• Computer Systems &

    Network Admin

    The Computer Systems & Network Administration Program is a two-year program. The first year begins with basic PC repair and troubleshooting. The student will learn the basics of computer technology. The student will learn proper computer help desk and technician skills. In the second year, the student will build upon previous experience and gain a solid foundation in network and systems administration, complete with training in the latest technologies used by businesses today..

    Program Content

    Introduction to Computer Hardware

    • Safety
    • Motherboard
    • CPU’s and overclocking
    • RAM
    • Storage (SSD’s, Mechanical Hard Drives, Flash and NAND)
    • Video Systems (SLI, Cross Fire)
    • Power Supplies
    • Assembling Computers
    • Laptops, Ultrabooks, Tablets, and Smartphones

    Identifying Hardware Component

    • The Power Supply
    • Motherboard Architecture
    • BUS Slots and I/O Cards
    • System Resources
    • Input/Output Devices
    • Multimedia Devices

    Software Configuration

    • Upgrading Firmware
    • BIOS and UEFI Setup
    • Partitioning and Formatting
    • Operation Systems Installation (Windows XP/7/8, Linux,Macintosh, Android, iOS)
    • Operating System Modification (Rooting Android Devices, Mobile OS’s)
    • Overclocking
    • Application Installation
    • Virus and Malware removal
    • Security

    Second Year

    • Introduction to Networks
    • Copper and Fiber Optics
    • Network Protocols
    • System’s and Network Administration
    • Building and Configuring Servers
    • Network Operating Systems Installation (Server 2008, 2012, Ubuntu and RedHat Linux)
    • Cisco Switch and Router Configuration
    • Domain Management
    • Virtualization and Remote Storage (Hyper-V, VMWare, Thin Clients)
    • LAN’s and Networked Gaming

    Network Security

    • Penetration Testing
    • Wireless Security
    • Firewalls
    • Encryption
    • Ethical Hacking
    • Wireshark and Packet Sniffing



  • Matt Champlin
    P: (315) 253-0361 ext. 5609

    Stacy Pettigrass
    Teacher Assistant


    All  second-year students will complete a Career and Technical Education Portfolio that exhibits necessary elements for CTE Endorsement and demonstrates competencies in Computer Service & Network Administration.

    Internship Experiences
    Students can participate in an internship experience where they will apply their knowledge while working with professionals in authentic career settings. Students will have an opportunity to dialog with practitioners via guest presentations while developing professional insights and future educational plans.

    College Credit

    • Cayuga Community College (SUNY Transcript)
    • Intro to Geographical Information Systems
    • Microcomputer Maintenance
    • Intro to Local Area Networks
    • Herkimer Community College
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology
    • Integrated Math Credit


    • CompTIA: Network+
    • CompTIA: A+

    Industry Site Visits
    Students will have the opportunity to interact with professionals in the field by making industry site visits. This experience provides students with the opportunity to network with area professionals.

    Potential Careers

    Computer Systems & Network Administration could lead to careers in:

    • Field Hardware/Software Technician
    • Computer Technician
    • Desktop Support Specialist
    • Systems Admin-Support Technician
    • Help Desk Specialist
    • Technical Trainer
    • Field Service Engineer
    • Network Administrator
    • Field Service Representative
    • Technology Specialist
    • Network Support Technician
    • Electronics Sales
    • Computer Sales
    • Game Developer
    • Game Designer
    • Operating System Modifications
    • Overclocking Applications