The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Network Administration program is designed to provide the student with training for a variety of entry-level positions related to computer networks, including technical support. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available. Career opportunities include Local Area Network (LAN) administrator, systems analyst and technical support.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.
Effective Spring 2019, the Computer Information System (CIS) courses required by this program are not applicable if taken more than eight (8) years prior to the completion of the program of study. Consult with an Academic Advisor for complete information.
The Network Administration program is designed to provide the student with training for a variety of positions related to computer systems. Career opportunities include Local Area Network (LAN) administrator, systems analyst and technical support.
Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.
It takes a minimum of 18 months as a full-time student. This estimate does not include developmental education courses (courses under 100 level).
Many CIS classes use low or no-cost textbooks. General Education courses may have textbooks that cost more.
Requirements: 40 credits
Suggested Course Sequence
- CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)
- CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management (3)
- BPC170 A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support (3)
- BPC270 A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support (3)
- Total Credits: 12
- CIS175SA Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (3)
- CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks (3)
- CIS126RH Red Hat System Administration I (3)
- MST150++ Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course (3)
- Restricted CIS Elective (3)
- Total Credits: 15
- CIS197 VMware ESXI Server Enterprise (3)
- CIS238RH Red Hat System Administration II (3)
- CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security (3)
- MST158DB Installing and Configuring Windows Server (4) OR MST158++ Any Microsoft Windows Server course (4)
- Total Credits: 13
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|BPC170||A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support||3|
|BPC270||A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support||3|
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||3|
|CIS117DM||Microsoft Access: Database Management (3) OR|
|CIS276++||Any Database Management Systems course (3)||3|
|CIS126DL||Linux Operating System||3|
|CIS175SA||Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices||3|
|CIS190||Introduction to Networking||3|
|CIS197||VMware ESXI Server Enterprise||3|
|CIS226AL||Internet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux||3|
|CIS270||Essentials of Network and Information Security||3|
|MST150++||Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course||3|
|MST158DB||Installing and Configuring Windows Server (4) OR|
|MST158++||Any Microsoft Windows Operating System Server course (4)||4|
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|CIS133DA||Internet/Web Development Level I||3|
|CIS159||Visual Basic Programming I||3|
|CIS162AD||C#: Level I||3|
|CIS166||Web Scripting/Programming (3) or|
|CIS166++||Any Web Scripting/Programming course (3)||3|
|CIS224||Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows||3|
|CIS225AB||Object-Oriented Analysis and Design||3|
|CIS280||Current Topics in Computing||3|
|CIS290++||Any Computer Information Systems Internship course(s)||1-3|
|MST+++++||Any MST Microsoft Technology course except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area||3|
- Set up the basic hardware and software components of a computer system and troubleshoot problems with various common hardware/software configurations. (BPC170)
- Demonstrate the skills necessary to perform preventive maintenance on computer equipment including desktop and laptop PCs, operating systems, peripherals, networks and security. (BPC270)
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer information systems, fundamental computer concepts, and programming techniques. (CIS105)
- Identify database evaluation criteria, and apply them to one or more database systems, and to one or more database schemas. (CIS117DM, CIS276++)
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to administer or manage a local area network operating system. (CIS126DL)
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to interconnect existing computer networks utilizing Cisco Network Devices applications. (CIS175SA)
- Describe LAN terminology, hardware and software, connectivity, resource monitoring and sharing, electronic mail and messaging, and identify and describe security issues. (CIS190)
- Describe and design a local area network using industry standards. (CIS190)
- Describe troubleshooting procedures for LAN installation and operational problems. (CIS190)
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to develop cloud infrastructure through virtualization. (CIS197)
- Demonstrate the skills necessary to install, configure, use and maintain a Linux operating system. (CIS226AL)
- Explain how to configure and secure access to servers, workstations and other devices in networks. (CIS270)
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to perform day-to-day administration tasks in a Microsoft Windows-based network. (MST150++)
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to install and configure Windows Server. (MST158DB, MST158++)
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.