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 250Windows Server Administration I3
NETW 260Linux/Unix Systems Administration I3
NETW 350Windows Server Administration II3
NETW 360Linux/Unix Systems Administration II3
And one of the following:
NETW 460Linux Shell Scripting3
NETW 355Routers (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.