Acceptance to the CAT Network Systems Administrator program is based on several criteria: Students must successfully complete the assigned coursework through the Microsoft IT Academy before the end of their sophomore year. Successful completion of this online coursework will prove that they are a responsible self-motivated student who can complete a difficult task with a minimum of guidance. Students must have at least two teacher recommendations; one MUST be from their computer science instructor. Students must complete a job application essay explaining why they want to become a part of the CAT Network Systems Administrator Program, what previous IT experience they have, and what attributes they possess that would lend to becoming a member of a team of assistant system administrators and developers for CAT. They must also include what specific IT area (server administration, web site development, application programming, SharePoint development, etc.) they would like to specialize in.