Computer network administration and security technology | Stark State College | North Canton, Ohio

Computer network administration and security technology

In an ever-growing and rapidly changing field requiring employees to work across many platforms, you’ll have a handle on computer network administration, from basic PC hardware and software to the latest network operating systems. You’ll boast an understanding of Cisco, Microsoft and Unix-based operating systems and how they’re used in today’s marketplace.

Work in many areas, including
(may include, but not limited to):

  • computer networking
  • server administration
  • cabling
  • hardware installation

Prepare for a career as a(n)
(may include, but not limited to):

  • Linux server administrator
  • Microsoft administrator
  • network administrator
  • network technician

Your pathway to a degree


Associate degree

Stark State College has been approved as a Cisco Networking Academy which allows students to access networking tools, software and other learning materials directly from Cisco. This program was developed to train network technicians to complete the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) examination, which has become a standard of excellence recognized worldwide.

  • Associate of applied science in computer network administration and security technology

Transfer agreements

  • Kent State University

Additional fees

  • Certification fees apply for those who go on to complete certifications

Program scholarships

Program learning outcomes

  • Install, configure and administer common operating systems to meet operational needs.
  • Analyze network security needs and apply standard security techniques to network equipment in a business environment.
  • Use the appropriate design and coding of structured programs in the major software development languages relating to the computer programming and database field.


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