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
Program Learning Outcomes


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 with a minimum score of 2500.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

  1. A total of at least 61 semester credit hours with a Quality Point Average 2.0
  2. General Education Requirements:
    College Seminar (GS100) or College Success (GS102)
    Basic Communication (EN101) (3 credits)
    Humanities – PH103 (3 credits)
    Natural Science (3-4 credits)
    Mathematics (3-4 credits)
    Social Science PSY 101 or SOC 101, Elective (6 credits)
  3. Program Requirements:*
    CNA101, CNA102, CNA103, CNA106, CNA112, CNA115, CNA204, CNA 208, CNA 210, CNA240, CNA260, CNA264, CNA274
  4. Other Requirements:*
    BU106

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

  • Business Communications I
    3
  • Introduction to Computer Hardware
    4
  • Introduction to Computer Software
    3
  • English Composition
    3
  • College Seminar or College Success
    1 /3

Semester 1

14

Semester 2

16

Semester 3

15

Semester 4

16

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 two 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.


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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 32 semester hours with a Quality Point Average 2.0
  2. General Education Requirements:
    College Seminar (GS100) or College Success (GS102)
  3. Program Requirements:*
    CNA101, CNA106, CNA112, CNA115, CNA204, CNA208, CNA210, CNA240, CNA260, CNA264

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

  • Introduction to Computer Hardware
    4
  • Introduction to Computer Software
    3
  • College Seminar or College Success
    1 /3
  • Cloud Fundamentals
    3
  • Linux/Unix
    3
  • Network Administration I
    3

Semester 1

17

Semester 2

15