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Network Administration

Career Studies Certificate

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Computer networks are integral to the functioning of almost any large business or institution, and the demand for well-trained network administrators continues to grow.

As a graduate of Tidewater Community College’s Career Studies Certificate in Network Administration, you will have a broad background in network administration and will be able to utilize a number of network operating systems, such as Windows, Unix and Linux.

Additionally, you will learn how to configure and maintain routers to support specific network infrastructures. Job possibilities include working as network administrators or help desk technicians.

Certify your skills

Earn valuable industry credentials! Course work in this program qualifies you to sit for such certification exams as Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS); Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT); and CompTIA Security+ Certification.

Go further

Apply all of the credits you earn in this program toward TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology.

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How much does this program cost?

TCC's Career Studies Certificate in Network Administration consists of 2 semesters of part-time study, with classes held mainly on the Virginia Beach Campus.

Estimated Program Cost*:
28 credits x $185.35 per credit = $5,189.80 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

Where can you go?

You may find employment or gain promotion in your current position, and you can apply the credits you earn toward TCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology.

You may also transfer to a 4-year school to work towards a bachelor’s of science in information technology or another related field.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:

  • are detail-oriented
  • enjoy working with clients/public
  • have a basic working knowledge of computers
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Evening and hybrid classes offered

Gain a broad background in network administration using different operating systems

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Median annual salary

Jobs related to this field pay a median annual salary of $61,360*

Program spotlight

As part of the program, you’ll be learning in TCC’s new maker and hacker space inside the Advanced Technology Center on the Virginia Beach Campus.

Student success

First-generation grad enjoys setting up other students for success

* Salary estimate is provided for comparison purposes only and doesn’t constitute a promise of employment or earnings. Salaries were calculated based on related job codes and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.