Computer Networking Degree at Michigan Tech University

Computer Network and System Administration

Computers are part of our everyday life—but without people who know how to manage the networks that support our technology, it would be a crazy world. Luckily, Michigan Technological University’s computer network and systems administration (CNSA) program fills this critical need. We provide a defined, experiential approach to programming, security, and Linux administration. You’ll graduate prepared to excel in multiple areas of computer networks and security.

The CNSA program will immerse you in networking, system administration, and cybersecurity. You’ll spend less time in math and general lab sciences classes and more in program-specific, hands-on labs. You’ll also be establishing networks, learning how to defend them from hackers, and training to run some of the most important resources that any company can own: its computing equipment.

Take courses like:

  • Network Security Engineering
  • New Technologies Seminar
  • Project Management
  • Database Management

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Providing infrastructure and IT services for real clients in the ITOxygen Enterprise
  • Playing hack-and-defend “capture the flag” in class; create your own secure network, then try to hack your classmates’ networks as they try to hack yours
  • Networking, both with computers and for yourself, in the Association of Information Technology Professionals

Get a job like:

  • Chief security officer (CSO)
  • Network engineer
  • Application developer
  • Director of enterprise business systems

Work for companies like:

  • Cerner Medical
  • IBM
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • NASA
  • US Department of Defense