Network Systems Technology - Network Server Administration Option, A.S.


WOULD you like a career in cybersecurity?

Servers are the Internet's workhorses. These complex machines access, control, and store our information. If you are detail-oriented and like solving problems, you are a good candidate for this growing career field. In this AS degree program, you learn how to configure, connect, and secure the machines that power the cloud. Your gain skill through an intense and detailed hands-on curriculum. Your program aligns with highly sought after certifications including CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, Cisco CCNA, and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 MCSA.  

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Who is eligible for the Network Systems Technology - Network Server Administration Option, A.S. Program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to the Network Systems Technology - Network Server Administration Option, A.S. Program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
Mathematics Area
•+*MAC1105, College Algebra 3
Natural Sciences Area
See General Education Requirements 3
Social Sciences Area
Philosophy/Religion +PHI2600, Ethics 3
Behavioral Sciences PSY2012 or SYG 2000, Psychology/Sociology 3

COMPTIA Certification Aligned Courses

(12 credits) #*CTS1111, Linux+ 3
+*CTS1120, Security+ 3
#*CTS1131, A+ Hardware 3
*CTS1133, Desktop Operating Systems (A+ Software)

CISCO Academy 4-Course Sequence

(12 credits) #*CTS1650, Network Fundamentals 3
+*CTS1651, Cisco Router Technology/Router Protocols and Concepts 3
+*CTS2652, Advanced Router Tech (CISCO/CCNA) 3
+#*CTS2653, Cisco Project-Based Learning/Accessing the WAN 3
(3 credits) COP1000, Introduction to Programming Logic 3
(3 credits) +CTS1134, Networking Essentials (Network+) 3

Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012

(6 credits) #*CTS1390, Installing & Configuring Windows Server 2012 3
+#*CTS1391, Administering Windows Server 2012 3

Network Server Administration (CYB3)

Students must complete all three courses in the Microsoft MCSA Windows Server 2012 sequence; one course will count for the 3‑credit major requirement and the other two courses will satisfy 6 of the 12 specialization hours.
Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012
+#*CTS1392, Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 3
Choose one of the following Network Security courses:
+*CTS2314, Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
+*CTS2315, Intrusion Detection and Firewalls 3
Choose one of the following Network Administration courses:
+*CTS2370, Virtual Infrastructure: Installation and Configuration 3
#*CNT1510, Wireless Networking 3
+CTS1939, Special Topics 3
+CNT2949, Computer Networks Coop 3



• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

# Applies only to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.


Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology