The Computer Information Systems: System and Network Administration A.A.S. program prepares you for employment as a network and system administrator.

The program provides students with a strong information systems and business background, with further specialization in network security, programming and scripting, operating system (OS) administration and network management.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation in the fields of computer science, information technology (IT), informatics or technology and computer information systems. Some graduates may wish to transfer to a four-year institution.

This program is offered by the Computing and Information Sciences Department.

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Career and Transfer Opportunities

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Recent employers have included: 3D Technology; Business Automation Services; City of Albany; Deep Blue Communications; Department of Health; GlobalFoundries; Hewlett Packard; NYS Department of Labor; NYS Education Department; St. Peter's Health Partners; and The Sage Colleges.

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Recent transfer schools include SUNY Albany, Siena College and SUNY Empire State.

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Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here are median salaries taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2017): Network and Computer System Administrator, $77,140.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

James Looby
Brahan Hall, Room 206

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.