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Netware Administrator 
Curriculum code 1449

Course Requirements

Moraine Valley Community College's Netware Administrator Certificate Program prepares students for employment as computer network service technicians.

This program is designed for individuals just beginning training to pursue a career in LAN (local area network) management, as well as those already working in industry who need to upgrade their skills for on-the-job tasks, new supervisory responsibilities or career growth.

This program is intended to lead to employment. If you are considering transferring to a four-year college or university to obtain a bachelor's degree using the courses from this program, make an appointment with an academic advisor to review your options.

Nature of Work—This program prepares you for a variety of entry-level positions in the information technology field. Graduates of this program may administer, install, maintain and troubleshoot data communication systems. The program includes operating systems, LANs, Microsoft introduction, and the integration of the Internet in the corporate enterprise network.

Related Job Title—LAN technician, systems field service representative, system installer, ATM systems technician, personal computer coordinator.

Employment OutlookComputer support specialists and systems administrators are projected to be among the fastest growing occupations over the 2000-10 period. Employment is expected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations as organizations continue to adopt and integrate increasingly sophisticated technology. Job growth will continue to be driven by rapid gains in computer and data processing services, which is projected to be the fastest growing industry in the U.S. economy.

Median annual earnings of computer support specialists were $36,460 in 2000. The middle 50 percent earned between $27,680 and $48,440. According to Robert Half International, starting salaries in 2001 ranged from $30,500 to $56,000 for help-desk support staff, and from $48,000 to $61,000 for more senior technical support specialists. For systems administrators, starting salaries in 2001 ranged from $50,250 to $70,750.

For job and internship listings and job search assistance, contact the Job Resource Center in the Center for Contemporary Technology, T904, at (708) 974-5737, www.morainevalley.edu/jrc.

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