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    Mar 02, 2024  
2023-2024 | Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Systems Administration | A.A.B. | Part-Time

Full-Time Map  

Career Outlook   

Transfer Agreements  

The Systems Administration option is a two-year program incorporating the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate 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 [Fall]

  CIS 110S Computer Concepts and Applications      3     ►Advisor and student agree on schedule for Semester 2.
  CIS 211S Operating System Concepts      3 C  
  Credit Hours



Semester 2 [Spring]

  CIS 117S Cloud Foundations    1      
  CIS 214S Networking Essentials   3    
  CIS 215S IT Essentials      3    
  Credit Hours 7    

Semester 3 [Summer]

  COM 121S Introduction to Communication     3      
  Credit Hours  3    

Semester 4 [Fall]

  CIS 213S Database Management Concepts     3     ►Student to meet with faculty advisor to assess progress.
  ENG 121S Composition I    3    
  Credit Hours  6    

Semester 5 [Spring]

  CIS 212S Linux Administration     3      
  CIS 217S Cloud Architecting    3    
  Credit Hours  6    

Semester 6 [Summer]

  MTH 122S College Algebra  OR 3      
  MTH 125S General Statistics         
  Credit Hours  3    

Semester 7 [Fall]

  CYB 236S Computer Security Essentials  3     ►Student to meet with faculty advisor to assess progress.
  MGT 223S Project Management    3    
  Credit Hours 6    

Semester 8 [Spring]

  CIS 121S Introduction to Programming   3 C    
  CYB 237S System Vulnerabilities & Security  3    
  Credit Hours 6    

Semester 9 [Summer]

  MKT 218S Customer Service    1      
  Humanities Elective 1  3      
  Credit Hours 4      
  1Refer to AAB general education requirements.    

Semester 10 [Fall]

  CIS 216S Systems Administration      3      
  ENG 125S Technical Writing      3    
  Credit Hours 6    

Semester 11 [Spring]

  CIS 290S Capstone Project  OR  3     ►Submit graduation application.
►Advisor reviews student education plan to ensure graduation readiness.
►Meet with transfer institution advisor, if applicable.
  CIS 291L Internship Experience  AND      
  CIS 291R Internship Seminar        
  Technical Elective1 3    
  Credit Hours 6    
  1To be chosen from CIS 201S, CIS 202S, CIS 203S, CIS 221S, CYB 246S, or IMD 215S.

Semester 12 [Summer]

  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 1    3      
  Credit Hours 3    
  1Refer to AAB general education requirements.    

Total Credit Hours | 62

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