Computer Network and System Administration

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 Tech’s computer network and system 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 network and security.

Choose your Focus

As a computer network and system administrator major you can focus on technical areas such as:

  • Cyber Security
  • Database Development
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Network Engineering
  • Technical Operations Management

What You Need to Know About This Program

  • Network World says that “Michigan Tech's program for the Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Network and System Administration (CNSA) is taking steps to see that the students are ready to hit the ground running when they leave school.”
  • The CNSA program has established a relationship with the Los Alamos National Security Lab in New Mexico that has generated co-op opportunities and full-time positions.
  • Put your classroom skills into practice by working part-time in the local area with international corporations like GE Aviation and Dematic Corp. These companies hire Michigan Tech students to fill critical positions in their IT areas.
  • Twenty-one of your twenty-four core courses offer detailed labs designed to complement lectures and replicate industry practice. Practice integration of layers 1, 2, and 3 hardware with application specific programs, learn about wireless APs and Bluetooth technology, study a variety of firewalls and intrusion detection systems, and more.
  • Michigan Tech’s Computer Network and System Administration program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

As a graduate, you’ll receive offers for positions such as network engineer, e-commerce/web developer, security specialist, database administrator, Voice over IP (VOIP) engineer, and systems engineer. And as global companies become more “wired,” the demand for computer networking and systems administration majors will only continue to grow.

Learn more about computer network and system administration at Michigan Tech!