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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 Windowsbased 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
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.
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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.
* Manage information technology projects from
conceptualization through implementation.
* Make significant contributions as a member of an
information technology team.
* Explain with authority current technologies and
standards in the field.
* Maintain information technology skills through
appropriate industry certifications and/or continuing
* Demonstrate a strong professional work ethic.
* Protect and preserve a business organization's critical
information assets from all threats.