Western Nevada College

Computer Technology: System Administration Technician

Certificate of Achievement

Salary: $35,200–$57,190 / year (Nevada)

Career Outlook: Faster than average growth

Good To Know: Administrators design, install and support networks. Major employers include systems design firms, business management companies, colleges/universities, and government agencies.

WNC Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Total Requirements: 33–35 Units (Credits)

Course Requirements
Program Requirements 26 Units (Credits)
CIT 161 Essentials of Information Security 3
CIT 211 Microsoft Networking I 4
CIT 212 Microsoft Networking II 4
CIT 213 Microsoft Networking III 4
CIT 214 Microsoft Networking IV 4
CIT 215 Microsoft Networking V 3-4
or CIT 165 Introduction to Convergence  
or ET 155 Home Technology Convergence  
CIT 263 Introduction to IT Project Management 3
General Education Requirements 7–9 Units (Credits)
English/Communications Requirements
Must include a writing course
Human Relations Requirement 1-3
Mathematics Requirement 3
A list of all courses filling general education requirements for the Certificate of Achievement can be found on the Certificate of Achievement page.

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Suggested Course Sequence

First Semester: 17 Credits

Second Semester: 16–18 Credits

Mission and Outcomes

Mission: The purpose of the System Administration Technician certificate is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in their chosen careers.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students in the Computer Technologies Certificate programs are expected to:

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