Network Administrator: Certificate
Network your way to a great 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.
Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Network Administrator Certificate program teaches you to install, maintain, and repair local area (LAN) networks in residential, business, government, and industrial environments.
TCL’s 28-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.
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 $55,520 for computer network support specialists and $72,140 for administrators, according to 2015 reports from U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pay can increase substantially with time and experience.
Certify Your Skills
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.
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Tuition: 25 credits x $170 per credit = $4,760.
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 2016 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Qualifications vary.
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.
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