Computer Systems Administration

San Joaquin Valley College’s Computer Systems Administration program provides an in-depth study of the operating systems, applications and network elements of today’s businesses. The focus is on Microsoft® and CompTIA certifications, as well as computer help desk concepts and technology.

Computer Systems Administration Program Details

Skills Students Learn

Students in our Computer Systems Administration program learn:

  • Installation and maintenance of computer systems & servers
  • Computer hardware and operating systems
  • Troubleshooting and help desk support
  • Microsoft® and Cisco® networking technologies
  • How to maintain and administer a Microsoft® Windows Server in a client server environment
  • Network security and maintenance

*Coursework prepares you to test for multiple certifications in computer knowledge proficiency. All first-round testing expenses are included with tuition.

Program Course Examples

Courses* taken by our Computer Systems Administration students include:

Network +
This course covers a wide range of vendor and product neutral networking technologies. At the end of this course, students will possess the knowledge needed to configure and operate a variety of networking products. Students will be prepared to take the Comp TIA Exam Network +. Successful completion of this exam leads to Network + Certification.

Configuring Network Infrastructure
This course teaches students to install, configure, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate a Microsoft Windows Server Network Infrastructure. Students will learn to manage information systems that incorporate a Microsoft Windows Server Network Infrastructure.

Security +
This course focuses on the security in a network environment. Students will learn to implement and provide security for different environments, including the recommended practices for implementing a proper configuration of the cryptographic system, how to manage digital certificates and public keys, and how to create a disaster recovery plan and security policy. Students will be prepared to take the Security + certification exam upon the completion of this course.

*Students will take additional program courses on top of the three listed example courses. Courses may vary by program, credential level and campus.

Program Outcomes

Students can earn an Associate of Science degree in approximately 14 months. Graduates are eligible to take exams for CompTIA, Microsoft® and Cisco® certifications.

Program Availability

SJVC’s Computer Systems Administration program is available at the Visalia campus.

Career Opportunities

Our Computer Systems Administration training qualifies graduates for careers such as:

  • Computer Support Technician
  • Help Desk Representative
  • Network Administrator
  • Hardware Technician
  • Network Technician

Accreditation and Approvals

Institutional Accreditation

San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

State Approvals

SJVC is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that SJVC has been found in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8) and Title 5, Division 7.5 – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations.

Any questions that a student may have regarding the college catalog and/or catalog supplement that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Physical Address
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833

Telephone Numbers
Toll free (888) 370-7589
(916) 431-6959

Fax Number
(916) 263-1897


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