Computer Network Administration (NETA)

Description

Students in the Computer Network Administration program learn to plan, implement, analyze, and administer local, campus-wide, metropolitan, and wide-area networks. Students develop expertise in all facets of networking including operating systems, network hardware, server administration, and virtualization.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are proficient with server setup and configuration, network security measures, messaging, network wiring, and network help desk operations. In addition, the program prepares students to qualify for several technical certifications.

Related Programs

Program Code

NETA.AAS

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Communicate regarding facilities management
  • Address security issues
  • Install and maintain LANs, MANs, and WANs
  • Troubleshoot network problems
  • Pursue industry certifications, such as MCSE, Security+, and Network+

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Security Administrator
  • Network Specialist
  • Network Technician

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$16/hr - $24/hr

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for computer support and networking personnel are expected to increase by 12 percent through 2022, which is faster than the average for all professions. The demand for skilled workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology, mobile networks, and cloud computing.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Franklin University
  • University of Cincinnati (College of Engineering and Applied Science)
  • University of Toledo
  • Wilmington College

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Cincinnati Bell
  • Cincinnati Water Works
  • Cintas Corporation
  • Kings Island
  • Miller-Valentine Group
  • University of Cincinnati

Co-op Salary Projections

$10/hr - $12/hr

Curriculum

Effective 2017-2018 academic year

Computer Network Administration (NETA)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
IT 105 Information Technology Concepts ( B) 2 3 3
IT 115 Operating Systems Administration 1 ( B) 2 3 3
NETA 120 Computer Virtualization ( T) 2 3 3
CIT 190 Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies ( B) 1 0 1
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
Semester 2      
IT 116 Operating Systems Administration 2 ( B) 2 3 3
NETA 115 Networking Essentials ( T) 2 3 3
NETA 155 Server Administration 1 ( T) 3 2 4
MAT 121 Technical Algebra and Geometry with Statistics ( G) 2 2 3
ENG 1XX English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 3      
NETA 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Computer Network Administration ( T) 1 40 2
Semester 4      
NETA 135 Information Technology Support Desk Concepts ( T) 3 2 4
NETA 256 Server Adminstration 2 ( T) 3 2 4
NETA 265 Server Configuration ( T) 3 2 4
XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 5      
NETA 125 Open Source Operating Systems and Applications ( T) 2 3 3
NETA 290 Computer Network Administration Capstone ( T) 1 6 4
COMM 110 Public Speaking ( B) 3 0 3
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective (G)   3 0 3
XXX XXX Business Elective (B)   3 0 3
Semester 6      
NETA 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Computer Network Administration ( T) 1 40 2
Total Credits:   49 114 65

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective  
Any ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC 3
Arts/Humanities Elective  
Any ART, CULT, FRN, SPN, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 130 3
Business Elective  
ACC 101 Financial Accounting 3
LAW 101 Business Law 3
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum

Contacts

Program Chair
Jeff Vetter, BS, BA
(513) 569-1780
Co-op Coordinator
Noelle Grome, ME, MA
(513) 569-4693