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COMPUTER & NETWORK
The Computer and Network Systems Administration program
prepares students for employment in a wide variety of positions in
the information technology field. Students work in a "live" network
environment, managing their own servers, clients, routers, and
switches by applying concepts learned in the theory classroom.
The combination of theory and hands-on lab exercises allows
CNSA students to acquire comprehensive skills in the following
technical areas: The internal operation of personal and server
computer systems; the physical infrastructure of local and wide
area networks; the design and management of computer networks;
the administration of Microsoft Windows and non-Windows
server and client operating systems; the design and development
of Windows-based and web-based applications; the management
and design of relational databases; and the integration of enterprise
software applications to solve business problems.
Upon completion of the program, graduates of the CNSA program
have obtained employment in information technology as systems
administrators, network administrators, network technicians,
PC technicians, help desk analysts, systems engineers, structured
data cabling installers, application programmers, web application
developers, web administrators, database administrators, and
sales engineers. High school prerequisites for this program are
Algebra I & II, and a GPA of at least 2.5.
A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
* Solve business problems by applying sound information
* Implement and administer a broad range of information
technology systems, networks, and applications.
conceptualization through implementation.
* Make significant contributions as a member of an information
* Explain with authority current technologies and standards in
* Maintain information technology skills through appropriate
industry certifications and/or continuing education.
* Demonstrate a strong professional work ethic.
* Protect and preserve a business organization's critical
information assets from all threats.
Computer and Network Systems Administration (CNSA) offers two possible model
schedules. Please see the next page for the two options.
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