Network Systems Administration

at Ridgewater College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 50
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. (NEW) A program that focuses on the design, implementation, and management of linked systems of computers, peripherals, and associated software to maximize efficiency and productivity, and that prepares individuals to function as network specialists and managers at various levels. Includes instruction in operating systems and applications; systems design and analysis; networking theory and solutions; types of networks; network management and control; network and flow optimization; security; configuring; and troubleshooting.

Program Locations

  • Ridgewater College, Hutchinson 55350
  • Ridgewater College, Willmar 56201

Labor Market Information

  • Computer Network Support Specialists
  • Median wage:$28.87/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Median wage:$37.42/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Median wage:$43.34/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Median wage:$45.88/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Median wage:$59.19/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
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Ridgewater College
Ridgewater College
2101 15th Ave NW Willmar, MN 56201 Toll-Free: (800) 722-1151 Local: (320) 222-5200 TTY: (800) 627-3529