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AASIT - Network Administration

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology - Network Administration program is designed to prepare students for careers in the IT industry. Learn more about the AASIT - Network Administration degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology - Network Administration Emphasis

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Associate of Applied Science

Program Description:

Students in Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology degree program have the opportunity to study Network Administration. The program is designed to provide an overview of information technology topics, such as Web development and programming. Students also take courses that are aimed at helping them learn how to install, maintain, and administer networks. Students also have the opportunity to hone their critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length/Total Credits Required:

90 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology - Network Administration Emphasis

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Major Requirements

  • CM 241: Foundations of Technical Communication (2 credits)
  • IT 117: Introduction to Website Development (5 credits)
  • IT 133: Software Applications (5 credits)
  • IT 190: Foundations in Information Technology (5 credits)
  • IT 234: Database Foundations (5 credits)
  • IT 261: Desktop Administration (5 credits)
  • IT 273: Networking Concepts (5 credits)
  • IT 299: Associate's Capstone in Information Technology (5 credits)
  • Choose one of the following (5 credits):
    • IT 111: Programming Fundamentals for Beginners
    • IT 193: Foundations of Programming Using Visual Basic

Network Administration Emphasis Requirements

  • IT 278: Network Administration (5 credits)
  • IT 283: Networking with TCP / IP (5 credits)
  • IT 286: Introduction to Network Security (5 credits)

Core and Elective Requirements

  • CM 107: College Composition I (5 credits)
  • CM 220: College Composition II (5 credits)
  • CS 204: Professional Presence (3 credits)
  • MM 212: College Algebra (5 credits)
  • Open Electives (25 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Kaplan University AASIT - Network Administration program may have the opportunity to continue their education at the bachelor's level. Students who choose to pursue a bachelor's degree could be able to learn more about network administration or choose to learn about another area of information technology.

Bachelor's degree options for graduates could include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Network Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer and Network Security
  • Bachelor of Science in Network Administration Security

Career Paths:

The Kaplan University Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology, network administration program is designed focus on skills needed to work with computer networks. Students also have the opportunity to learn about computer software and hardware. Graduates could be able to apply these skills to pursue entry-level jobs in the information technology field.

Entry-level positions that graduates could pursue include:

  • Computer support specialist
  • Network administrator
  • Webmaster