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Information Technology-System Administrator

Information Technology-System Administrator Certificate

Earn a system administrator certificate for an entry-level career in IT system administration for half the cost.

  • About the IT-System Administrator Certificate

    The system administrator certificate prepares students for entry-level work in IT systems. System administrators maintain computer systems. They may install, maintain, monitor, update, and repair computers, servers, applications.

    In the system administrator certificate program, you’ll learn about PC maintenance, wireless communications, networking, servers, CISCO routers and switches, and more. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up internationally-recognized certifications from CompTIA, CISCO, Microsoft, and more. You’ll also develop the professional skills needed for successful employment such as self-management, communication, and interviewing.

    Employment opportunities may be available in any industry, from education and non-profits to corporations and global enterprises.

    The system administrator certificate is a one-year program designed for entry-level employment. Additional coursework can be added to earn an associate degree for advanced career and educational opportunities.

  • What You’ll Learn

    View the full curriculum guide for the Certificate in Information Technology-System Administrator.

  • What Can I Do With an IT-System Administrator Certificate?

    This certificate equips you for entry-level employment as a system administrator.

    Careers and Salaries
    Career OptionSalary
    Network Administrator: $83,510

    2019 median pay. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Related Programs

Student Clubs

IT Club

IT Club members meet to discuss IT-related activities and concepts. Field trips have been taken to cities such as the Indianapolis gaming convention. All students who have an interest in IT are welcome to become members.

Gaming Club

Students are able to gather and compete with one another while playing popular online video games. Gaming club members can also contribute to eSports activities. All students who have an interest in IT are welcome to become members.

Wood Building home to business and IT classes

Barbara Wood Building

The Barbara Wood Building is home to all business, accounting, paralegal, and IT classes at SMC.