Gain leadership skills and technical knowledge to manage computer networks: you’ll do that here.

The technology management: computer network systems administration degree includes the management and maintenance of complex technological systems. The engineering technology majors often deal with the design and installation of these systems 

What You’ll Do  

As a computer network systems administration major, you’ll implement and support networked systems, gaining a solid foundation in the hardware and architecture of telecommunication networks, operating systems and applications, system design and analysis, networking theory and solutions, network management, optimization, and security.  

  • Learn network design, integration, security, administration, and management of computing and telecommunications technologies. 
  • Gain career-ready, practical experience during laboratory time in the multi-million dollar Seabaugh Polytechnic Building. 
  • Solve open-ended industrial projects in a senior capstone course for students.

What Can You Do with a Technology ManagementComputer Network Systems Administration Degree?

Technology management is a field of study designed to prepare technical and/or management-oriented professionals for employment in business, industry, education, and government. Technology management is primarily involved with the management operation and maintenance of complex technological systems, while engineering and engineering technology are primarily involved with the design and installation of these systems.

Career Opportunities

  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Network Administrator/Specialist
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Manager
  • System Administrator
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Technical Specialist

Outcomes & Careers

  • 94%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Engineering and Technology report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.

  • $69k

    Computer Network Specialist

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a computer network support specialist is $68,860. 

  • $115k

    Computer Network Architect

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a computer network architect is $115,110.

  • $88k

    Network & Computer System Administrator

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a network and computer systems administrator is $88,410. 

Technology Management: Computer Network Systems Administration (BS) Degree Map

Explore the courses you'll need to complete your degree.

What You'll Study

As technology management computer network systems administration major, you’ll learn concepts of network design, integration, security, administration, and management of computing and telecommunications technology. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.

Technology Management: Computer Network Systems Administration Option – 85 hours

Required Courses:

  • IM300 Technical Communication (3)
  • IM301 Industrial Safety (3)
  • IM311 Statistical Process Control (3)
  • IM419 Industrial Supervision (3)
  • IM506 Projects in IET (3)
  • MA116 Precalculus A (3)
  • MA117 Precalculus B (3)
  • MA139 Applied Calculus (3)
  • MN220 Engineering Econ Analysis (3)
  • MN260 Technical Computer Programming Applications (3)
  • PH120/020 Introductory Physics I (5)
  • PH121/021 Introductory Physics II (5)
  • SW207 Understanding Cultural & Social Diversity (3)
  • UI410 Manufacturing Research in a Global Society (3)

Computer Network Systems Administration Option

  • ET160 Basic Electric Circuits (3)
  • ET245 Logic Circuits (3)
  • TN255 Microcomputer Maintenance & Troubleshooting (3)
  • TN275 Introduction to Networks (3)
  • TN295 Firewalls (3)
  • TN375 Routing/Switching Essentials (3)
  • TN395 Server Maintenance & Troubleshooting (3)
  • TN425 Wireless Communication & Mobile Data Networks (3)
  • TN435 Network Security (3
  • TN475 Scaling Networks (3)
  • TN485 Network Operations I (3)
  • TN495 Network Operations II (3)
  • TN565 Network Management (3)
  • TN566 IP Telephony (3)

Choose 3 hours:

  • CY201 Introduction to Cybersecurity (3)
  • IM317 Cooperative Industrial Internship (3)

Some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program.

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours
  • Constitution Requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities & Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)
  • Civics examination

Freshman Year    

Fall Semester (13 Hours)     

  • UI100 (1)
  • EN100 (3)
  • MA116 (3) 
  • TN255 (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)     

  • IM300 (3)
  • ET160 (3)
  • MA117 (3)
  • MN260 (3)
  • TN275 (3)

Sophomore Year    

Fall Semester (17 Hours)  

  • ET245 (3)
  • MA139 (3) 
  • PH120 (5) 
  • TN375 (3)
  • TN295 (3) 

Spring Semester (17 Hours)    

  • PH121 (5) 
  • SW207 (3)
  • TN395 (3)
  • IM301 (3)
  • General Education (3) 

Junior Year    

Fall Semester (15 Hours)    

  • IM311 (3) 
  • TN425 (3)
  • General Education (3) 
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3) 

Spring Semester (15 Hours)     

  • MN220 (3)
  • TN435 (3)
  • TN475 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Senior Year    

Fall Semester (15 Hours)     

  • CY201 or IM317 (3) 
  • IM419 (3) 
  • IM506 (3)
  • TN485 (3)
  • TN566 (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)  

  • TN565 (3)
  • TN495 (3)
  • UI410 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3) 

Get Funding for Your Education

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Accelerated Master’s Degree

Southeast offers an accelerated master’s degree for current students. You can get both undergraduate and graduate credit for some 500 level courses, meaning you can graduate with an MBA sooner.


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Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

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