Network Administrator

Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5104 Admissions: 1-800-724-0833
ext. 5018 or 5022
NYSED Code: 24388 admissions@sunyulster.edu

 


Program Description

SUNY Ulster is a Cisco Systems Academy working under the guidance of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

This program is designed to include the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) sequence, plus the Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) sequence. Program graduates will be prepared for the CCDA, CCNA, CCNP, MCSE and other examinations. The College has fully networked classrooms including a laboratory on the Stone Ridge campus dedicated to the Network Administrator curriculum.

Graduates of the program can earn the following additional independently administered certifications: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), ICND, CCDA, CCDP, CCSP, and CCNA‐security from Cisco Systems; Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Professional from Microsoft; A+ Certification in hardware Linux+, and Net+ from COMPTIA.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the AAS Network Administrator Degree program, a student will be able to

• Understand the fundamentals of computer Networking
• Successfully undertake the CISCO CCNA & CCDA examinations
• Successfully undertake the CISCO CCNP examinations
• Successfully undertake the Microsoft MCSE examinations

Employment Potential 

Upon completion of this program, students will have earned an Associate in Applied Science degree. After passing industry certification examinations they will be qualified for such positions as entry‐ level network administrator, intermediate help desk, and personal computer or network support personnel, as well as network design, implementation and repair technicians at the professional level.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment
  • MAT 098 Basic Algebra, CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Information Systems (or equivalent computer experience)

Developmental Assistance Available

For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements, or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster's Learning Center, Patrik Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster's Learning Center, The Gary and Janaki Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information

For more information contact Admissions here or the Department here.


To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet for the Cisco Option, click here
To print a copy of the Program Planning Sheet for the Microsoft Option, click here

Curriculum
Click on the Course Number for the course description.


NOTE: First and second semesters are the same for the Mircosoft and the CISCO options. The third and fourth semester for each option is listed below.

First Semester
Course Number Description Credits
CIS 116 Operating Systems and Utilities 3
ENG 101 College English I 3
MAT 120 Computer Mathematics

3

NET 101 Networking Fundamentals I 3
NET 102 Networking Fundamentals II 3
Semester Credits 15
Second Semester
CIS 215 Microcomputer Hardware and Telecommunications 3
NET 103 Local Area Networks 3
NET 104 Wide Area Networks 3
NET 170 * Installing, Configuring, and Administering MS Windows Server and Professional 3
Elective ** Liberal Arts Elective 3
Semester Credits 15

Cisco Option
Third Semester
NET 202 Advanced Router Configuration 3
NET 203 or 
NET 204
Advanced Router configuration II or
Building Remote Access Networks
3
Elective * NET/CIS/CSC Elective 3
Elective Natural Science Elective 3-4
Elective Social Science Elective 3
Semester Credits 15-16
Fourth Semester
ENG 227 Technical Writing 3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
NET 206 Configuring LAN Switches 3
NET 208 or
NET 209
Internet Troubleshooting or
Optimizing Converged Networks
3
PHI 210 Professional Ethics 3
Elective * NET/CIS/CSC Elective 3-4
Semester Credits 16-17
Cisco Option Total Credits 61-63

Microsoft Option
Third Semester
NET 222 Implementing and Administering MS Windows Network Infrastructure 3
NET 224 Implementing and Administering MS Windows Directory Services Infrastructure 3
Elective * NET/CIS/CSC Elective 3
Elective Natural Science Elective 3-4
Elective *** Social Science Elective 3
Semester Credits 15-16
Fourth Semester
ENG 227 Technical Writing 3
LIB 111 Information Literacy 1
NET 234 Managing a Windows Networking Environment 3
NET 236 Active Directory Design and Internet Security and Acceleration Server (AD Design & ISA) 4
PHI 210 Professional Ethics 3
Elective * NET/CIS/CSC Elective 3
Semester Credits 17
Microsoft Option Total Credits 62-63
NOTE: Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.
 

* Prerequisite sequences: NET 101, 102, 103, 104. NET 102 and CIS 116 are the prerequisites for NET 170.
For the Cisco option third and fourth semester: NET 202, 204, 206, 209.
For the Microsoft option third and fourth semester: NET 222, 224, 234, 236.

** Oral Communication, Public Speaking, or Desktop Publishing is recommended.
*** ENG 101 is a pre/co-requisite for all history courses and 200-level sociology courses.

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