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Information Technology - Computer Systems Administration Specialist

10-154-7 Associate Degree (two-year)
Offered at Ashland, New Richmond*, Rice Lake, Superior*
*second-year coursework available online

Troubleshoot. Training. Support.

The first year of the Information Technology - Computer Systems Administration Specialist program provides students with a foundation in computer systems along with strong LAN networking skills. These skills will allow students to support and manage computer systems and the networks connecting them. The first year of the curriculum is similar to the IT - Network Specialist program.

The second year of the program focuses on server administration, virtualization, and cloud computing concepts. Students learn how to install, configure and manage servers in a virtualized environment. The curriculum offers the technologies necessary to pass the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP), and VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certifications.

Special Features

Admission Requirements

Students in this program must:

Program-Specific Requirement

Students in this program must:

Student Profile

Students who enter this program should:

Tenacious. Problem Solver. Logical.

Students should strive to reach a comfort level in the following courses or skills:

Program Outcomes

Employers will expect graduates of the Information Technology - Computer Systems Administrative Specialist program to be able to:

Program Costs

The estimated total program cost for the two-year Information Technology - Computer Systems Administrative Specialist program is approximately $9,500. This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.

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