Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.
Do you want to get CompTIA, Cisco CCENT, Microsoft MCP, or EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certified? If you do, start by getting your network administrator and cybersecurity associate in applied science degree at Lake Superior College. Graduates leave with the skills and knowledge needed to get certified. As a student, you’ll learn how to provide technical support for computer networks in business environments. You’ll learn server and network engineer skills, hardware support skills and security essentials.
Skills & Knowledge
- Open system interconnection (OSI) model
- Networking: Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN)
- Hardware installation, software configuration and management for computers, networks, routers
- Design, configure, implement and secure based on organizational needs analysis for computers, networks, routers
- Dynamical host configuration protocol (DHCP), domain name system (DNS), network shares and printing, remote access, user accounts and groups, desktop and network security
- LSC is a designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
- Training lab simulates work environments and specific cybersecurity challenges in industries such as healthcare, government, transportation, and more.
- Cybersecurity program is ranked among the nation’s top online associate degrees by bestcolleges.com.
Plan Your Education
The Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.Program Guide
Center for Cybersecurity
The LSC Center for Cybersecurity was established to provide a broad range of system security and information assurance services for local businesses and the community at large. The Center will provide students with real-world learning experiences in cybersecurity education through several business and government partnerships.
Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree. Starting Fall 2018, LSC will charge the same rates regardless of a student’s state of residence. Non-Minnesota residents will pay the same tuition rates as Minnesota residents.
The network engineer degree may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.
Potential Career Opportunities
- Network engineer
- Systems administrator
- IT manager
- LAN administrator
- Network manager