Computer Analyst: Networking Administration and Tech Support

Information Technology

The Computer Analyst program (Associate of Applied Science) offers two AAS options: Business and Web Programming and Networking Administration and Tech Support. The common core provides students with the flexibility of changing options at the conclusion of the first semester. Combining robust technical skills with strong communication skills is important to successfully prepare you for employment in today’s computer industry. The program is designed to prepare students for a position as an application programmer, maintenance programmer, web designer or web developer, technical support person, microcomputer consultant, trainer, networking administrator or network support person.

Award: Associate of Applied Science
Credits: 69
Locations: Peosta
Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Paying for the Program

Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $15,318*

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$44,544 - 81,017

Estimated annual salary range for Information Technology graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

Potential Careers

  • Branch Technician
  • Database & Help Desk Coordinator
  • Hardware Tech Support
  • IT Analyst
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  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.
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2019-2020 Computer Analyst-Network Administration & Tech Support Class Schedule


CIS:101 Computer Ethics 3.0



Programming Logic and Design OR

Project Lead the Way®–Computer Science Principles



CIS:197 Fundamentals of Web Design 3.0
NET:725 Networking Essentials 3.0
SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0


CIS:115 Intro to Large Computer Systems 1.0
CIS:207 Fundamentals of Web Programming 3.0
CIS:242 Information Security 3.0
ENG:105 Composition I 3.0
NET:156 Operating Systems 3.0
NET:684 TCP/IP for Networking 4.0


SPC:112 Public Speaking 3.0
* Psychology Elective 3.0


CIS:303 Intro to Database 3.0
CIS:505 Structured Systems Analysis 4.0
NET:103 Troubleshooting 3.0
NET:318 Windows Server and Workstation 3.0
NET:153 Advanced Networking 4.0


CIS:649 PC Clinic 2.0
NET:310 Virtual Machines 3.0
NET:402 Linux Network Administration 3.0
NET:946 Seminar 3.0
* Math Elective 3.0

This Associate of Applied Science degree program requires a minimum of 15 credits of transfer-level general education electives from Communication, Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science. Three of these hours can include SDV:179 The College Experience. If The College Experience course is waived or transfers in for less than three credits, an additional general education elective is required.


Math Electives: MAT:102, MAT:744, transfer-level MAT
Psychology Electives: PSY:111, PSY:112, PSY:251

Note: To graduate from this program, students must complete all required coursework with a "C-" grade or above and earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average.

The Computer Analyst-Networking Administration program maintains formal articulation agreements with the institutions listed below. Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer college or university to verify that their planned courses at NICC will meet necessary requirements. Learn more about transferring from NICC.

Barry Eichelberger
Computer Science Instructor

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2251
  • Location: Peosta

Patricia Oberbroeckling
Computer Science Instructor

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2235
  • Location: Peosta
Chris Carlson

Christopher Carlson, Ed.D.
Dean of Career and Technical Education

  • Email:
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2168
  • Location: Peosta