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Computer Network Administration (NETA)


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.

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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


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Computer Network Administration (NETA)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
IT 105Information Technology Concepts ( B) 233
IT 115Operating Systems Administration 1 ( B) 233
NETA 120Computer Virtualization ( T) 233
CIT 190Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies ( B) 101
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
Semester 2  
IT 116Operating Systems Administration 2 ( B) 233
NETA 115Networking Essentials ( T) 233
NETA 155Server Administration 1 ( T) 324
MAT 121Technical Algebra and Geometry with Statistics ( G) 223
ENG 1XX English Composition Elective (G)  303
Semester 3  
NETA 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Computer Network Administration ( T) 1402
Semester 4  
NETA 135Information Technology Support Desk Concepts ( T) 324
NETA 256Server Adminstration 2 ( T) 324
NETA 265Server Configuration ( T) 324
XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)  303
Semester 5  
NETA 125Open Source Operating Systems and Applications ( T) 233
NETA 290Computer Network Administration Capstone ( T) 164
COMM 110Public Speaking ( B) 303
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective (G)  303
XXX XXX Business Elective (B)  303
Semester 6  
NETA 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Computer Network Administration ( T) 1402
Total Credits:  4911465


First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
Arts/Humanities Elective
Business Elective
ACC 101Financial Accounting3
LAW 101Business Law3
MGT 101Principles of Management3

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


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