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.


  • computer networking
  • server administration
  • cabling
  • hardware installation


  • Linux server administrator
  • Microsoft administrator
  • network administrator
  • network technician
  • or more positions

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101 Student Success Seminar
ENG124 College Composition
ITD122 Computer Applications for Professionals
NET120 PC Upgrading and Maintenance
NET121 Introduction to Computer Networking
MTH125 College Algebra
NET131 Microsoft Client Operating System
NET137 Routing and Switching Essentials
NET220 UNIX/LINUX Operating Environment
NET244 Microsoft Networking I
CFS129 Cryptography
COM121 Effective Speaking
CFS136 Principles of Information Security
NET245 Microsoft Networking II
NET266 UNIX/LINUX Network Administration
PHY101 Principles of Physics (lab)
NET246 Microsoft Networking III
NET264 UNIX/LINUX System Administration
NET280 Web Server Administration
NET281 Firewall and Network Security
Arts & Humanities or Social Science Elective


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

The Unix/Linux Career Enhancement Certificate is stackable to the computer network administration and security technology degree and the computer network administration and security technology– UNIX/LINUX database administration major program

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