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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.

Program Description

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.

Quick Facts

Quick Fact 1
Hands-on courses give you real-world experience.
Quick Fact 2
Prepare for Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification.
Quick Fact 3
IT workers are in high demand locally and globally.

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

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What does this program cost?*

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.

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.

Other Resources

Gainful Employment: Learn more about Network Administrator Certificate.

Program Dean

Kelli Boniecki

Dean for Business & Industrial Technologies/Business & Industrial Technologies


Rock Hudson

Avionics Instructor/Industrial Technology

Robert Beach

Electronics Instructor/Industrial Technology

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