Network and System Administration

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Network and System Administration

Maintain Computer Networks

Network and system administration is a fast-paced, challenging field that needs dedicated problem-solvers to maintain the computer networks that keep business moving.

Network and system administrators design, build, integrate, maintain and secure local area networks, design and support server systems and software, and provide end-user support for LAN-based applications.

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Kirkwood offers more than $3 million in scholarships for students each year. Students in this program may be eligible to have half their tuition paid for by the Kibbie Grant.

Graduates of the network and system administration program will be able to:

  1. Design, build, and troubleshoot an Internet capable network.
  2. Implement and deploy operating systems for servers and workstations.
  3. Apply legal concepts to the information technology industry.
  4. Exhibit accepted ethical practices pertaining to the IT Industry.
  5. Formulate a secure network environment.
  6. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  7. Participate effectively as part of a team.

Program Costs

Network and System Administration 

Program Entry Semester: Fall 2021

Year One

Credits: 15 14 29
Tuition: $2,790 $2,604 $5,394
Fees: $50 $50 $100
Books: $1,110.23 $949.47 $2,059.70



Credits: 9 9
Tuition: $1,674 $1,674
Fees: $50 $50
Books: $611.52 $611.52


Year Two

Credits: 15 16 31
Tuition: $2,790 $2,976 $5,766
Fees: $50 $50 $100
Books: $771.24 $519.75 $1,290.99




Costs provided are estimated and based on in-state tuition rates. Book cost estimates are for new books. Individual expenses may vary. These costs also do not factor in potential financial aid benefits. For a complete view of your specific cost expectation, visit our Cost Estimator Tool.
Included fees: Technology Fee
Current Tuition Rates per Credit Hour: $ 186 In-State; $ 249 Out-of-State; $ 372 International
Updated: 2/1/2021

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Program Requirements

To get into the Network and System Administration program, you must complete the following, in addition to Kirkwood's steps to become a student:

  • Apply to Kirkwood
  • Meet reading and writing requirements
  • Reading: Qualifying reading test score or high school grade point average (GPA)
  • Writing: Qualifying writing test score or high school grade point average (GPA)

Kirkwood and Network and System Administration admissions policies and procedures are subject to change at any time. After all admissions criteria are met, students are accepted or placed on the waitlist to the Network and System Administration program.

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