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Associate of Science in Network Administration and Security

CAMPUSES KnoxvilleNashville
SCHOLARSHIPS Tennessee PromiseYellow Ribbon

Career Options*

Technical Support Representative Network Administrator Junior Systems Administrator LAN/WAN Administrator Network Specialist Network Security Specialist Network Technician IT Support Specialist

8%* Estimated Job Growth

Keys to Success

Being successful in IS and IT requires the ability to work independently, set priorities, and manage your time well. Students need to be detail-oriented and should be able to shift seamlessly between the focus needed for technical work and the communication skills necessary for customer service.

South College’s Associate of Science in Network Administration and Security program is designed to prepare students for several industry exams, including the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator examination and other certification exams like CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+. In fact, many of the textbooks used in this program are CompTIA certified courseware used to prepare for the exam. Though passing is not guaranteed, students will have received a comprehensive review of the material covered on the exam and should be well prepared to work in the field right away.

Continuing Education

This is the most advanced degree program offered by South College in network communication and security.

Additional Information

Accreditation

South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate and associate levels.

Consumer Information

Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.

*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions. Job growth statistics are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014–2024 projections. Note that the Bureau does not publish estimates for all job titles, so in some cases these numbers are an approximation based on similar job titles.

Success at South College

Shawn Domm

I chose South College because it came highly recommended from mentors of mine, the faculty is second to none, and the program fits my ever-changing lifestyle. I also chose it because of the flexibility. My wife is still serving in the United States Air Force on Active Duty, and this means that we move when they tell us to move.

- Shawn Domm, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Elizabeth Ferichs

One of the major reasons I chose South College was for the smaller class sizes. It allows more one-on-one time between students and professors, which enhances the learning experience for me.

- Elizabeth Frerichs, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Adam Hatcher

I went to college originally straight out of high school with the intent of majoring in musical performance with a concentration in theoretical studies. I was not prepared to for college at that point, so I decided to gain some experience and maturity by joining the work force full-time. After working for 10 years, I felt it was time to try school again.

- Adam Hatcher, Bachelor of Business Administration
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