Earn your system administration certificate online at Champlain College and enter this career field with a credential employers will respect.

Our 18-credit certificate:

  • is excellent for individuals with a background in networking who are looking to expand into system administration
  • teaches the administration of both Linux and Windows servers.

Note: Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Please click on the course name for a description and prerequisite information. If prerequisites are listed that are not currently part of the certificate program please call a CPS Counselor at 888-545-3459 for more information.


Course #TitleCredits
NETW 250 Windows Server Administration I 3
NETW 260 Linux/Unix Systems Administration I 3
NETW 350 Windows Server Administration II 3
NETW 360 Linux/Unix Systems Administration II 3
And one of the following
NETW 460 Linux Shell Scripting 3
NETW 355 Routers (on-campus only) 3
  Total 18

Gainful Employment Information

The U.S. government's Gainful Employment Program regulations provide students with the information they need to make informed educational choices including total program costs, loan repayment rates, and career outlooks. As part of the recent regulations on information disclosure for Gainful Employment (GE, 2011), eligible institutions must make available a standard group of information for all programs defined by the GE regulation. For Champlain College, a private, not-for-profit post-secondary institution, all certificate programs fall under the GE definition.

To see the gainful employment information for this certificate, click here