• Computer Operations: Network Administration and Security Option

    This program provides graduates with a thorough knowledge of network operating systems, thereby enabling graduates to support fully client/server environments.

  • The Computer 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.



  • 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:

    • Explore your major
    • Select introductory and advanced courses
    • Connect you with campus support services
    • Prepare an educational and career plan

    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.


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    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.


    Explore career possibilities on Career Connect.

    Current Students

    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.

     

    Prospective Students

    Review the Computer Operations: Network Administration and Security Option Curriculum and the recommended course sequence below.


    Recommended Course Sequence

     

    First Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
     ENG101  Elementary Statistics
     3
     BTA111   Principles of Accounting I
     4 
     ECF90  New Student Seminar    0
     ENG101  English Composition I      3
        Session Credits:   10 
        Total Credits:   10


    First Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
        Flexible Core Course     3
     MAC101  Introduction to Computer Science     3 
     
     Session Credits:     6
         Total Credits:   16


    First Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
     MAC232  UNIX Network Operating Systems 
     3
     MAC233  Windows NT Network Operating System    3
       Select one of the following Courses

     SCB101 Topics in Biological Science
     SCC101 Topics in Chemistry
     SCP101 Topics in Physics
     SCP140 Topics in Astronomy
       3
     ENG102  Writing Through Literature    3
         Session Credits:     12 
         Total Credits:   28


    First Year, Spring II  

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
       Flexible Core Course     3
     MAC253  Advanced Windows Administration     3 
         Session Credits:    6 
         Total Credits:   34 

     

    Second Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
        Flexible Core Course     3
     MAC245  Network and Systems Security     3
     BTM101  Introduction to Business    3
        Unrestricted elective    1
         Session Credits:     10 
         Total Credits:   44


    Second Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
     MAC252  Advanced UNIX Administration    3
     MAC246  Advanced Network and Systems Security        3 
         Session Credits:  6 
         Total Credits:   50 


    Second Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
     MAC293  Computer Repair and Network Maintenance    4 
       Flexible Core Course    3

     Flexible Core Course     3
         Session Credits:     10 
         Total Credits:   60 


    See flexible sequence for students with basic skills needs.


    In addition to the two-year degree in Network Administration and Security, LaGuardia offers a 15 credit certificate program.


    Curriculum


    MAC232 UNIX Network Operating Systems 3 credits
    MAC220 Windows Network Operating Systems 3 credits
    MAC245 Network and Systems Security 3 credits
    MAC246 Advanced Network and Systems Security 3 credits
    MAC252 Advanced UNIX Administration 3 credits

    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.