Computer Network Administration (NETA & NETAC)

Computer Network Administration (NETA)

Students in the Computer Network Administration program learn to plan, implement, analyze, and administer local, campus-wide, metropolitan, and wide-area networks. Students develop expertise in all facets of networking including operating systems, network hardware, server administration, and virtualization. 

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are proficient with server setup and configuration, network security measures, messaging, network wiring, and network help desk operations. In addition, the program prepares students to qualify for several technical certifications.

Computer Network Administration Certificate (NETAC)

The Computer Network Administration Certificate prepares students to implement and administer both client-based and server-based systems.

Students develop expertise in computer operating systems, network operating systems, server administration, and server configuration. 

In addition, the certificate prepares students to qualify for Microsoft technical certification.

For more information, please contact the Center for Innovative Technologies at (513) 569-1743.

To apply for this program at Cincinnati State, visit our Admissions Page

Computer Network Administration (NETA)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
IT 105Information Technology Concepts ( B) 233
IT 115Operating Systems Administration 1 ( B) 233
NETA 120Computer Virtualization ( T) 233
CIT 190Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies ( B) 101
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
Semester 2  
IT 116Operating Systems Administration 2 ( B) 233
NETA 115Networking Essentials ( T) 233
NETA 155Server Administration 1 ( T) 324
MAT 121Technical Algebra and Geometry with Statistics ( G) 223
ENG 1XX English Composition Elective (G)  303
Semester 3  
NETA 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Computer Network Administration ( T) 1402
Semester 4  
NETA 135Information Technology Support Desk Concepts ( T) 324
NETA 256Server Adminstration 2 ( T) 324
NETA 265Server Configuration ( T) 324
XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)  303
Semester 5  
NETA 125Open Source Operating Systems and Applications ( T) 233
NETA 290Computer Network Administration Capstone ( T) 164
COMM 110Public Speaking ( B) 303
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective (G)  303
XXX XXX Business Elective (B)  303
Semester 6  
NETA 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Computer Network Administration ( T) 1402
Total Credits:  4911465


First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
Arts/Humanities Elective
Business Elective
ACC 101Financial Accounting3
LAW 101Business Law3
MGT 101Principles of Management3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum. 

G = General Education course in this curriculum

B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum

T = Technical course in this curriculum

Computer Network Administration Certificate (NETAC)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
IT 105Information Technology Concepts 233
IT 115Operating Systems Administration 1 233
NETA 120Computer Virtualization 233
Semester 2  
NETA 155Server Administration 1 324
IT 116Operating Systems Administration 2 233
NETA 115Networking Essentials 233
Semester 3  
NETA 135Information Technology Support Desk Concepts 324
NETA 256Server Adminstration 2 324
NETA 265Server Configuration 324
Total Credits:  222331


Program Chair/Advisor

Professor Jeffrey Vetter, BS, BA

Co-op Coordinator

Professor Noelle Grome, ME, MA