Great Plains Technology Center

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

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You will learn to:

  • Configure, install, and manage data networks, servers, firewalls, remote access, and wireless technologies
  • Work individually and in teams using the same technology as professional network engineers
  • Work in a professional help desk and network administration environment to meet client needs in a rapidly changing industry

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Lawton - Main Campus


Enroll now in our 9-month program and kickstart your dream career! Develop skills in designing, managing, and maintaining enterprise environments with network infrastructure components such as routers, switches, and firewalls. Our curriculum covers midsize to enterprise-level desktop support environments and comprehensive network security measures. The coursework includes collaborative video/voice end devices and wireless devices. The program equips students with the knowledge and technical skills required for industry certifications.

Cover curriculum on intermediate routing and switching technologies that operate over both Local Area Networks and extend to more comprehensive area network technologies. The coursework is the second half of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate in Routing & Switching (CCNA R+S). Prepare for the Cisco CCENT, Cisco CCNA R&S, Comptia Security+, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate in Windows 10, and Microsoft Technology Associate examinations.

In this Great Plains Technology Center program, you will obtain the skills necessary to design, implement, and troubleshoot an enterprise-level Microsoft Windows Desktop Environment and its supporting network infrastructure. The curriculum includes exposure to Microsoft Windows Server and aligns with the Department of Defense's 8570.01-M standard for Comptia Security+ certification.

Finalize your portfolios highlighting skills and certifications by selecting from various project options. Undertake special projects, cross-train, or participate in workplace learning opportunities to enhance skills per industry demands. The training in this course will prepare you to take the CCNP 300-401 certification exam.

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Junior & Senior Network Systems Engineer, Senior Desktop Support Technician, Junior Systems Administrator, Network Administrator – Approximate Pay Potential: $20-55 per hour.  (O*NET source:

Scheduling Information

Class Meets: Monday - Friday
AM Session: 8:00 am-11:00am 
PM Session: 11:50am-2:50pm
1000 hours - 9 months to complete  

Cost of Attendance Summary 

Post-secondary (Adult) Students

  • Tuition: $2,500.00
  • Student Needs Fees: $425.00
  • Misc. Expenses: $40.00

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships are also available for those who qualify. (See Financial Aid)

Certification Outcomes:

  • Cisco: Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 – 100-105
  • Cisco: Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 – 200-105
  • Cisco: Certified technician 640-692 
  • Cisco: Certified Network Associate (CCNA) 200-301
  • Cisco: Certified Network Professional (CCNP) 300-401
  • Certiport MTA: Networking Fundamentals – 98-366 
  • Certiport MTA: Security Fundamentals – 98-367 

Applying for this Program

Nicholas Alexander
Network Administration Instructor


Great Plains Technology Center
4500 SW Lee Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505

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