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Network Systems Administration Program

Network Systems Administration is the perfect program for people who want to have a critical role at their place of work. Individuals who specialize in this area are generally good at troubleshooting and working as a part of team.

If the following qualities describe you, Network Systems Administration might be a good program choice:

  • Able to juggle multiple responsibilities
  • Team player
  • Enjoy problem solving
  • Analytical
  • Like working with computers

Network Systems Administration: What's the job outlook?

Job growth in this field will continue to be driven by rapid gains in computer and data processing services, which is projected to be one of the the fastest-growing industries in the US economy.* Today's job market demands capable, tech-savvy individuals who exhibit proficiency in a range of network functions, and above all, professional polish. That's why employers are looking for people who are not only well versed in the technical side of their business but who can also work well as a part of a collaborative team.

What will I do with my education?

Graduates of Heald's Network Systems Administration program pursue rewarding careers in a variety of positions, including LAN Administrator, WAN Administrator, Junior Network Administrator, Technical Support Specialist (Tier II and Tier III), or Network Support Technician. You'll also be prepared to pursue the following technical certifications: CompTIA A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, and Microsoft® Certified Professional (MCP).

Network Systems Administrator Job Duties

As a Network Systems Administrator, you can generate reports, implement and configure customer support databases, install and maintain servers, recommend hardware and software, and monitor network performance. No matter which position you hold, your Heald degree can help prepare you for great success in the network systems administration field.

You'll get more than career training at Heald. You'll gain professional polish so you can be an asset your first day on the job. If you're interested in this program, you can pursue the following future educational options:

  • Associate in Applied Science degree in Information Technology with an emphasis in Network Systems Administration
  • Diploma in Information Technology with an emphasis in Network Systems Administration

The above serves as a general overview for this program. For details, please refer to our academic catalog.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11. Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

Campuses Offering the Network Systems Administration Program

Please note: Program may vary by campus location and term.