Network Administration

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.

Program Codes

3794 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network Administration
5200 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Network Administration

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Program Contacts

Dr. Sheila Brandt, CIS Department Day Chair
(480) 423-6256
sheila.brandt@scottsdalecc.edu

Mr. Dan Combellick, CIS Department Evening Chair
(480) 423-6282
dan.combellick@scottsdalecc.edu

Mrs. Shayla Trickey, CIS Department Secretary
(480) 423-6588
shayla.trickey@scottsdalecc.edu

Mrs. Sara Beakley-Mercill, CIS Academic Advisor
(480) 425-6737
sara.beakley@scottsdalecc.edu

Mrs. Susan Peterson, Division Chair
(480) 423-6289
susan.peterson@scottsdalecc.edu

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Transfer Options

The Network Administration Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is part of the AAS to BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science degree) transfer program within Arizona. For more information on this transfer pathway program, review the transfer pathways website. 

When the Network Administration Technologies Certificate of Completion is combined with additional coursework resulting in an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is part of the AAS to BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science degree) transfer program within Arizona. For more information on this transfer pathway program, review the transfer pathways website. 

In addition, most CIS courses will transfer in some capacity to universities and other institutions around the country. 

Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Install, configure, and service computer and network systems. 

Representative job titles:

  • Computer Repair Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Computer Network Service Technician
  • Data Center Technician
  • Windows / Linux Network Administrators 
  • Computer Sales Specialist

Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is expected to increase by 11% from 2016 to 2026. More support services will be needed as organizations upgrade their computer equipment and software.

“The median annual wage for computer network support specialists was $62,340 in May 2017.”

Learning Opportunities
  • Internships
  • Service-learning
  • Seminars
  • Technical Competitions