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Network Administration

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

As a Network Administrator, you will manage communication systems to ensure information is flowing properly within an organization. Job responsibilities include:  Installing & 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.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in information technology? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Install, configure and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN) and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform any necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. Assist in network modeling, analysis, planning and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software, and supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. You also may design network and computer security measures, as well as research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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Analyze, test, troubleshoot and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN) and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

Map of Michigan with Delta College's region highlighted.

About Delta's Program

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    Delta faculty are eager and dedicated to help you succeed!

    We don’t want to prepare you for a job. We want to prepare you for a career. A job is just a task or piece of work, especially one that is paid. But a career is an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress. And with an associate’s degree in Network Administration, you’re on the right track for a rewarding career.

In the Network Administration program, you will learn network administration, troubleshooting, UNIX and Linux, communication skills, system & network configuration, organizational skills, technical support, problem solving, software installation, planning, Windows Server, research skills, Cisco, customer service, firewalls and other aspects of network security and project management.

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

Why you should choose Delta

Convenience

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  

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Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!

LEARN MORE ABOUT HONORS

 Transfer opportunities
One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice!

In fact, if you're interested in earning a bachelor's in Network Administration you have several options by coming to Delta first, and then transferring.

LEARN MORE ABOUT NETWORK ADMINISTRATION TRANSFER OPTIONS

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