IT System Administrators are technology professionals who are responsible for network infrastructure, software and desktop deployment, maintenance, and troubleshooting. IT System Administrators' opportunities for employment can range from network support specialist to network administrators to business technology consultants. Responsibilities can include network and user administration, network infrastructure configuration and support, and security design - all focused on developing and maintaining an active network for optimal performance. Graduates of this associate degree are also prepared to pursue mainstream vendor certifications.
A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:
Network Support Specialist: designs and configures networks, installs hardware and software components, and maintains network performance. Network Administrator: develops security procedures, assigns access rights, installs application software, and configures user profiles.
Successful completion of the course work in this program will also prepare a student to pursue vendor certification as a Network Engineer.
Requirements for Program Entry
- Completed application.
- High school transcript or equivalent. - One year of high school algebra completed.
- User level familiarity with one or more computer operating environments.
- Ability to interact with a computer system (keyboarding or assist device).
- 10-150-163 IT:Network:Cisco 1
- 10-150-175 IT:Network: Network Essentials
- 10-154-150 IT:Support:Hardware-Intro
- 10-801-136 English Composition 1
- 10-804-133 Math & Logic
- 10-809-198 Intro to Psychology
- 10-890-101 College 101
- 10-105-101 Career Planning
- 10-150-157 IT:Network:Linux 1
- 10-150-165 IT:Network:Microsoft Server 1
- 10-150-168 IT:Network:Cisco 2
- 10-150-183 IT:Network: Virtualization 1
- 10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
- 10-809-195 Economics
- 10-105-103 Career Preparation
- 10-150-145 IT:Network:Security Fund
- 10-150-158 IT:Network:Linux 2
- 10-150-178 IT:Network:Cisco 3
- 10-150-187 IT:Network: Microsoft Server 2
- 10-150-192 IT:Network:PowerShell
- 10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
- 10-150-170 IT:Network:Capstone
- 10-150-179 IT:Network:Cisco 4
- 10-150-184 IT:Network: Virtualization 2
- 10-150-190 IT:Network:Microsoft Server 3
- 10-150-197 IT:Network:Linux 3
- 10-150-199 IT:Network: Career Experience
- 10-809-166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
- Design a local area network (LAN) per specifications.
- Construct a local area network using the required physical components.
- Install network hardware including interface cards and cabling.
- Create effective user environments using Microsoft and UNIX/LINUX operating systems.
- Install and configure network and desktop operating system software. - Install and configure application software.
- Design, implement, and maintain a secure network environment.
- Implement and configure wide area network (WAN) services.
Study Abroad Opportunities
The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during the year contact your academic adviser.