COMPUTER NETWORK ADMINISTRATION

DEGREE LEVELS


AAS Associate Program
Division of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies

Computer networks enable computers to talk to one another allowing users to share computer resources. It should not be surprising then that computer networks have become the backbone of every business, education, and government institution. Computer network professionals create and support networks to ensure they operate efficiently and securely. Trocaire College is the only college in the Western New York area offering a college degree that specifically focuses on Network Administration. The program also offers the opportunity to pursue a certificate.

Graduates of this program will learn how networks enable computer users to share computer resources and study how network information is transmitted through various media. Instruction includes such areas as: network architecture, data integrity, troubleshooting, system administration, protocol, security, and future networking trends.

Demand for workers is high and is expected to grow as companies invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks. While the main focus of the program is to prepare students for careers in network administration, it also prepares students to begin their careers in computer technology, working as help desk or computer technicians.


Resources
CNA Gainful Employment Information


PROGRAM STATISTICS

$68K

Entry positions begin at $52K while the median wage in New York is $68K.

Continues to be a growing, desirable field as technology continues to advance.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements:

High School diploma

Minimum Degree Requirements:

  1. A total of at least 70 semester credit hours with a Quality Point Average 2.0
  2. General Education Requirements:
    College Seminar (GS100) or College Success (GS102)*
    Basic Communication (EN101 or EN200)
    Humanities (Literature Elective: 3 credits)
    Natural Science (3-4 credits)
    Mathematics (3-4 credits)
    Philosophy/Religious Studies  (PH103, PH204)
    Social Science (6 credits)
  3. Program Requirements:*
    CNA101, CNA105, CNA112, CNA115, CNA208, CNA210, CNA260, CNA264, CNA274
    Business or Computer Network Administration Elective (3 credits)
  4. Other Requirements:*
    Business (BU106, BU207)
    Liberal Arts (3 credits)

*A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) is required.

  • Business Communications I
    3
  • Introduction to Computer Hardware
    4 /5
  • Introduction to Computer Networking
    4 /7
  • English Composition
    3
    OR
    Advanced Composition
    3
  • Mathematics Elective
    3
  • College Seminar or College Success
    3

Semester 1

20

  • Operating Systems
    3
  • Network Infrastructure
    3
  • Literature Elective
    3
  • Natural Science Elective
    3
  • Introduction to Philosophy
    3
  • 000
    Business Elective
    3 /4
    OR
    Computer Network Administration Elective
    3

Semester 2

18

Semester 3

19

  • Introduction to Management
    3
  • Network Administration II
    4
  • Computer Security
    3
  • Seminar & Internship/Capstone
    2
  • Social Science Elective
    3

Semester 4

15

Certificate Program
Division of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies

Computer networks enable computers to talk to one another allowing users to share computer resources. It should not be surprising then that computer networks have become the backbone of every business, education, and government institution. Computer network professionals create and support networks to ensure they operate efficiently and securely.

This certificate program prepares graduates with the same Computer Network Administration courses as the degree program minus most of the General Education requirements and Liberal Arts and Business courses found in the degree program. The CNA Certificate Program is a part-time, four semester program offered only in the evening.

Demand for workers is high and is expected to grow as companies invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks. While the main focus of the program is to prepare students for careers in network administration, it also prepares students to begin their careers in computer technology.


Resources
CNA Gainful Employment Information


 

PROGRAM STATISTICS

$68K

Entry positions begin at $52K while the median wage in New York is $68K.

Continues to be a growing, desirable field as technology continues to advance.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements:

High School diploma (minimum 75% average) or GED Diploma with a minimum score of 2500.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

  1. A total of at least 37 semester hours with a Quality Point Average 2.0
  2. General Education Requirements:
    GS100 College Seminar or GS102 College Success
  3. Program Requirements:*
    CNA101, CNA105, CNA112, CNA115, CNA208, CNA210, CNA260, CNA264, CNA266, CNA274
    Business or Computer Network Administration elective (3 credits)

*A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) is required

  • Introduction to Computer Hardware
    4 /5
  • Introduction to Computer Networking
    4 /7
  • College Seminar or College Success
    3

Semester 1

11

Semester 2

6

Semester 3

10

  • Network Administration II
    4
  • Computer Security
    3
  • Seminar & Internship/Capstone
    2

Semester 4

9