• Network Administration & Security

    This program provides graduates with a thorough knowledge of network operating systems, thereby enabling graduates to support fully client/server environments.

  • The Network Administration & Security option leads to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. This option will provide graduates with a thorough knowledge of network operating systems, thereby enabling graduates to support fully client/ server environments. In addition, students will be prepared to take certification examinations in UNIX and Windows.

  • In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation.

    Your Advising Team is made up of faculty, professional and peer advisors. They will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:

    • Explore your major
    • Select introductory and advanced courses
    • Connect you with campus support services
    • Prepare an educational and career plan

    Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.

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    Network and computer administrators are a critical part of nearly every business, school and organization. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, persons in these roles in 2012 earned an average of $72,000 each year. Additionally, nearly 43,000 more positions in this field are expected to be needed in the coming years.

    Explore career possibilities on Career Connect.

    Current Students
    Log in to My LaGuardia to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia's Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.

    Prospective Students
    Review the curriculum.

    Please note: Students will be held to the program and degree requirements of the year that they enter the College, unless the student changes their major in a different academic year. In that case, the student will be held to the current year requirements as listed in the catalog. Learn more.

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    Use the Degree Map and DegreeWorks to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio. See a full list of Flexible Core courses on the Pathways page.

    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.

    In addition to the two-year degree in Network Administration & Security, LaGuardia offers a 15 credit certificate program.


    MAC232 UNIX Network Operating Systems 3 credits
    MAC220 Windows Network Operating Systems 3 credits
    MAC245 Network and Systems Security 3 credits
    MAC246 Advanced Network and Systems Security 3 credits
    MAC252 Advanced UNIX Administration 3 credits

    Students graduating from the Network Administration and Security program, who maintain a 2.0 (or higher) GPA can seamlessly transfer to the Bachelor of Technology program at New York City College of Technology as Computer Systems majors.

    Visit the Articulation Agreements page to learn more about transfer opportunities.

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