Design, secure, and manage computer networks.

The Computer Network and System Administration (CNSA) bachelor’s degree prepares you
for some of today’s most challenging and exciting career areas: computer network design,
administration, and security. Michigan Tech graduates are in high demand and command
excellent starting salaries.

With a CNSA degree, you’re ready to design, secure, and manage computer networks in
all sectors of the economy, including healthcare, retail, insurance, manufacturing,
government, and research.

Graduates are well prepared to enter the workplace with the future-proof skills and
qualifications employers are seeking: extensive hands-on learning and labs, co-op
and internship experience, and essential skills in teamwork, communication, troubleshooting,
and critical thinking.

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My Michigan Tech: Michael Dabish

Michael talks about choosing CNSA and Michigan Tech. The short answer? Informed professors
that make learning fun and relevant. And the job placement rate isn’t bad either.

CNSA majors learn to build and troubleshoot computer networks and manage enterprise
systems effectively and securely.

You can tailor your classwork to fit your interests with three technical emphasis

  • Cybersecurity
  • IT Management
  • Network Engineering

The CNSA program incorporates challenging “hands on” labs in each of its technical
courses. In these lab-intensive learning experiences, students gain future-proof experience
with the latest technology and design and implement advanced technologies. All of
our labs are open 24/7.

CNSA students also take advantage of highly competitive cooperative education (co-op)
and internship opportunities. These opportunities give students excellent industry
experience in technical and non-technical areas related to the field.

When you graduate you’ll be well prepared with the skills and qualifications today’s
employers are seeking.