PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

The purpose of the Network Systems Administration Program is to cover aspects of implementing and managing the infrastructure for business solutions.  Students will develop the necessary skills for the installment, management, and maintenance of computer software and hardware, as well as network design. The program prepares student to take industry certifications exams after every OCP.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The program includes instruction in computer literacy; software application support; basic hardware configuration and troubleshooting; networking technologies, troubleshooting, security, and administration; and customer service and human relations skills.

INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF

Course Number
(SOC Code)

Course Title
(OCPs)

Total
Hours

OTA0040
(SOC 15-1151)
Information Technology Assistant
(OCP A)
150
EEV0504
(SOC 15-1151)
Computer Support Assistant
(OCP B)
150
CTS0026
(SOC 15-1142)
Network Support Technician
(OCP C)
150
CTS0027
(SOC 15-1142)
Systems Administrator
(OCP D)
150
CTA0028
(SOC 15-1143)
Systems Engineer
(OCP E)
150
CTS0029
(SOC 15-1143)
Wireless Network Administrator
(OCP F)
150
EEV0317
(SOC 15-1143)
Data Communications Analyst
(OCP G)
150

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)
Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

LABORATORY ACTIVITIES

Laboratory activities are an integral part of this program. These activities include instruction in the use of safety procedures, tools, equipment, materials, and processes related to these occupations. Equipment and
supplies are provided to enhance hands-on experiences for students.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Interview with a counselor
  • Take Basic Skills test within six weeks of entering the program
  • Be at least 16 years old and officially withdrawn from high school

ENTRANCE DATES

This program operates on an open-entry/open- exit basis. Students may enter the program anytime during the school year.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM

1050 hours

DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED

Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mon.-Thurs. 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

The minimum basic skills grade levels required for adult career/technical students to complete this program are the following:

Mathematics 10 | Language 9 | Reading 9

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENT

Basic computer skills

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Employers often give preference to applications who complete HVAC training
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certificate
  • Students are strongly recommended to earn HVAC Excellence Certificates

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Network Systems Administrator, Computer Systems Administrator

SALARY

According to the 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay of a network systems administrator was $84,810 per year or $40.77 per hour.