The Network Administration concentration provides students with necessary skills for careers as network technicians and engineers. Courses concentrate in areas of building, maintaining and troubleshooting computer networks; configuring switches and routers; and securing and protecting networks and data from attacks. The curriculum includes preparation for A+. Network+, Security+, and CCNA certifications. This A.A.S. program is a career degree, preparing students for the workforce after graduation. However, students can opt to transfer to a four-year program rather than start a career, but should confer with advisors and transferring institutions for specific requirements.