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The College has very reputable programs and is well known in the information technology industry. Dominic Jones, IT Student

Are you looking to gain skills necessary to be a network administrator? Our Network and System Administration program will equip you with the ability to manage Microsoft Windows networks, configure routers and switches, and troubleshoot PC computing hardware and software. Program curriculum is designed to provide you not only with an Associate of Applied Science degree, but also with the knowledge you need to earn industry-recognized certifications, including Microsoft and CompTIA.

The Network and System Administration class is limited to 20 students, so make sure you Apply and Register early. Spaces fill fast! Get your spot by starting today: Apply Now


The mission of the Network and System Administration program is to provide students with a rich learning environment that encourages students to explore the fundamental aspects of computer networking, Windows server installation and administration, and network virtualization. Graduates of the program will be prepared to pursue employment as a networking and server professional or pursue additional advanced certifications.

Why This Program

Information technologies have a significant presence in all areas of business today. The Network and System Administration program is designed to provide a solid foundation in networking skills, and addresses the need for IT professionals with a comprehensive understanding of network operating systems. Students install, configure, and manage small to medium sized networks in a virtualized environment. This allows students to practice theoretical networking concepts by completing practice hands-on lab assignments. This prepares our graduates for an exciting future in the IT industry. The Network and Systems Administration program prepares students for industry certifications which validate technical skills to employers.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Demonstrate the knowledge needed to earn industry-recognized certifications, including Microsoft, and CompTIA
  • Gain advanced, market relevant skills that employers recognize and respect
  • Utilize skills necessary to be a network administrator
  • Manage Microsoft and Linux operating systems within a client-server environment
  • Configure industry standard routers and switch
  • Troubleshoot PC computing hardware and software


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Allied Business Solutions donates $5,000 to empower Information Technology students at CWI.

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Ten Career Technical Education students, nominated by their instructors, selected to receive $1,000 scholarships.

Prepare for a career in the field of information technology with hands-on learning utilizing current technologies in real-world scenarios.

Congratulations to Bradley Dougal, a 2019-2020 Nagel Foundation scholarship recipient.

Congratulations to Mindy Young, College of Western Idaho’s Faculty of Distinction for April 2019.