Network Administrator

Program Type: Face-to-Face, Fully Online
Program Level: Degrees, Certificates, Online
Department: Science and Technology
Institute: Science & Technology
College: SAC

What is the program?

The network administrator program trains you to design, implement, and maintain computer networks, preparing you for entry-level positions in the computer networking and data communications fields.

What will I learn?

This program gives you practical experience as it teaches you the basics of network protocols, routing, switching, troubleshooting, and other advanced technologies. You’ll learn how to manage firewalls and wireless networks, how to upgrade systems and networks and evaluate performance and security. You’ll become familiar with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform and Palo Alto Firewall configuration. You’ll also be prepared to earn the globally recognized Cisco CCNA® certification and  Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification.

What can I do with this course of study?

You’ll get the knowledge to continue your education or to begin your career in information technology and networking. This program provides the theoretical knowledge of networks and operating systems you need to pursue entry-level positions such as network administrator, network technician, IT tech and systems analyst in a variety of industries. You’ll be prepared to work for organizations that provide enterprise network services to clients using Cisco, Windows and Linux solutions.

What is special about this program?

This program is available both face-to-face and fully online. The program also offers a 15-hour certificate in CISCO networking technologies with a goal of earning a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification and a 12-hour Virtualization/Private Cloud Enhanced Skills Certificate program in server virtualization and cloud computing. The median pay for network and computer system administrators in 2022 was $90,520 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


David Acosta

Rafael Azuaje

Andrea Cardena

Terill Freese

Sharon Jiang

Dee Joseph

Steve Kolars

Mike Matuszek

Pete Ortega

Contact Us

Dr. Henry Griffith
Department Chair
(210) 486-1305

Kim Muschalek
Program Coordinator
NTC 219
(210) 486-1059

Laura A. Garcia
Administrative Services Specialist
NTC 229
(210) 486-1051