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Network Administrator, A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5104
NYSED Code: 24388

Program Description

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.

Program 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

Employment Potential

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 at the professional level.

Requirements for Program Entry

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Satisfactory placement in Entering Student Assessment
  • MAT 098 - Basic Algebra  
  • Windows 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 Patrik Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.

For More Information

For more information, contact Admissions 1‐800‐724‐0833 ext. 5018 or 5022.


Semester Credits 15

Semester Credits 15

Cisco Option

Third Semester

Semester Credits 15‐16

Semester Credits 16‐17

Cisco Option Total Credits 61‐63

Microsoft Option

Third Semester

Semester Credits 15‐16

Semester Credits 17

Microsoft Option Total Credits 62‐63

* Prerequisite sequences: NET 101 , NET 102 , NET 103 , NET 104 . NET 102  and CIS 116  are the prerequisites for NET 170 .

For the Cisco option third and fourth semester: NET 202  is the prerequisite for NET 203 . NET 203  & NET 206  is the prerequisite for NET 208 . For the Microsoft option third and fourth semester: NET 222 , NET 224 , NET 234 , NET 236 .

** Oral Communication, Public Speaking, or Desktop Publishing is recommended.
*** ENG 101  is a prerequisite/corequisite for all history courses and 200 level sociology courses.


First and second semesters are the same for the Microsoft and the CISCO options. The third and fourth semester for each option is listed separately. Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements.

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