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.

For more information, please contact the Engineering and Information Technologies Division at (513) 569-1743.

To apply for this program at Cincinnati State, visit the Admissions section of the College website.

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 Engineering and Information Technologies Division at (513) 569-1743.

To apply for this program at Cincinnati State, visit the Admissions section of the College website.

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
ENG 1XX English Composition Elective (G)  303
MAT 105Quantitative Reasoning ( G) 223
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 290Networking and Computer Support 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

Electives

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Success Strategies: Overview1
FYE 105College Success Strategies: Overview and Application2
FYE 110College Success Strategies: Practice and Application3
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
Any ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC3
Arts/Humanities Elective
Any ART, CULT, FRN, SPN, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 1303
Business Elective
ACC 101Financial Accounting3
LAW 101Business Law3
MGT 101Principles of Management3

Some courses are offered in alternative versions identified with a letter after the course number-- for example, ENG 101 and ENG 101A.

  • This curriculum displays only course numbers without the added letter.
  • The alternative version, when available, meets the requirements of the course version without the added letter.

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

Some courses are offered in alternative versions identified with a letter after the course number-- for example, ENG 101 and ENG 101A.

  • This curriculum displays only course numbers without the added letter.
  • The alternative version, when available, meets the requirements of the course version without the added letter.

Computer Network Administration (NETA)

  • Ability to use resources to solve technical problems involving operating systems and server software.
  • Ability to manage multiple operating systems, systems software, and network services.
  • Ability to understand compliance issues and corporate and federal compliance regulations.
  • Ability to function independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information verbally, in writing, and in presentations.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism in the workplace and maintain user/client confidentiality.

Courses

NETA 115 Networking Essentials
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on managing operating systems in a network environment. Topics include: topologies and technologies; network hardware; protocols; network standards; network problem solving; and network administration, support, and security.
Prerequisites: IT 115
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NETA 120 Computer Virtualization
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on operating systems in a virtual environment. Topics include: fundamentals of virtualization, advantages of using virtual software, and installing virtual systems.
Prerequisites: ENG 085 and MAT 093, or appropriate placements
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NETA 125 Open Source Operating Systems and Applications
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on the open source movement and essential operating systems and applications. Topics include: history of open source, the Linux operating system, file systems, and troubleshooting.
Prerequisites: IT 115
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NETA 135 Information Technology Support Desk Concepts
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on fundamental operations and procedures of an information technology support desk. Topics include: product evaluation, roles and responsibilities, support management, needs assessment, and troubleshooting.
Prerequisites: IT 115
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NETA 155 Server Administration 1
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on user administration for Microsoft Windows server technology. Topics include: installing servers, configuring server roles, deploying core network services, administering Active Directory, managing remote servers, and creating and managing group policy. This course prepares students for a Microsoft Certification exam.
Prerequisites: NETC 121 or IT 115 (minimum grade C for both)
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NETA 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Computer Network Administration
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CIT 190
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NETA 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Computer Network Administration
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: NETA 191
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NETA 193 Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Computer Network Administration
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their third part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: NETA 192
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NETA 194 Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Computer Network Administration
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their fourth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: NETA 193
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NETA 195 Part-Time Cooperative Education 5: Computer Network Administration
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their fifth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: NETA 194
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NETA 196 Part-Time Cooperative Education 6: Computer Network Administration
1 Credit. 1 Lecture Hour. 20 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their sixth part-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students are expected to register for academic courses during the same semester. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: NETA 195
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NETA 256 Server Adminstration 2
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A continuation of NETA 155. Topics include: deploying, managing, and maintaining servers; configuring file and print services; configuring Network Policy Server infrastructure; configuring and managing Active Directory; and managing group policy. This course prepares students for a Microsoft Certification exam.
Prerequisites: NETA 155 (minimum grade C)
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NETA 265 Server Configuration
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on configuration for Microsoft Windows server technology. Topics include: configuring file and storage solutions, network services, Active Directory infrastructure, and access solutions; and business continuity and disaster recovery. This course prepares students for a Microsoft Certification exam.
Prerequisites: NETA 155 (minimum grade C)
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NETA 290 Networking and Computer Support Capstone
4 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 6 Lab Hours.

Students demonstrate knowledge and skills while completing a project related to the Computer Network Administration and Computer Support and Administration programs. Topics include: analyzing and designing appropriate network architecture, developing business network solutions, and installing and implementing networks.
Prerequisites: NETA 256 or CSA 112
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NETA 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Computer Network Administration
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CIT 190
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NETA 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Computer Network Administration
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: NETA 291
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NETA 293 Full-Time Cooperative Education 3: Computer Network Administration
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their third full-time field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow cooperative education policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: NETA 292
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NETA 294 Internship 1: Computer Network Administration
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their first unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: CIT 190
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NETA 295 Internship 2: Computer Network Administration
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 40 Lab Hours.

Students seeking an associate's degree participate in their second unpaid field learning experience related to their degree. Students must follow applicable policies and procedures to earn credit. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: NETA 294
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Faculty

Program Chair/Advisor

Tomie Gartland, BA, AS
tomie.gartland@cincinnatistate.edu

Co-op Coordinator

Noelle Grome, ME, MA
noelle.grome@cincinnatistate.edu

Advisor

Bernell Prince, BS
bernell.prince@cincinnatistate.edu