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Computer and Network Administration

Welcome to the Computer and Network Administration program at Galveston College. Our program offers a comprehensive series of classes covering both computer and network administration, presented sequentially to provide a thorough understanding of the field. Students have the flexibility to pursue up to three levels of certification and/or earn an Associate of Applied Science degree.

If you like taking things apart to discover how they work, thrive on problem-solving, or consider yourself a computer technology junkie, then our Computer and Network Administration program at Galveston College is made for you! 



The Computer and Network Administration program at Galveston College is designed to provide you with an understanding of the principles of information technology, experience with techniques of information technology, and competence in the application of computer information systems. Students may pursue an occupational certificate, certificate of technology or Associate of Applied Science degree.

In the network administration Cisco specialty, emphasis is on the design, implementation and administration of local and wide area routed networks in business and industry. Students learn to administer and troubleshoot Cisco networking equipment and networking infrastructure. The Cisco courses can lead to the certifications of Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

Students also learn to install, maintain, repair, replace and upgrade desktop computers. This program prepares students for industry certifications such as COMPTIA A+, COMPTIA Network+ and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA).   The Microsoft network administration specialty is designed to provide students with basic skills needed to work as a Microsoft computer network service technician.

  • Network Specialist
  • Computer Service Technician
  • Field Engineer
  • Customer Service Engineer
  • Computer Technician
  • PC/LAN Support Specialist

Computer and network system professionals on the Texas Gulf Coast earn a median salary  of $50, 400 to $97,140.

Employment of network and computer systems administrators in the region is projected to grow 5 to 8 percent. Demand for information technology workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.

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