AAS in IT: Network Administration

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The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with a career focus area in Network Administration at Kaplan University is designed for students who are interested in network administration in the information technology field. Learn more about Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with a career focus area in Network Administration here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's online Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with a career focus area in Network Administration offers students the opportunity to study website development, web page design, HTML, XHTML, and CSS; Visual Basic and Java programming techniques; and database management systems. Students can also learn about network operating systems, server organization, and user management; TCP and IP protocols; and network security, firewalls, and methods of detecting and protecting against threats. Students can develop the skills needed to analyze users' technical needs, problem solve, and develop technology applications. The program also includes a required capstone project.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you would like to apply to the Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with a career focus area in Network Administration, you should have an interest in computer network administration. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with a career focus area in Network Administration consists of 90 credits. There are 18 core credit requirements, 47 major credit requirements, and 25 open elective credit requirements, 15 of which are concentration specific.

Information Technology with an Emphasis in Network Administration Requirements

  • Foundations of Technical Communication
  • Introduction to Website Development
  • Software Applications
  • Foundations in Information Technology
  • Database Foundations
  • Desktop Administration
  • Networking Concepts
  • Introduction to Management
  • Associate's Capstone in Information Technology
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Programming Fundamentals for Beginners
    • Foundations of Programming Using Visual Basic
  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Professional Presence
  • College Algebra

Network Administration Requirements

  • Network Administration
  • Networking with TCP/IP
  • Introduction to Network Security

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with a career focus area in Network Administration at Kaplan University you could seek positions at a variety of places, such as government agencies, hospitals, colleges and universities, corporations, and private companies. You may choose to pursue one of the following positions:

  • Network administrator
  • Network maintenance technician
  • Help desk technician

Advanced Degrees

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with a career focus area in Network Administration can help prepare you for entry-level positions in information technology or for undergraduate studies. Earning a bachelor's degree in a related information technology field could offer additional career options and responsibilities. Below are some bachelor's degrees you could pursue:

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Network Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer and Network Security