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IT - Network Systems Administration
Program Code: 10-150-5


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Associate Degree: 2 Years, 70 Credits
Appleton Campus
Oshkosh Campus (1st year classes)
Financial Aid Eligible


Career Opportunities

As a network systems administrator, you will implement, troubleshoot and maintain a variety of network operating systems. You may manage a single server or a complex variety of servers. You will administer, install or troubleshoot network hardware and/or software and integrate technologies to meet the corporate demands for information sharing. Any time there is a need to share information, there is an opportunity for a network systems administrator to implement a network solution. The need for and implementation of operating system security is also explored.


Program Description

The IT – Network Systems Administration Program focuses on training consistent with current and future industry standards. Upon graduation, students will have specific skills pertaining to network and workstation operating system installation, maintenance, support and troubleshooting as well as virtualization technologies, advanced Windows systems administration, Linux server administration, E-mail administration, IT project management and operating system security.


Program/Plan Admission Requirements


Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Implement system security.
  • Install and maintain server hardware, software and operating systems.
  • Manage a network environment with various network operating systems such as Windows and Linux.
  • Configure a variety of network equipment including routers and switches.
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation.
  • Implement methods to monitor and increase network performance.
  • Implement emerging technologies such as virtualization.
    Contribute to network projects.
  • Support, monitor and maintain computing devices.
  • Install computing devices, printers and peripherals.
  • Evaluate hardware and software and recommend improvements and upgrades.
  • Solve problems both individually and in a team environment.
  • Communicate effectively with team members and customers.

Program Offered at This Location

  • Appleton—1825 N. Bluemound Drive

Helpful High School Courses

Algebra, geometry, keyboarding, communication arts, speech, computer courses, accounting and other business courses prepare you for this program.


Contact Us

To begin, during the Academic year (August 18 – May 18) contact:

FVTC-Appleton
Glen Orsburn
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
(920) 831-4364
orsburn@fvtc.edu

During Summer term (May 18 – August 18) contact:

FVTC-Appleton
Doug Waterman
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
(920) 831-4366
waterman@fvtc.edu

For additional program/admission information, View Program Plan.


Will my credits transfer to a 4-year college?


Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
If you have questions, contact your advisor.

2014-15 Educational Program