Network Systems Administration​​​​

  • ​FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE for working or commuting students by use of 
  • VARIED CLASS FORMATS include classroom, distance learning and online options;
  • HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE using Cisco Networking Equipment
  • COMPREHENSIVE STUDENT SERVICES providing students with help from enrollment to job placement through Rural Information Technology Alliance
  • MOST COURSES RECORDED for convenient viewing online
  • CISCO ACADEMY Since 2002

​Students work on state of the art Cisco networking equipment to learn the fundamentals of computer networking and how to manage actual and virtual networks.  Managing servers, handling network challenges, and troubleshooting problems are all central to the curriculum.  Classes lead to CCNA Certification.  Courses teach networking both wired and wireless, VOIP, and beginning security.  Students completing the program are in high demand and can go directly to work or attend a four year school to learn the management side of Information Technology. 

Our flexible delivery methods, including web broadcasting and recording class sessions via WebEx, helps students with scheduling difficulties. We use various distance learning technologies to allow students to take classes from home or work. Most lectures and demonstrations are recorded so students can view them at their convenience for more clarification or review.

From enrollment to job placement Education and Employment Advisors provide students with comprehensive students advising to ensure students reach their full potential.  These services are provided by the Rural Information Technology Alliance (RITA) through a TAACCCT Grant funded by the Department of Labor. More on these RITA services here​.

Want More Information? 

Text, call or email Nate Erickson to set up a time to meet with an Education & Employment Advisor, tour the IT and Multimedia Design classrooms, or to attend an IT Info Session.  You can also
 request information here.

Text/call: 320-429-0472

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