. Data communications networks, once thought a luxury, are a mainstay of modern commerce and a requirement of the global marketplace. East Texas companies daily use modern data communications technology to remain competitive. The need for trained network technicians to maintain these data communication networks is more present than ever.

Area companies needing qualified personnel include financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies, and accounting firms; educational institutions such as public school districts, private schools and colleges; area hospitals and medical offices; law offices; telecommunication companies such as cable, wireless carriers, and phone companies; municipal government offices; manufacturers; IT firms such as resellers, ISPs, software developers; and many other industries in the greater East Texas area.

A course of study in Network Administration will include training in skills needed to install, configure, and troubleshoot basic networking hardware, peripherals, and protocols. Training also includes basic PC hardware and operating system installation, configuration and support. Additional areas of study include network operating systems, and network administration.

Computer Systems Networking Administration Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Systems Networking Administration Technology will:

  • Install, administer, and support computer network technology.
  • Effectively communicate with customers and colleagues in a professional manner.
  • Carry out tasks with respect of legal factors, standard operating policies, and standard industry practices.

The Network Administration program require that students demonstrate basic reading, writing and mathematical skills before enrolling.

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