NETWORK YOUR WAY TO A NEW CAREER.


Acquire the high-tech skills and expertise you need to get the career you want.

Networking – in business and in computer terms – will ensure you get a great career. Computer networks are critical to almost every organization. Understand them, and you’ll be in demand anywhere you go.

Demand for information technology (IT) workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks. The S.C. annual mean wage is $64,050 for computer network support specialists and $79,400 for computer network administrators, according to 2020 reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pay can increase substantially with time and experience.

The Program

Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Network Administrator Certificate program teaches you to install, maintain, and repair local area networks (LAN) in residential, business, government, and industrial environments.

TCL’s 29-credit-hour program can be completed in as little as two full-time semesters. Courses include AC/DC circuits; digital circuits; microprocessors; technical troubleshooting; workstation and server networking and configuration; implementing and administering Windows infrastructure and directing services; and designing network security.

Plus, this program is eligible for the S.C. Wins Scholarship, which can pay up to $65 per credit hour.

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    The coursework prepares students for the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certificate.

    Accreditation & Accolades

    Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.

    Quick Facts


    HANDS-ON

    Courses give you real-world experience.

    PRO APPROVED

    Prepare for Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification.

    IN DEMAND

    IT workers are in high demand locally and globally.

    PROGRAM COST


    Tuition: 29 credits x $190 per credit = $5,510.

    Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.

    *Based on Fall 2019 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.

    WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING


    “The Network Administration Certificate will prepare any student for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and the CompTIA Security+ certification exams.”

    FAQS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    Is this program for you?

    The program is a great fit for those who:

    • Have attention to detail.
    • Enjoy working independently.
    • Like analyzing information and using logic to solve problems.

    Program Dean


    Shunda Ware

    Dean, Business and Industrial Technologies

    843-525-8238

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 118

    Instructors


    Robert Beach

    Electronics Instructor

    843-525-8299

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 115

    Rock Hudson

    Avionics Instructor

    843-470-6033

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 107

    Karen Smith

    Computer Technology Instructor

    843-525-8323

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 126