Computer Information Systems - Network Administration Associate in Applied Science (Associate in Applied Science, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science

Program Description


Covers a wide range of topics within the computer networking and system administration fields. Included within the program are Cisco CCNA courses covering the setup and configuration of switches, routers, VLAN’s, VPN’s, and WANs. Security, Wireless LANs, Voice over IP and OS Virtualization courses are also required. Microsoft Windows Server and Unix/Linux are the two main network server operating systems that students perform various administrative tasks including installation, configuration, user account creation, file system security, DNS, DHCP, network printing and performance monitoring just to mention a few. Students may also focus on computer repair and operating systems troubleshooting.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Install, maintain, and administer Windows Server operating system.
  2. Develop the programming logic required for system scripts.
  3. Interface with the Unix/Linux operating system, including the vi editor, file management, and shell scripting.
  4. Install, maintain, and administer the Unix/Linux operating system.
  5. Develop a comprehensive security plan and create security policies to mitigate network vulnerabilities.
  6. Design, implement, and document a comprehensive network environment.
  7. Install, configure, and troubleshoot network devices.
Career Opportunities
  • PC Software Installation
  • PC Hardware Installation
  • Network Administration
  • Computer Network Support Specialist
  • Network Control and Systems Technician
  • LAN/WAN Technician

Registry / Certification / Licensure Exam Information

Prepares students for a number of Industry Certification Exams, including Comp-TIA A+, Comp-TIA Network+, Comp-TIA Security+, Microsoft Windows Server Administration (MCP), and Cisco Systems Certified Network Associate (CCNA). These certification tests are administered at HFC's M-TEC Center, 3601 Schafer Rd., Dearborn, MI 48126, 313-317-6600. Payment and scheduling of these exams are through the Pearson-Vue Web site (

General Education

Category 7
Complete any additional General Education course.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Program Requirements

Required Support Courses
Course name Credit Hours

Network Administration: Complete 7 credit hours from any one or more of the following areas of study: Networking, Special Topics, Job Experience

ENG-131: Introduction to College Writing 3.00
Credit Hours: 16
Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2020 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.