Network Administration

A Blend of Leadership and Technical Skills

The Network Administration program is a practical degree for those who are interested in managing a network technology business.  With an equal emphasis on the technical and administrative aspects of the job, you will learn project management techniques and how to manage team dynamics. In addition, you will be taught to install and support computer operating systems and major network servicer types, as well as determine the hardware/software needs for networks.

Career Options


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Computer Network Architect – est. salary $130,560
Computer Network Support Specialist – est. salary $79,869
Information Security Analyst – est. salary $126,289
Telecommunications Engineering Specialist – est. salary $130,560


**EMSI Data, 2022; The greater Philadelphia region; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Network Administration degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
CIS 103 - Introduction to Information Technology 3 credits Prerequisite for CIS 205, CIS 271 Technological Competency
CIS 150 - Network Technology 4 credits CIS 150 is prerequisite for CIS 252, CIS 256, and CIS 259, and must be taken in the first semester.  
ENGL 101 - English Composition I or
ENGL 101H - English Composition I (Honors)
3 credits Prerequisite for  ENGL 102,  and ENGL 117 Writing/Research/Info Lit 1
CIS 105 - Computer Systems Maintenance 4 credits Prerequisite for CIS 204  
  • This program is designed to provide students with the option of entering the workforce or transferring to a bachelor's degree program after earning their associate's degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper or
ENGL 102H - The Research Paper (Honors)
3 credits ENGL 101 is prerequisite ("C" or better) Writing/Research/Info Lit 2
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or higher MATH 3 credits FNMT 017 or FNMT 019 completed or FNMT 118 (or higher) placement is prerequisite Quantitative Reasoning
MNGT 121 - Introduction to Business 3 credits Prerequisite for MNGT 142  
CIS 204 - Fundamentals of Linux and Unix 3 credits    
CIS 252 - Managing Network Servers 4 credits CIS 150 is prerequisite  

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology or
SOC 101H - Introduction to Sociology (Honors) or
SOC 115 - Gender and Society or
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology
3 credits   Fulfills Cultural Analysis & Interpretation requirement
CIS 106 - Introduction to Computer Programming 4 credits   Major Course
CIS 256 - Network Routing and Switching  4 credits Prerequisite for CIS 257. Must earn a grade of "C" or higher. Major Course
CIS 259 - Computing and Network Security 4 credits    

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
AET 102 - Science Technology and Public Policy or
CHEM 103 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I (Non-Lab Based) or
PHYS 108 - Descriptive Astronomy or
PHYS 125 - Musical Acoustics or
EASC 111 - Environmental Conservation or
EASC 111H - Environmental Conservation (Honors)
3 credits   Scientific Reasoning
ENGL 117 - Group and Team Communication or
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking 
3 credits   Oral Communication/Creative Expression
CIS 205 - Database Management Systems 4 credits CIS 103 is prerequisite.  
MNGT 142 - Management Information Systems 3 credits MNGT 121 is prerequisite.  
CIS 271 - Information Technology Project Management 3 credits CIS 103, is a prerequisite.  
  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.

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