Network Technology Management and Administration


The Network Technology Management and Administration program provides students with knowledge essential to implementing and managing a network technology business, including the technical skills needed to participate in the management of Network Operation Centers, Network Technology Departments, and their associated technicians and staff members. The degree offers students the knowledge and expertise needed to work in positions such as project manager, network administrator, network engineer, and coordinator of technology. The program learning outcomes are closely linked to international network technology certification standards required by CompTIA, CISCO and Microsoft.

Industry Certification Preparation:  

  • CompTIA Network + Certification
  • Microsoft Office Users Specialist in Applications
  • Microsoft Windows Operating System Certification
  • CISCO Router and Switching Certification

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Network Technology Management and Administration Degree, students will be able to:

  • Analyze and discuss business concepts, structures, and project management techniques relevant to today’s workplace
  • Identify theories of group dynamics and hone skills specific to working in and managing groups and teams
  • Identify the basic knowledge and practical skills needed to install and support computer operating systems
  • Install, configure and manage major network server types, i.e. VoIP (Voice over IP), streaming video, web, database and remote access servers
  • Determine the hardware and software needs for enterprise-level networks, including network setup and the costs involved for equipment, staff, and construction
  • Configure enterprise-level network devices such as routers, switches and wireless access points
  • Install server operating systems to perform various functions (i.e., user accounts, internet access, security gateways and email servers)

Program Entry Requirements:

The Network Technology Management and Administration degree program will be open to all interested full-time, part-time, continuing education and professional development students. Students identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as a part of their degree program.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

The minimum number of credits required for graduation is 61. A grade point average of 2.0 is necessary for graduation. It is highly recommended that the degree be completed within a three-year period to ensure up-to-date knowledge and skill acquisition.

Course Sequence:

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
CIS 103 - Computer Applications & Concepts   3 credits Tech Comp
CIS 150 - Network Technology   4 credits  
ENGL 101 - English Composition   3 credits ENGL 101
General Elective   3 credits  

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology or
SOC 115 - Gender and Society or
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology
For SOC 115: ENGL 101 3 credits Social Sciences, Am/Global Div., Interpretive Studies, Writing Intensive
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper ENGL 101 with a grade of “C” or better 3 credits ENGL 102, Info Lit
MNGT 121 - Introduction to Business   3 credits  
CIS 252 - Windows Server Configuration (offered 7A) CIS 150 4 credits  
CIS 253 - Windows Server Administration (offered 7B) CIS 252 4 credits  

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
FNMT 118 - Intermediate Algebra or
Higher Math
  3 credits Mathematics
ENGL 112 - Report and Technical Writing ENGL 101 3 credits  
CIS 256 - Cisco Routing Technology (offered 7A) CIS 150 4 credits  
CIS 257 - Advanced Cisco Routing and Switch Technology (offered 7B) CIS 256

4 credits


Semester 4

Course Number and Name Prerequisites and Corequisites Credits Gen Ed Req.
ASET 130 - Quality Control/Quality Assurance (preferred) or
ASET 101 - Science Technology and Public Policy
For ASET 130: FNMT 118 3 credits Natural Sciences
ENGL 117 - Group and Team Communication or
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking 
ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently 3 credits Humanities
MNGT 142 - Management Information Systems MNGT 121 3 credits  
CIS 105 - Computer Systems Maintenance   4 credits  
CIS 297 - Network Technology and Management Capstone
CIS 253CIS 257MNGT 142, which may be taken concurrently; and ENGL 117, which may be taken concurrently
4 credits  

Minimum Credits Needed to Graduate:


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.

For More Information, Contact:

The Division of Business and Technology, Room B2-22, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8785; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.