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Network Administration

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

Student's hands working in the networking lab.

Network Administrators are essential IT professionals in securing computer systems and networks, ensuring information flows effectively within an organization's communication systems. 

In our program, you'll develop skills to make you efficient in network security and project management.

A degree in Network Administration can prepare you for a career in cybersecurity, IT support, network architecture, database administration and web development.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Installing and supporting an organization's network system.
  • Monitoring the network to ensure availability to all system users.
  • Network security.
  • Installing applications.
  • Testing and distributing software upgrades.
  • Monitoring daily activity.
  • Enforcing licensing agreements.
  • Developing a storage management program and providing backups and disaster recovery.

Be successful. Develop these skills.

  • Customer service
  • Listening
  • Problem solving
  • Language
  • Writing
  • Technology
  • Network administration
  • Troubleshooting
  • UNIX, Linux and Cisco
  • System and network configuration
  • Windows server

Related Programs

Network Administration – Advanced Certificate

In addition to the Network Administration associate degree, Delta also offers an entry-level Advanced Certificate. It’s called a ‘laddered program’ because the courses you take for the certificate count toward the next step up – the Associate Degree.

It’s also a great way to explore the career field or gain skills to accompany another IT or technology degree.

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Earn a career credential and credit toward your degree. 

Credential iconDelta College offers career credentials designed to give you the skills you need to propel you toward a high-wage, high-demand job in the region. These classes can be laddered into an existing academic certificate or degree – meaning you can receive a career credential certificate of completion and have it count toward credited academic classes. This will accelerate your progress toward degree completion at Delta College.

You can earn credits toward your degree in Network Administration by completing the following career credential classes: 


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