Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 60 Credits)

This Networking System Administrator training program offers to the students a technical training and a basic foundation designing, installing, configuring and supporting a computer network. Our graduates are ready to get positions as entry-level in System Administrator, Network Administrator, LAN Administrator, and Help Desk Support. The Networking System Administrator training program also includes a fifteen-credit-hour component of General Education/Liberal Arts courses and offers the foundation necessary to continue onto a Bachelor’s Degree. The university awards an Associate of Science Degree upon graduation.

Request more info about NETWORKING SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
Is a career in NETWORKING SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR right for you? Find Out!
Take the FNU NETWORKING SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR Career Readiness Quiz (Opens is a new window)

This FNU, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you'll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths, goals and social style plus the education path you're best suited for. Get Your Career Education Readiness score now. (Opens is a new window)

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (19 CREDITS)

COMMUNICATIONS (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition I **
    3
  • SPC 1017
    Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    3
HUMANITIES (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  •  
    3
BEHAVIORAL / SOCIAL SCIENCE (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  •  
    3
MATHEMATICS (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • MAC1105
    College Algebra I **
    3
COMPUTERS (4 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CGS1030
    Introduction to Information Technology
    4
  • SLS 1501
    College Study Skills
     

CORE REQUIREMENTS (29 CREDITS)

Courses
Credit Hours
  • CNT 2000c
    Networking Essentials ** - Network +
    3
  • CTS 1651
    LAN Switching and Wireless Networking***++ - CCENT/CCNA
    4
  • CTS 2151c
    Computer Repair I (Hardware) - A+
    3
  • CTS 2152c
    Computer Repair II (Software) - A+
    3
  • CTS 2300c
    Client Operating System - MCSA
    4
  • CTS 2302c
    Active Directory Service - MCSA
    4
  • CTS 2328c
    Server Installation, Configuration and Admin. - MCSA
    4
  • CTS 2650
    Routing Protocols and Concepts**** - CCENT/CCNA
    4

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES (12 credits)

Courses
Credit Hours
  • CGS 1500c
    Word Processing
    3
  • CGS 1516c
    Spreadsheet Applications
    3
  • CGS 1522c
    Microsoft Office Specialist/PowerPoint
    3
  • CGS 1788c
    Graphics Design I (Adobe Photoshop))
    3
  • CGS 2540c
    Database Management Systems (Access)
    4
  • CIS 2202
    Introduction to Computer Forensics
    3
  • CNT 2401
    Network Security**
    4
  • COP 2010
    Visual Basic Programming I
    4
  • CTS 2155c
    IT Help Desk Support
    4

The Networking System Administrator Associate Degree program provides you with the classroom lectures and hands-on experience you need to design, install, maintain, and troubleshoot local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and network security systems. You will also learn about network protocols, services, and hardware, how to plan and design networks, implementing security measures, and managing operations.

Classes will focus on both Windows and Linux, as well as configuring and managing various network tools, such as firewalls, routers, and switches. Florida National University prepares you for a rewarding career as a network administrator with the Networking System Administrator Associate Degree program.

All Credit Courses from within this division or any other division can be used as Suggested Electives.
*General Education Component (see page 219)
**This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.
MCSA = Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
CCENT = Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
CCNA = Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)