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Computer and Network Administration Certificate

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IT careers start here: Computer and Network Administration Certificate

Start your journey in the exciting world of IT with Clackamas Community College's Computer and Network Administration Certificate program. This one-year program equips you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in network administration and maintenance, opening doors to rewarding IT careers.

Benefits of earning your certificate from CCC:

  • Fast-track your IT career: Earn your certificate in just one year and gain the skills employers seek in-network specialists, computer service technicians and field engineers.
  • Industry-ready skills: Develop a strong foundation in network administration and maintenance, including hardware and software configuration, troubleshooting and problem-solving.
  • Flexible options: Choose from a one-year certificate or a two-year Associate Degree to fit your educational goals.
  • Real-world experience: Gain valuable hands-on experience through our Cooperative Work Experience program, putting your knowledge to the test in a professional setting.

Don't wait! Launch your IT career with Clackamas Community College's Computer and Network Administration program.


For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

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Job Outlook

Network your way to success and secure your IT future 

The demand for skilled IT professionals continues to soar. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 13% job growth for computer network technicians and support specialists over the next decade, significantly faster than the average for all occupations. This surge is driven by two key factors:

  • Increased reliance on technology: Businesses of all sizes are becoming increasingly reliant on technology for their daily operations. 
  • Evolving cybersecurity threats: The ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats necessitates a skilled workforce to safeguard critical data and infrastructure.

Clackamas Community College's computer and network administration program equips you with the skills and knowledge to capitalize on this growing demand. Our program prepares you for a variety of in-demand IT careers, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Level up your IT knowledge by learning network administration skills 

This program focuses on developing analytical and problem-solving skills, alongside practical training in specific hardware and software configurations. Additionally, our Cooperative Work Experience provides supervised real-world work experience that complements classroom learning. 

By the end of this program, you should be able to: 

  • Master problem-solving: Explain and apply basic troubleshooting techniques, tracing issues from initial diagnosis to resolution, and document outcomes clearly.
  • Cultivate effective communication: Demonstrate adept interaction and communication with individuals across diverse technical backgrounds and professional roles.
  • Manage desktop environments: Gain proficiency in operating, installing, managing and troubleshooting major desktop operating systems.
  • Maintain hardware and networks: Accurately identify, install and troubleshoot computer and network hardware components.
  • Navigate network fundamentals: Understand core network technologies and implement a basic local area network.
  • Foster collaboration: Exemplify strong teamwork skills, contributing effectively to project teams. 
For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


Transfer Option

Transfer seamlessly to a four-year degree at the Oregon Institute of Technology 

For students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree, the Computer & Network Administration Associate Degree at Clackamas Community College prepares you to seamlessly transition to the Oregon Institute of Technology's Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology and Management. This streamlined pathway helps you save time and money on your bachelor's degree. 

Learn more about transfer options 

Meet with an advisor to discuss the most recent transfer information and create a personalized plan for your academic journey. Contact Rick Carino at

See where your certificate can take you

The classes you take in this program can help you earn additional certificates or degrees. Take one step at a time and know that each step gets you closer to your future goals. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

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