Associate in Applied Science Degree Program
Hegis Code: 5104
NYSED Code: 24388
SUNY Ulster is a Cisco Systems Academy working under the guidance of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
This program is designed to include the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) sequence, plus the Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) sequence. Program graduates will be prepared for the CCDA, CCNA, CCNP, MCSE and other examinations. The College has fully networked classrooms including a laboratory on the Stone Ridge campus dedicated to the Network Administrator curriculum.
Graduates of the program can earn the following additional independently administered certifications: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), ICND, CCDA, CCDP, CCSP, and CCNA‐security from Cisco Systems; Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Professional from Microsoft; A+ Certification in hardware Linux+, and Net+ from COMPTIA.
Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the AAS Network Administrator Degree program, a student will be able to
• Understand the fundamentals of computer Networking
• Successfully undertake the CISCO CCNA & CCDA examinations
• Successfully undertake the CISCO CCNP examinations
• Successfully undertake the Microsoft MCSE examinations
Upon completion of this program, students will have earned an Associate in Applied Science degree. After passing industry certification examinations they will be qualified for such positions as entry‐ level network administrator, intermediate help desk, and personal computer or network support personnel, as well as network design, implementation and repair technicians.
Requirements for Program Entry
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment
• MAT 098 - Basic Algebra , CIS 100 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems (or equivalent computer experience)
Developmental Assistance Available
For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster’s Learning Center, The Gary and Janaki Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.
For More Information
1‐800‐724‐0833 ext. 5018 or 5022
Coordinator, Network Administration
Office: Hardenbergh Hall, HAR 109
Phone: 800:724‐0833, ext. 5177 or 845:687‐5177