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Network Administration & Security (AAS)

Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

Program Overview

The Network Administration and Security Associate Degree Program prepares students to troubleshoot computers, build networks, analyze, design, and implement upgrades on popular network operating systems. The program also helps prepare students for various certification exams in the computer field. Coursework includes installation, configuration, design and implementation in real-world environments.

Graduates will be prepared to provide system administration support for network computer systems. They will also be able to develop, maintain, and secure local and wide area networks. Through hands-on training with Microsoft servers and Cisco routers and switches graduates will able to internetwork small to medium-sized companies.

Program Goals

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Install, configure and maintain computer systems including hardware, peripherals, and commonly used application software and operating systems.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve hardware, software or other network and system problems, and replace components if necessary.
  • Design, install, configure and maintain corporate network systems.
  • Monitor network performance and make adjustments when necessary.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement network security measures to protect data, software and hardware.
  • Perform backups and disaster recovery.

Career Outlook

Network and Security Administrators earn great salaries connecting business computers together and securing them. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational employment projections, Network and Computer Systems Administrators is a fast-growing occupation and the demand should grow by 28% from 2010 to 2020.

Focused training in Network Administration and System Security may lead to higher roles in IT industries to combat growing security threats.

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¹Effective Monday, April 13th, the following guidelines apply to student laptop distribution at all ASA Campuses for the Summer 2020 semester only:

    • Full-time and part-time active students are eligible to receive a free laptop if they register for the Summer 2020 semester.*  
    • This extends to students in all programs including those enrolled in ESL, as well as international students.**
Please note that students with a balance must contact the Student Accounts Department prior to becoming eligible for a free laptop for the summer semester.  Also, if you have already received and/or purchased a laptop from ASA, then you are not eligible for another one.
* If a student registering for the summer semester drops prior to completion of the fourth week of said term, the student will be assessed a product charge on his/her student account for the laptop.
**Students in an extended enrollment or non-matriculated status, as well as ability-to-benefit students solely enrolled for six credit hours as a part of career pathways, do not qualify for a free laptop.  These students do have the option of purchasing the product for $275.
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2You may graduate in 16 months from an associate degree program if no remedial classes are required