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Network Administration

at Saint Paul College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 24
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Network Administration Certificate is
designed for individuals who already have
acquired at least a minimum level of technical
computer skills, either through previous
education, training, and/or experience. It is
designed to enhance one�s current computer
knowledge and skills.
Networking Specialists can work in a wide variety
of jobs. The work could include purchasing,
installing, configuring, administrating, and/or
supporting. Some jobs in networking could
include help desk support, user training,
installing and maintaining local and/or wide area
The student should have excellent
communications and math skills. For the
certificate programs the student is expected to
have prior microcomputer and/or networking
experience. He/she should exhibit qualities of
patience, perseverance, and preciseness and be
a logical thinker. The student should enjoy
working in a team environment, and be able to
work independently. All networking programs
emphasize preparation for either the Microsoft
Certified System Administration or Linux
Professional Institute (LPI) Certification.

Program Locations

  • Saint Paul College 55102

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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Saint Paul College
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55102 Toll-Free: (800) 227-6029 Local: (651) 846-1600