Technical Diploma in Network Administration and Information Security

Network Administration and Information Security (CIP Code: 11.1001, 11.1003)

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Program Title: Network Administration and Information Security
Completion Award: Technical Diploma
Contact Hours: 450
Outside Study Hours: 900
Pre-requisite: Highschool Diploma, GED or its equivalent is required for admission.
Semester Credits: 30 hours (including 3 semester credits of General Studies)
Program Duration: 60 weeks
Cost per Credit Hour: $249
Total Tuition: $7,470
Course Materials and Fees: $125
Total Course Materials and Fees: $1,250**
Total Cost of Program: $8,720 (including course materials and fees)

** For a detailed breakdown and description of the course materials, please refer to Course Materials under the Student Services section of the catalog.

Program Description

This Network Administration and Information Security Diploma program will teach students the concepts and techniques of MS Office Suite with emphasis on Excel and Access, and fundamentals of programming logic. Students will develop the skills needed to manage a Windows Server 2008 system, and will be able to setup a small LAN/WAN networks. The program introduces the students as well to basic information security concepts and principles. The program prepares graduates to function successfully in entry level network administration and information security positions.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate should be able to:

  • ✓ Demonstrate proficiency in the use of current Microsoft Office Suite products.
  • ✓ Demonstrate effective communications utilizing accepted business practices and applications.
  • ✓ Setup a small to medium size LAN and a WAN Network.
  • ✓ Describe and implement performance balancing, redundancy, network management and system migration and upgrades.
  • ✓ Perform problem diagnosis, troubleshooting, and system maintenance on LAN/WAN networks.
  • ✓ Apply the knowledge and skills of general computer programming to the solution of specific operational problems and requirements presented by individual and organizational users.


Potential Employment

Upon successfully completing of this program, graduates should be able to perform tasks of an entry level Network Administrator in a small Network setup, or any related positions in the information technology and network administration fields.

Disclaimer: Many companies, particularly within the Information Technology field, may require background checks and/or drug screenings as a qualification for employment.

* This course has a proctored final exam. Please refer to the Proctored Examination Policy and Procedure in the College Catalog or on the website at:


Network Administration & Information Security Courses

Course CodeCourse NameCourse TypeCredits
CIS-100IT (Information Technology) FundamentalsCore3
CIS-110Integrated Business ApplicationsCore3
CIS-120Microsoft ExcelCore 3*
CIS-130Relational Database ManagementCore3
CIS-140Programming Logic & DesignCore3
CIN-150Computer Networking for LAN’s to WAN’sCore 3*
CIN-160Windows 2008 Server ICore3
CIN-170Windows 2008 Server Networking ICore 3*
CST-200Principles of Information SecurityCore3
GEC-100Basic English & CommunicationsGen-Ed3
Total Program Credits30

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