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Associate of Science in Network Administration and Security

The South College Network Administration and Security program is designed to provide students, through completion of courses consisting of lecture and hands-on computer instruction, with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, support and maintain computer network systems in a wide range of computing environments, and to implement and monitor computer security measures within these networks. The major curriculum courses included in this program are supplemented with courses in humanities, social science, mathematics and business areas in order to broaden students’ overall knowledge, oral and written communication skills and critical thinking skills.

Through this training, students will be prepared for the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator certification examination (though the passing of examinations is not guaranteed). Students are also prepared for other certifications such as CompTIA’s A+, Network+ and Security+ exams, as well as Cisco’s CCNA exam. By passing theses exams, students can earn marketable and industry-recognized credentials that validate their technical proficiency with computer hardware and software. In depth coverage of current network security methods and tools also prepared students to design secure networks and to properly monitor and react to network intrusion attempts. Using the skills and knowledge gained through this program, graduates are prepared for career paths such as entry or junior level systems administration, security, LAN/WAN administration, technical support to end users or technicians in a variety of professional environments.



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Consumer Information: Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student.* South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.