Design, secure, and manage computer networks.
The Computer Network and System Administration (CNSA) bachelor's degree prepares you for some of today's most challenging and exciting career areas: computer network design, administration, and security. Michigan Tech graduates are in high demand and command excellent starting salaries.
With a CNSA degree, you're ready to design, secure, and manage computer networks in all sectors of the economy, including healthcare, retail, insurance, manufacturing, government, and research.
Graduates are well prepared to enter the workplace.
You'll have the future-proof skills and qualifications employers are seeking: extensive hands-on learning and labs, co-op and internship experience, and essential skills in teamwork, communication, troubleshooting, and critical thinking.
My Michigan Tech: Michael Dabish
Michael talks about choosing CNSA and Michigan Tech. The short answer? Informed professors that make learning fun and relevant. And the job placement rate isn’t bad either.
CNSA majors learn to build and troubleshoot computer networks and manage enterprise systems effectively and securely.
You can tailor your classwork to fit your interests with three technical emphasis areas:
- IT Management
- Network Engineering
The CNSA program incorporates challenging "hands on" labs in each of its technical courses. In these lab-intensive learning experiences, students gain future-proof experience with the latest technology and design and implement advanced technologies. All of our labs are open 24/7.
CNSA students also take advantage of highly competitive cooperative education (co-op) and internship opportunities. These opportunities give students excellent industry experience in technical and non-technical areas related to the field.
When you graduate you'll be well prepared with the skills and qualifications today's employers are seeking.
Jobs held by CNSA graduates
- Network Engineer
- Systems Engineer
- Chief Security Officer (CSO)
- Security Specialist
- Database Administrator
- Voice over IP (VoIP) Engineer
- E-commerce Developer
- Application Developer
- Senior Interface Developer
- Network Administrator
Some employers of CNSA graduates
- Progressive Insurance
- Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Cerner Medical
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Harley Davidson
- Ford Motor Company
Recent Internships: CNSA, Cybersecurity, EET
- Alliance Laundry Systems
- Boise Cascade
- C Jackson Electric and Automat
- Caterpillar, Inc.
- CCI Systems, Inc
- Consistacom, Inc.
- Cooper Power Systems
- CSX Transportation
- DTE Energy
- Extreme Engineering Solutions
- GE Aviation
- General Motors
- Georgia-Pacific Corporation
- Harley-Davidson Motor Co
- Hitachi Global Storage Tech
- Johnsonville Sausage, LLC
- Los Alamos Nat'l Lab
- Mass Electric Construction Co.
- Material Handling Services, LL
- Mercury Marine
- Michigan Consolidated Gas Co
- Michigan Tech
- MTU Systems Admin Svcs
- NewPage Corporation
- Northern Star Industries
- Nucor Steel
- Packaging Corp. of America
- Parr Instrument Co.
- Sentry Insurance A Mutual Comp
- Systems Control
- USG Interiors, Inc.
- Wausau Paper