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    Jun 22, 2024  
2023-2024 | Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Systems Administration | A.A.B.

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The Systems Administration option is a two-year program incorporating numerous industry-related certifications. Students who complete this degree are qualified to install, configure, manage, troubleshoot, and support IT systems, whether on-premise or in the cloud. A wide-breadth of knowledge in areas such as cybersecurity, database management, disaster recovery planning, IT governance, Linux administration, networking, and programming are also included.♦

Program Outcomes ►
The student will 

  1. integrate Edison State core values into every aspect of the program;
  2. incorporate Edison State general education outcomes into every aspect of the program;                                    
  3. evaluate and analyze problems and apply the tools of logical problem solving;        
  4. demonstrate basic computer skills in areas such as applications, operating systems and programming;          
  5. support new technology and demonstrate sufficient knowledge to adapt to this technology;
  6. recognize and understand data communication and its relationship to solve business related technological problems and issues;
  7. apply programming, database, operating systems, virtual machine concepts, security and business application skills to troubleshoot and solve information technology problems specific to degree option; and            
  8. demonstrate ability to research, select, use and troubleshoot hardware, software and network connections appropriate to degree option. 

Certifications ►
Students who pass certification exams and submit verification can receive college credit as follows.
Students with A+ certification may apply for credit for IT Essentials .
Students with Network+ certification may apply for credit for Networking Essentials .
Students with Security+ certification may apply for credit for Computer Security Essentials .
Students with CCNA certification may apply for credit for the following courses:  CYB 246S Introduction to Networks , CYB 247S Switching and Routing , and CYB 248S Security and Automation .
NOTE  CYB 246S, CYB 247S, and CYB 248S help prepare students for the CCNA exam.

Semester 1

  CIS 110S Computer Concepts and Applications      3     ►Advisor and student agree on schedule for Semester 2.
  CIS 211S Operating System Concepts      3 C  
  COM 121S Introduction to Communication      3    
  ENG 121S Composition I      3    
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 1  3    
  Credit Hours 15    
  1Refer to AAB general education requirements.  

Semester 2

  CIS 117S Cloud Foundations   1     ►Meet with transfer institution advisor, if applicable.
►Advisor and student agree on schedule for Semester 3.
  CIS 212S Linux Administration  3    
  CIS 214S Networking Essentials      3    
  CIS 215S IT Essentials        3    
  MGT 223S Project Management   3    
  MTH 122S College Algebra  OR 3    
  MTH 125S General Statistics         
  Credit Hours 16    

Semester 3

  CIS 213S Database Management Concepts   3     ►Meet with Career Services.
►Meet with advisor to identify internship opportunities.
  CIS 216S Systems Administration   3    
  CYB 236S Computer Security Essentials 1 3    
  ENG 125S Technical Writing   3    
  MKT 218S Customer Service   1    
  Humanities Elective 1 3    
  Credit Hours 16    
  1Refer to AAB general education requirements.        

Semester 4

  CIS 121S Introduction to Programming   3     ►Submit graduation application.
►Advisor evaluates student’s eligibility to graduate with Networking Certificate.
►Advisor reviews student education plan to ensure graduation readiness.
►Meet with transfer institution advisor, if applicable.
  CIS 217S Cloud Architecting   3    
  CIS 290S Capstone Project  OR 3    
  CIS 291L Internship Experience  AND      
  CIS 291R Internship Seminar        
  CYB 237S System Vulnerabilities & Security  3    
  Technical Elective1 3    
  Credit Hours 15    
  1To be chosen from CIS 201S, CIS 202S, CIS 203S, CIS 221S, CYB 246S, or IMD 215S.

Total Credit Hours | 62

♦ Students who cannot demonstrate basic computer skills must take Introduction to Computers before entering this program.

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