Microsoft System Administrator

Technical Diploma
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Why choose Microsoft System Administrator?

  • Develop expertise in the newest technologies related to the Windows Server operating system in this growing IT field.
  • Learn what it takes to manage and troubleshoot network environments and oversee this important technology.
  • Enjoy a satisfying career as the one responsible for boosting the productivity and efficiency of an organization.
Increasingly today, server automation offers businesses the chance to conserve resources by letting machines communicate and complete tasks without human intervention. This has created the need for IT professionals who specialize in servicing these network environments, which are largely based on Windows Server operating systems.

We are no longer accepting applications for the Microsoft System Administrator. If you have questions, please contact us at 888.575.6782.

Program Locations

Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

What You'll Learn

Managing and troubleshooting network environments based on the Windows Server operating system is a growing field of expertise in IT. Mid-State’s Microsoft System Administrator program covers some of the newest and most rapidly expanding technologies in this area.

We seek feedback from local employers to ensure course content is always up to date. As a result, you will have the skills and knowledge employers are looking for. The program consists of four courses, and students who finish can apply those credits directly toward Mid-State’s IT Computer Support Specialist program.

Estimated Entire Program Cost

Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Tuition & Fees: $1,866.72
  • Books: $429.40
  • Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $0
  • Total Estimated Cost: $2,296.12

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is NOT eligible for Financial Aid. Explore other ways to help pay for college.

Cost of Attendance

Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending. 

Term: 1
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10154102 IT Essentials  3
  Term Total   3 Credits
Term: 2
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10150120 Server Administration-Beginning 3
  10150165 Network Server Scripting 3
  Term Total   6 Credits
Term: 3
  Catalog# Title Credits
  10150121 Server Administration-Intermediate 3
  Term Total   3 Credits
  Program Total   12 Credits

This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.



Brian Krause holds a bachelor of arts degree from Lakeland College and brings over 20 years of experience working in the IT industry in central Wisconsin to his teaching at Mid-State. He continues to stay current with modern technology through a variety of volunteer activities, research, and seminars.

“I enjoy being able to pass along knowledge and skills to eager learners and bring in real-world business examples for better understanding of the content beyond book theory and examples. Doing so creates a fun learning environment that adds value to the program.”


  • BYOD Technician
  • IT Help Desk Specialist
  • Mobile Security Specialist
  • Network Operations Specialist
  • Server Deployment Specialist
  • Technology Support Specialist
  • Telecommunications Technician

“The education I received at Mid-State was outstanding. The courses focus on practical knowledge and honed my troubleshooting ability. I secured my first position in IT right out of college."


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

TransferDual CreditCredit for Prior Learning

Microsoft System Administrator Pathway