Help Technology Keep Information Flowing
Get ready to build, maintain and protect network systems. Secure, always-on networks are critical to business success today. Gear up for your future with an Associate Degree in Network Systems Administration from DeVry University. You can take steps toward a more fulfilling new chapter by earning your associate in network administration online, or in a blended campus and online setting.
Get to Know Our Associate Degree in Network Systems Administration
Computer and communication networks support all kinds of technologies, from long-distance file sharing to instant messaging. Building and maintaining these networks is the responsibility of network systems administration pros. An associate degree in Network Systems Administration from DeVry can prepare you with the skills needed to build and maintain such network systems. Our degree program gives you the opportunity to prepare for certifications such as the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
You’ll also work with experienced professors and learn the tools and techniques embraced by industry leaders such as Cisco Systems to install and configure routers & switches, troubleshoot common problems and monitor network performance. Become familiar with technologies that you may experience out in the field when you enroll in this program.
Classes Start Every 8 Weeks
Earn your Associate Degree in Network Systems Administration in as little as 1 year + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.
*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
Graduates of our Network Systems Administration associate degree program may consider careers such as:
Computer Digital Forensic Investigator
Computer Network Support Specialist
Applicants for jobs in the justice administration field may be subject to pre-employment screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal background checks, drug and/or alcohol testing, physical and/or psychological examinations and credit checks. Unsatisfactory screening results may disqualify an applicant for a position in the justice administration field. Additional government-required training programs may be necessary to obtain employment in this field.
Employment in this occupation may require years of relevant experience.
Core Degree Courses
|NETW191||Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking|
|NETW211||Fundamentals of Cloud Computing|
|NETW260||Intermediate Information Technology and Networking I|
|NETW270||Intermediate Information Technology and Networking II|
General Degree Courses
|ETHC232||Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions|
|SOCS1852||Culture and Society|
|MATH114||Algebra for College Students|
Personal and Professional Development
|COLL148||Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving|
Business and Computing Applications
|CEIS100||Introduction to Engineering Technology and Information Sciences|
|CIS206||Architecture and Operating Systems with Lab|
|COMP100||Computer Applications for Business with Lab|
|COMP230||Introduction to Scripting and Database with Lab|
|SEC280||Principles of Information Systems Security|
Network Operating Systems and Technologies
|NETW230||Network Operating Systems – Windows, with Lab|
|NETW240||Network Operating Systems – UNIX, with Lab|
|NETW250||Voice/VoIP Administration with Lab|
All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.