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Network Administration

Advanced Certificate

Program Overview

As a network administrator, you will manage communication systems to ensure information is flowing properly within an organization. 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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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 Advanced Certificate in Network Administration, you’re on the right track for a rewarding career.

The Network Administration Advanced Certificate is an Academic Certificate that is all killer, no filler. That means, it’s all critical network classes with none of those annoying General Education classes. You’ll 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.

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

Program costs

Total credits: 30

Fee Cost
In-district tuition and fees $3,535
Out-district tuition and fees $5,650
Books and supplies $1,950

*Program costs listed are estimated and are subject to change at any time. Students will receive final costs at the time of course registration each semester.

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 three centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  

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Co-op Opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.

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Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

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Facts & Figures

Michigan

With the Michigan Transfer Agreement, 30 credits are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Michigan.

Graduation cap

More than 30 percent of our students plan to transfer on to earn their bachelor's.


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