Certificate in IT Administration

Employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to increase greatly over the next two years. This growth translates into a need for systems administrators who can help organizations use technology to communicate with employees, clients, and consumers.


Provides the basics of IT administration, as well as a solid technical background in databases and networking. Students gain knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and practices necessary to administer and secure a modern IT environment. 

Demand for computer security specialists will grow as businesses and government continue to invest heavily in “cyber security,” protecting vital computer networks and electronic infrastructures from attack. The information security field is expected to generate many new systems administrator jobs over the next decade as firms across all industries place a high priority on safeguarding their data and systems.

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Students in the IT Administration Graduate Certificate Program will learn a wide range of leadership and management skills in addition to the following skills:  

  • Administration of host server systems. 
  • Fundamentals of wireless network security and administration. 
  • Protocols and standards of the TCP/IP suite that govern the functions of the Internet. 
  • Security control risks and issues. 
  • Various network architecture and protocol standards.


Jonathan Smitherson

Halper, Michael H.

IT Program Director

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Halper, Michael H.
IT Program Director, Information Technology Program
GITC 3803B