Network Administration

Getting Started
Program Type: 
Bachelor of Applied Science
Minor Offered: 
Pima County
Pinal County
Sierra Vista

The Bachelors of Applied Science Degree in Network Administration is for students seeking a career in Network Administration, System Administration, Network Engineering, IT management or Network Technology. The degree serves students who have earned an Applied Associates Degree, or those who have working experience in a related field. Classes are a mix of face to face, online, lab-intensive and hybrid instruction methods. Topics covered include Cisco Networking, wireless networking, IA/computer security, telephony, ethics, budgeting, supervising work teams, research, statistics and technical writing, ensuring that you leave the program ready to work in the field.

The Network Administration program requires a supplemental program application in addition to admission to The University of Arizona. The minimum entrance requirements include:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in your most recent 60 units
  • AAS degree or employment background in Network Administration or IT field
  • Resume
  • Goal Statement

If you do not have an AAS in Networking or other IT experience, some of the following courses at Pima College, Cochise College, or Central Arizona College, or similar courses at other institutions, are advised to be completed before applying for admission:

  • Pima: CIS 119, 134, 170, 171, 172, 173
  • Cochise: CIS 150, 160, 232, 236, 238, 266
  • Central Arizona College: CIS 121, 130, 152, 153

Please review the program application and contact us if you have any questions about the transferability of your credits, your admissibility to the program, or the application process. For full application instructions, please visit

UA South maintains a variety of tools to help you plan your education. We include them here for your reference. To make a personalized plan for your UA South education, contact an academic advisor.

UA Degree Search provides an overview of the Network Administration major, four year plans, and career opportunities.

Pathway Agreements guide students who are earning specific community college degrees. Pathways allow students to complete an Associate’s degree at Central Arizona College, Cochise College or Pima Community College and a Bachelor’s degree at UA South, earning a total of 120 units. UA South has developed direct pathways for specific colleges; however students can transfer from other institutions and should contact an academic advisor to find out how.

Academic Advisement Reports are the degree audit for students once they have been admitted into their chosen major at UA South. The Network Administration AAR contains lists of applicable classes to be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

Classes are typically offered on the below schedule.

The course rotation as currently set may be found here.

Core Courses

  • ENGV 308: Fall or Spring (typically online)
  • ENGV 306 or ENGV 380: Fall or Spring
  • BASV 314: Fall or Spring (online)
  • BASV 316: Fall or Spring (online)
  • BASV 319: Fall or Spring (online)
  • Critical Thinking course (availability will vary)

Network Administration

  • LDRV 302: Spring (typically online)
  • NETV 371 - Network Security: Spring
  • NETV 372 - Network Administration: Fall
  • NETV 374 - Routing: Fall
  • NETV 375 - Advanced Cisco Routing: Spring (following 374)
  • NETV 378 - System Administration: Spring (typically online)
  • NETV 379 - Cloud Computing: Fall (typically online)
  • NETV 404 - IT Budgeting: Fall (typically hybrid)
  • NETV 498 - IT Project Management: Spring (typically hybrid)

Note that courses may be scheduled more frequently if student demand warrants. Classes typically need at seven students enrolled at least one week before the start of the semester to run as scheduled.

Program Director:

John DeLalla, Ed.D.

Director, UA Sierra Vista Continuing Education // Adjunct Instructor
Continuing Education
Faculty Program: 
Phone (SV): 
(520) 458-8278, ext. 2300
Email Address: 

John DeLalla is the Director of UA South Continuing Education in addition to other duties at the university. His technical background is in Cisco Networking, Project Management and web-related technologies. He is a frequent contributor to the international continuing education publication The Evolllution on marketing and branding topics, and has presented at continuing education conferences. In addition to UASCE-related duties, John also teaches both face-to-face and online undergraduate classes at UA South and manages the BAS Degree in Network Administration. In 2013 he was a recipient of the outstanding teaching award at UA South, in addition to a staff award for Innovation.

Prior to working for the UA in Sierra Vista, John worked on the UA main campus in Tucson with Computer Education, and previously hired for IT positions in Tucson. Before moving to Tucson he worked in the Flagstaff/Grand Canyon area in IT and project management for government organizations. On the fun side, John worked for Disney, and lived on the road with the Goo Goo Dolls for a time. He brings the unique perspective of serving the customer/student and the professional angle of what employers are looking for in IT staff.

John holds a doctorate in educational leadership and nearly 20 information technology certifications including:
Healthcare IT Technician
Cloud Computing
CIW: Certified Internet Webmaster
ITIL: IT Infrastructure Library
COI: Certified Online Instructor
CeP: Certified eMarketing Professional
CTT+: Certified Technical Trainer

John's mission is to help students achieve the results they are looking for through education and professional development.

Connect with John:
Facebook page for UA South Continuing Education

Teaching Faculty

  • Richard Carter
  • Sabah Alzibaree
  • Richard Gill
  • Chito Banuelos
  • Ashton Bergstrand
  • Dwight Farris