Network and Systems Administration Proficiency Certificate


The courses in the Network and Systems Administration Proficiency Certificate are closely aligned with professional certifications from CompTIA and Cisco and provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level employment in computer network administration. When completed, the courses may be applied to the Computer Information Systems Information Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree or to the Network Administration Associate in Applied Science Degree.

Industry Certification Preparation:

  • CompTIA A+ Certification
  • CompTIA Network+ Certification
  • CompTIA Server+ Certification
  • CISCO CCNA Certification

Program Learning Outcomes:

After completing the courses in the Network and Systems Administration Proficiency Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Analyze, diagnose and repair common problems with the Windows operating system on a personal computer and on a network sever.
  • Determine the hardware and software needs for a common local area network (LAN) of personal computers, including the time needed to setup the network and the costs involved.
  • Set up and maintain a common local area network (LAN) of personal computers with the proper equipment.
  • Install and manage user accounts on a personal computer system and on a local area network (LAN) of personal computers.
  • Install and support peripheral equipment, such as printers, on a local area network (LAN) of personal computers.

Program Entry Requirements:

Students are required to satisfy placement at the time of admission. Students who possess personal computer application skills may test out of CIS 103 - Computer Applications & Concepts. Students who wish to seek employment as systems analysts may also complete CIS 270 - Systems Analysis and Design.

Program of Study and Graduation Requirements:

Successful completion of the program requires a "C" grade or better in each of the courses listed. In order to receive a "C" grade or better and thus demonstrate competency, students must complete assignments, exams and participate in class activities.

Course Sequence:

Course Number Prerequisites Credits
CIS 103 - Introduction to Information Technology   3 credits
CIS 105 - Computer Systems Maintenance   4 credits
CIS 150 - Network Technology   4 credits
CIS 252 - Managing Network Servers CIS 150 4 credits
CIS 256 - Network Routing and Switching CIS 150 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.