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Career Area: Information Technology
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-154-7
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.

IT - Systems Administration Specialist Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Computer Operator
Lead Technician
Technical Support
Production Installation Specialist
Intermediate Operator
Service Technician

Average Median Wage


IT - Systems Administration Specialist Programs

The first year of the IT - Systems Administration Specialist program provides students with a foundation in computer systems along with strong LAN networking skills. These skills will allow students to support and manage computer systems and the networks connecting them. The first year of the curriculum is similar to the IT - Network Specialist program.

The second year of the program focuses on server administration, virtualization, and cloud computing concepts. Students learn how to install, configure and manage servers in a virtualized environment. The curriculum offers the technologies necessary to pass the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP), and VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certifications. 


IT - Systems Administration Specialist Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Madison College Systems Administration Specialist (IT) at Madison College
Northwood Tech Systems Administration Specialist (IT) at Northwood Tech