Minnesota State College, Southeast Technical

Minnesota State College, Southeast Technical

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
Programs Of Study
Network Administration and Technology

Network Administration & Technology

Network Administration is among the fastest growing fields in today's global society.

In our Network Administration Technology program at Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical, you will learn to meet the challenges of an ever-changing computer-networking environment.

Students are trained academically on the various ways in designing, planning, implementing and managing network systems with an emphasis in the “hands-on” applied approach to learning. The “hands-on” approach stressed throughout the program adds a dimension necessary to acquire practical troubleshooting skills to function efficiently in this complex computer field.

Major Offerings


Major Title (Degree) Campus(es) Credits
Network Administration & Technology (AAS) Winona 60 cr
Network Administration & Technology (DIP) Winona 32 cr
Network Administration & Technology-Cisco (CERT) Winona 12 cr
Network Administration & Technology-Microsoft (CERT) Winona 12 cr

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Program graduates will be able to:
  1. Analyze, plan for and support operating system maintenance.
  2. Evaluate, identify and implement appropriate security standards.
  3. Acquire technical skills and knowledge necessary to become highly competitive candidates for job openings and promotions within information technology or related fields.
  4. Design, build and manage PC networks in a Microsoft, Novell or Unix environment.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to formulate questions and to use a variety of sources and tools to capture, access, store and retrieve digital information.
  6. Configure Cisco routers and switches to operate in a typical LAN/WAN Environment.
  7. Communicate and interpret technical projects and tasks to non-technical personnel.
  8. Perform IP address subnetting and configure devices to use protocols from the TCP/IP suite.

Instructors

  • Steve Rudnik has been in the information technology field since 1994 providing networking services to businesses and schools in southeastern Minnesota. He holds certifications in A+, Network+, Server+, Security+, CNA (Certified Novell Administrator), CCNA (Certified Cisco Network Associate), CCAI (Cisco Certified Academy Instructor) and a certified Citrix Metaframe technician. In addition, Steve has been trained and certified to recognize network security threats and vulnerabilities and implementing counter measures. He has also been trained and certified by a NSA (National Security Agency) approved program for configuring and implementing router, firewall and VPN security for data networks. Currently, Steve is a full-time faculty member at Minnesota State College's Network Administration and Technology Department, instructing students on Microsoft, Novell, and Unix/Linux platforms.

Career Opportunities

  • Network Administration Assistant
  • Microsoft Network Administrator
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Internet Network Assistant
  • Network Administrator Assistant
  • Certified Netware Administrator
  • Hardware and Software Technicians

Program Highlights

  • Unique program for the area
  • Curriculum is designed to be "hands-on"
  • Fast growing field
  • Evening courses available for working adults
  • Cisco Certified and Microsoft Certified