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.
Because the B.A.S. in Network Administration is a UA South specific degree you must apply for admission through the program Director, John DeLalla, after first meeting with an academic advisor to ensure you have met the following requirements:
- Completion of 60 transferable credits from a regionally accredited institution
- A minimum 2.5 GPA in the last 60 transferable units
- Cover Letter
- Completion of undergraduate application (with the assistance of a UAS advisor)
If you do not have an AAS or IT experience, some of the following courses at Pima College, Cochise College, or Central Arizona College are advisable to be completed before applying for admission to the BAS NWA:
- Pima: CIS 119, 134, 170, 171, 172, 173
- Cochise: CIS 150, 160, 232, 236, 238, 266
- Central Arizona College: CIS 121,130, 152, 153, with a B or better
Contact an advisor or the BAS NWA Program Director for additional information and guidance.
Please contact Student Services if you have any questions, or if you think you may be interested in sitting down with an academic advisor to assist you in completing your application to this great program and opportunity.
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. 'Fall' and 'Spring' means each fall or spring semester. 'Alternating Fall' or 'Alternating Spring' means every other fall or spring semester, or once every two years.
If you fail to enroll in an offered 'alternating' class it could delay your graduation up to two years, so play it safe and enroll in the class when you see it offered. Contact your academic advisor for more information.
The course rotation as currently set may be found here.
- ENGV 308: Fall
- ENGV 306 or ENGV 380 or POLV 326: Fall
- BASV 314: Fall (online)
- BASV 316: Spring (online)
- BASV 319: Winter, Spring (online, hybrid, or face-to-face)
- LDRV 302: Spring (online)
- NETV 371: Alternating Fall (Fall 2015)
- NETV 372: Alternating Fall Fall 2014, Fall 2016)
- NETV 373: Alternating Spring (Spring 2015)
- NETV 374: Alternating Fall Fall 2014, Fall 2016)
- NETV 375: Alternating Spring (following 374) (Spring 2015)
- NETV 404: Fall (hybrid)
- NETV 498: Spring (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.
The course rotation as currently set may be found here.
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
CIW: Certified Internet Webmaster
ITIL: IT Infrastructure Library
COI: Certified Online Instructor
CeP: Certified eMarketing Professional
CTT+: Certified Technical Trainer
NSA IAM / IEM
John's mission is to help students achieve the results they are looking for through education and professional development.
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