Computer Network and System Administration Accreditation

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CNSA Accreditation

Michigan Tech's Computer Network and System Administration program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. Data on annual student enrollment and degrees awarded can be viewed by clicking on the following two links: annual enrollment and degrees awarded annually.

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) describe the attributes that we aspire for our graduates to possess three to five years after graduation. The BS degree program in Computer Network and System Administration (CNSA) will prepare graduates with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in the applied design, analysis, development, implementation or oversight of advanced information technology and processes.

  • Graduates of the program will be prepared for their first position in the field.
  • Assuming positions of technical and management leadership within their respective organizations.
  • Working in cross-functional teams providing expert knowledge in the area of information technology.
  • Employers will be satisfied with the performance of the program graduates' skills including written and verbal communication in a professional environment, and professional ethics
  • Exercising continuous improvement, with a focus on quality and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Student Outcomes

The CNSA Student Outcomes (SOs) capture the desired attributes that the CNSA program in the School of Technology aspires to impart to its students through the curriculum and academic experience.

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline (ABET 3.a)
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution (ABET 3.b)
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs (ABET 3.c)
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal (ABET 3.d)
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities (ABET 3.e)
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences (ABET 3.f)
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society (ABET 3.g)
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development (ABET 3.h)
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice (ABET 3.i)
  • An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies (ABET 3.j)
  • An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems (ABET 3.k)
  • An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment (ABET 3.l (IT))
  • An understanding of best practices and standards and their application (ABET 3.m (IT))
  • An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan (ABET 3.n (IT))