This program provides graduates with a thorough knowledge of network operating systems, thereby enabling graduates to support fully client/server environments.
Operations: Network Administration and Security Option leads to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. This option will provide graduates with a thorough
knowledge of network operating systems, thereby enabling graduates to support
fully client/ server environments. In addition, students will be prepared to
take certification examinations in UNIX and Windows.
Network and computer administrators are a critical part of nearly every business, school and organization. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, persons in these roles in 2012 earned an average of $72,000 each year. Additionally, nearly 43,000 more positions in this field are expected to be needed in the coming years.
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Students graduating from the Network Administration and Security program, who maintain a 2.0 (or higher) GPA can seamlessly transfer to the Bachelor of Technology program at New York City College of Technology as Computer Systems majors. View the articulation agreement to see how your LaGuardia courses will transfer.
In addition to the two-year degree in Network Administration and Security, LaGuardia offers a 15 credit certificate program.
In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation. Your Advising Team is made up of faculty, professional and peer advisors. They will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:
In your first semester, your First Year Seminar (FYS) professor is your advisor. In your second semester and beyond, you can log in to My LaGuardia to contact advisor(s) or make an appointment. Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.
Log in to the CUNY Portal to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia’s Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.
Review the Computer Operations: Network Administration and Security Option Curriculum and the recommended course sequence below.
Recommended Course Sequence
First Year, Fall I
First Year, Fall II
First Year, Spring I
First Year, Spring II
Second Year, Fall I
Second Year, Fall II
Second Year, Spring I
See flexible sequence for students with basic skills needs.