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: Federal financial aid is only available for associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. Standalone certificate programs are ineligible for financial aid.


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

* 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 an admissions representative at 888-545-3459 for more information.