Network Design & Administration

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About the Program

Seattle Central's Network Design & Administration short-term certificate and associate degree will help prepare you for a career in the in-demand field of networking. During the program, you will develop skills in PERL, fluency in advanced programming languages and mobile application security as well as receive hands-on experience working with Linux, security, enterprise applications and hybrid distributed environments. In addition, you will qualify for advanced certifications in Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professionals (CCNP) to help you be even more competitive in the job market.

Network Design and Administration class at Seattle Central College


Growth rate for Network Administrators and Computer Support Specialists, adding nearly 100,000 jobs by the year 2020.

Exceptional Education

The Network Design and Administration option at Seattle Central will provide you with excellent basic network skills and with knowledge of networks in current use: Microsoft Windows 8 & Server 2012 R2, Unix and Linux. You will gain hands-on experience in labs dedicated for our networking classes and for CISCO and hardware courses. Our network integration will provide you with a capstone experience in which you select appropriate hardware and operating system software for a “real world” network problem. In addition, we now offer an applied bachelor’s in IT-Networking to help you take you networking skills and career to the next level.

Gainful Employment

Learn more about this program’s Gainful Employment information (pdf).

Gold quote from Network Design and Administration alumnus

I love that the program encourages you to build relationships with peers and instructors. It’s those connections that helped me to be successful both in in the program and as I’ve progressed in my career.

Evan Waller, Network Design & Administration alumnus

Evan Waller is a Network Design & Administration alumnus