Degree, Certificate or Diploma
9,241 Jobs (2020)
+2.7% Change from 2020-2025
Data is from the Omaha Metropolitans Area, and the seven counties in Southwest Iowa that Iowa Western serves
What will you do
This program is designed for students intending to enter the workforce upon completion of this two-year degree. Network and system administrators implement and maintain interconnected computer systems. They manage local-area networks, wide-area networks, Internet and intranet connections, and other business-critical networks. They also ensure necessary hardware is in working order and secure. Network administrators are also involved in the design of systems, including needs analysis, business evaluations, development, and security. Graduates of this program are eligible for entry-level position as a technician or support employee.
Network administrators are in a strong position in this economy. As computer networks become a more and more important part of business and communications, there’s a vast need in a wide variety of industries for professionals who can install, upgrade, and maintain these systems. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities are due to increase by 27% between 2006 and 2016.
- Entry: $24.61
- Average: $36.14
- Experienced: $74.53
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SPC 122 - Interpersonal Communication
CSC 114 - Introduction to Information Technology
NET 790 - PC Support I
NET 785 - Fundamentals of Desktop Support
CSC 121 - Operating Systems
NET 795 - Desktop Support Practicum
CIS 332 - Database and SQL
NET 213 - Cisco Networking
NET 313 - Windows Server
NET 418 - LINUX Administration
NET 495 - Virtual Infrastructure
NET 225 - Routing & Switching Essentials
NET 343 - Windows Directory Services
CIS 127 - Introduction to Programming
NET 612 - Fundamentals of Network Security
NET 226 - Scaling Networks
NET 227 - Connecting Networks
CIS 780 - Computer Projects
NET 810 - Computer Internship
MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment
Total Semester Hours Required: 73.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills.
- Analyze network traffic.
- Demonstrate troubleshooting and problem solving skills with systems and network.
- Construct a computer network.
- Design, create and maintain a relational database.
- Install PC systems.
- Effectively interact with users.
- Administer and maintain computer networks.
- Design a secure network.
- Evaluate systems and project management.
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