The growing digital economy means more computer networks, which are critical parts of nearly every organization. By learning the fundamentals of IT (including systems analysis, network analysis and network and computer security) you can turn your curiosity about technology into a career being responsible for the day-to-day operations of these crucial networks. Businesses and the technology they utilize continues to change, which is why our fully online Network Systems Administration Associate’s degree helps provide you with the technical knowledge that is currently in demand, including working with industry hardware and software, understanding networking and network maintenance, operations and network security.
When you’re ready to further your expertise, you can seamlessly transfer your Associate’s degree credits into our Cyber Security Bachelor's degree.
Our program is offered with Flex Choice®, which allows you to save on tuition and earn your degree on a schedule that fits your lifestyle. Take self-directed assessments alongside your traditional courses to earn your degree with more flexibility and affordability.
To see how this program can help you achieve your goals:
- Course plan customized for you
- Support and financial aid planning
- Career path guidance with no obligation
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Gain In-Field Technology Skills Employers Seek
Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a successful technology career across a wide range of industries. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant technology skills employers seek, including:
Hardware and Software Installation
Install network hardware and software and make upgrades and repairs to an organization’s network and computer system.
Interpret and troubleshoot issues when a user or automated monitoring system alerts of an issue.
Gain insights and skills related to network security to be able to identify network risks and ensure systems continue to run smoothly.
Provide Quality Support
Train users in the proper use of hardware and software, and make sure employee’s workstations work efficiently and stay connected to the central computer network.
Prepare for Industry Certifications
To help further enhance your resume, you will be prepared to sit for the Cisco® CCENT, CompTIA® A+ (parts 1 and 2), CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Security+ certification exams—but must complete additional certification exam requirements prior to testing. Rasmussen College will reimburse you for your exam application fee.*
Cisco is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc.
CompTIA is a registered trademark of CompTIA Properties, LLC.
*Rasmussen College will reimburse you any out-of-pocket costs of the application fee for each first attempt of up to three industry certification exams for which you qualify. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing grade score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees. Rasmussen College will provide practice exams and materials when available.
Our Grads Work Across Industries
Graduates from our School of Technology programs are working for leading industries, including:*
- Financial Services
117 Years of Successful Graduates
At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.
*Industry information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the industries shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities within these industries will be available.
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Program Entry Requirements
Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen College School of Technology vary depending on the program. We do not require enrolling students to submit standardized test scores; however, every entrant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.
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How Much Could You Earn in Network Systems Administration
In-Demand Career Options for Your Future
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary and projected job growth for technology professionals:
|Job Title(s)||10th Percentile||25th Percentile||50th Percentile||Job Growth (By Year 2026)|
|Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$48,870||$61,870||$79,700||6%|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed September 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed December 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
How Much Will it Cost?
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We Help Make College Affordable
At Rasmussen College, we believe higher education should be a successful investment. That’s why we offer affordable options that make earning your degree attainable. See how you can save:
- Flex Choice® learning option
- Loans and Grants
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Corporate and Military Discounts
- Seamless transfer policies
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:
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Time to Complete
Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
Industry Certification Exams
Rasmussen College will reimburse the application fee for each first attempt of all of the industry certification exams for which you qualify to take. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
CompTIA is a registered trademark of CompTIA Properties, LLC
Cisco is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc.
**Rasmussen College will reimburse you any out-of-pocket costs of the application fee for each first attempt of up to three industry certification exams for which you qualify. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees. Rasmussen College will provide practice exams and materials when available.