A Career in Computer Information Systems Administration Awaits You!The Computer Information Systems Administration (CISA) program is a full-time program that consists of a common first year and two second year
options. Graduates receive a Diploma in either the Enterprise Systems Administration (ESA)* or Network Systems Administration (NSA) options.
Technical Studies training comprises both theory and practical experience where the goal is to have the students develop a skill set to be able to install, maintain, customize, configure, and troubleshoot systems and hardware. To support this training, students are exposed to considerable hands-on activities using well equipped labs.
*NOTE: The Enterprise Systems Administration (ESA) option is under review and is currently not available.
Summary of programsFirst year consists of training that introduces students to computer hardware, operating systems, and computer networking fundamentals. The program builds upon these fundamentals with a focus on Microsoft Networking, Cisco Networking, additional computer hardware including server systems, and Linux operating systems administration. The training aligns with certain industry certifications but students are not required to write any industry exams. Students completing first year are encouraged to obtain the Cisco CCNA, Microsoft MCITP, Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1, LPIC-2, LPIC-3, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Server+, and CompTIA Net+ industry certifications.
The Network Systems Administration (NSA) option specializes in network infrastructure support using Cisco Systems and Microsoft products to create a secure enterprise network. Students work with routing, switching, firewall, and server technologies to deploy a reliable and redundant campus network that also supports remote access and wide area interconnectivity. Students work with Microsoft directory services to support clients including messaging services and secure remote access. Topics also include advanced IP routing, multilayer switching, network troubleshooting, network management, network security, wireless communications, and IP telephony. Students are encouraged to obtain more advanced industry certifications from Aruba, Microsoft and Cisco Systems.
Part-time studiesPart-time Studies programs are offered for working computer systems professionals, and offer opportunities for career enhancement in the following areas:
- CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
- CISCO Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
- Network Administrator Technician