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Network Systems Administration

Network Systems Administration (B079300)

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers such as a Computer Support Assistant, Network Support Technician, Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer, Wireless Network Administrator, and Data Communications Analyst in the Information Technology career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skill, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Information Technology career cluster.


The content includes, but is not limited to, instruction in computer literacy; software application support; basic hardware configuration and troubleshooting; networking technologies, security, administration; and customer service and human relations skills. Extensive coverage begins with an introduction to Windows Server 2008, 2012 R2, 2016, Azure, PowerShell, and Windows Hyper-V. Students will also receive exposure to virtualization using VMWare ESXI and VCenter in a lab environment.

George Stone Technical College, as a Cisco Networking Academy and Microsoft IT Academy, includes course material to prepare students for the Microsoft MTA Server Fundamentals, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Server+ certification exams.

Program content includes the following courses:

OCPs Title Course # Hours
A Information Technology Assistant OTA0040 150
B Computer Support Assistant EEV0504 150
C Network Support Technician CTS0026 150
D Systems Administrator CTS0027 150
E Systems Engineer CTS0028 150
F Wireless Network Administrator CTS0029 150
G Data Communications Analyst EEV0317 150
    Program Length: 1050 Hours


Program Times

Status Times Frequency
Full Time - Day

8:00AM - 1:30PM

Part Time - Day 8:00AM - 10:30AM MTWRF
Part Time - Day 11:00AM - 1:30PM MTWRF
Full Time - Evening                          Not Available
Part Time - Evening


Program Costs

Estimated for Florida Residents

Tuition: $3150

Books/Supplies: $500

Total: $3650

Estimated for Non-Residents

Tuition: $12,211.50

Books: $500

Total: $12,806


Industry Salaries

Salary Rate: $36,366 - $80,857

Pensacola Average: $63,627

State Average: $81,099

National Average: $76,000

Instructor Contact Information

Phone: 850-941-6200 Ext. 2363


Location: Building 3, Room 324

Office hours: Monday through Wednesday 11:30AM - 9:00PM and Thursday 12:00PM - 9:00PM

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