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Network and Systems Administration

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network and Systems Administration program provides students with a solid, hands-on skill set of computer, networking, and internetworking systems technology principles and desktop support. Students gain an understanding of the interaction between microcomputer software and hardware, network and internetworking operating systems software and hardware, local area network administration and management, the use of troubleshooting techniques, troubleshooting hardware and software tools, as well as interpersonal/customer service skills. Students have the opportunity to specialize in specific information technology areas based on their interests and professional goals and leading to industry recognized certifications through an embedded Certificate of Completion (CCL) including, but not limited to, Desktop (Desktop Support, Computer System Configuration and Support, Computer System Configuration and Support, Network, Computer System Configuration and Support, Security, Computer System Configuration and Support, Linux), Cisco (Cisco Network CCNA, Cisco Network CCNP, Cisco Network CCNA Security), Linux (Red Hat Linux Engineer, Linux Associate, Red Hat Linux Administrator, Linux System Administration), Microsoft (Microsoft System Administration, Microsoft Desktop Associate), and VMware (VMware Network Administrator, VMware Foundations, VMware System Administrator). Graduates may pursue employment in a variety of information technology environments and/or transfer to a university.

Details

Award: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
60-65
Effective term: 
2020 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

For students considering university transfer consult with an Academic, Program, or Faculty Advisor at the college and/or university transfer partner.

All courses within the Required Courses and Restricted Electives areas are not applicable if taken more than five (5) years prior to the completion of the program. Consult with an Academic Advisor or Program Director for exceptions.

Students may receive credit for courses within the program based on current industry certifications. Consult with an Academic Advisor or Program Director.

This program replaces:
AAS/3013 Linux Networking Administration
AAS/3095 Information Technology: Cisco Networking
AAS/3096 Information Technology: Network Server
AAS/3208 Networking System Administration
AAS/3312 Computer and Networking Technology
AAS/3778 Microsoft Networking Technology
AAS/3794 Network Administration
AAS/3816 Networking Technology: Cisco

Academic Plan Code: 
3189
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:30-37
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support3
CIS102DACustomer User Support3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
 
CIS126DLLinux Operating System (3) OR
CIS126RHRed Hat System Administration I (3)3
 
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140ABIntroduction to Networks (4)3-4
(CNT140ABis required for students on the Cisco emphasis)
 
Students must also select from one of the following areas of emphasis based on their career goals.
 
Emphasis 1: Cisco System Administration (CCNA) and Security - Credits:12
CNT150ABSwitching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials4
CNT160ABEnterprise Networking, Security, and Automation4
CNT202Cisco Secure Firewall Appliance Configuration (4) OR
CNT205Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (4)4
 
Emphasis 2: Cisco System Administration (CCNP) - Credits:16
CNT150ABSwitching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials4
CNT160ABEnterprise Networking, Security, and Automation4
CNT200CCNP ROUTE: Implementing Cisco IP Routing4
CNT220CCNP SWITCH: Implementing Cisco IP Switching4
 
Emphasis 3: Linux System Administration - Credits:12
CIS238DLLinux System Administration3
CIS239DLLinux Shell Scripting3
CIS240DLLinux Network Administration3
CIS275DLLinux Capstone3
 
Emphasis 4: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Administration - Credits:12
CIS238RHRed Hat System Administration II3
CIS239DLLinux Shell Scripting3
CIS240RHRed Hat System Administration III3
CIS275DLLinux Capstone3
 
Emphasis 5: Microsoft System Administration - Credits:18
CIS121AHMicrosoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations3
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course3
MST155DCInstallation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server4
MST157DCNetworking with Windows Server4
MST158DCIdentity Management with Windows Server 20164
 
Emphasis 6: VMware Network Administrator - Credits:12
CIS189Virtualization and IT Solutions for Digital Businesses3
CIS197VMware ESXI Server Enterprise3
CIS198VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale3
CIS200VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-8
Students are to select enough Restricted Elective credits to meet a minimum of 60 credits not used to satisfy Required Courses or selected area of emphasis within the Required Courses. Consult with an Academic, Program, or Faculty Advisor to pick courses that align with your career goals.
 
Cisco Electives
CNT140ABIntroduction to Networks4
CNT150ABSwitching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials4
CNT160ABEnterprise Networking, Security, and Automation4
CNT171CCNA Exam Prep1
CNT200CCNP ROUTE: Implementing Cisco IP Routing4
CNT202Cisco Secure Firewall Appliance Configuration (4) OR
CNT205Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (4)4
CNT206Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless4
CNT220CCNP SWITCH: Implementing Cisco IP Switching4
 
Linux Electives
CIS238DLLinux System Administration (3) OR
CIS238RHRed Hat System Administration II (3)3
CIS239DLLinux Shell Scripting3
CIS240DLLinux Network Administration (3) OR
CIS240RHRed Hat Systems Administration III (3)3
CIS275DLLinux Capstone3
 
Microsoft Electives
MST+++++Any MST Microsoft Technology course
CIS121ABMicrosoft Command Line Operations1
CIS121AHMicrosoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations3
 
Security Electives
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security3
CIS271DBInformation Security Essentials3
CIS272DBInformation Security Principles3
ITS110Information Security Fundamentals3
 
VMware Electives
CIS189Virtualization and IT Solutions for Digital Businesses3
CIS197VMware ESXI Server Enterprise3
CIS198VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale3
CIS200VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage3
 
Other Information Technology Electives
BPC171Recycling Used Computer Technology1-3
CIS111Ethics in Information Technology3
CIS124AAProject Management Software: Level I1
CIS124BAProject Management Software: Level II1
CIS156Python Programming: Level I3
CIS190Introduction to Networking3
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows3
CIS240Local Area Network Planning and Design3
CIS250Management of Information Systems3
CIS266Network Integration Capstone4
CIS290++Computer Information Systems Internship1-3
ITS120Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues3
CIS290AAComputer Information Systems Internship1
CIS290ABComputer Information Systems Internship2
CIS290ACComputer Information Systems Internship3
CIS296WBCooperative Education2
CIS296WCCooperative Education3
CIS298AASpecial Projects1
CIS298ABSpecial Projects2
CIS298ACSpecial Projects3
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-28
 
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
 
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3)
AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing (3)6
(ENG111does not count as an ENG Transfer option)
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
 
COM225is recommended for students transferring to Northern Arizona University.
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment0-3
 
MathematicsCredits: 3-6
MAT140College Mathematics (5) OR
MAT141College Mathematics (4) OR
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
MAT145College Mathematics with Review (5) OR
MAT146College Mathematics with Review (6) OR
Equivalent or higher level mathematics course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area.3-6
 
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.3
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.3
 
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences [SG] or [SQ] area.4
Competencies
  • Update hardware and software as needed to maintain fully functional systems. (BPC170, BPC270, CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, BPC171, CIS290AA, CIS290AB, CIS290AC, CIS296WB, CIS296WC, CIS298AA, CIS298AB, CIS298AC, MST150++, MST155DC, MST157DC, MST158DC)
  • Apply knowledge of operating systems to manage system hardware, security protocols, and software technologies. (BPC270, CIS102DA, CIS121AB, CIS121AH, CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS197, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, CIS239DL, CIS240DL, CIS240RH, CIS266, CIS270, CIS271DB, CIS272DB, CIS275DL, CNT202, CNT205, ITS110, MST150++, MST155DC, MST157DC, MST158DC, CIS290AA, CIS290AB, CIS290AC, CIS296WB, CIS296WC, CIS298AA, CIS298AB, CIS298AC)
  • Design, maintain, and revise systems to meet desired specifications. (BPC170, BPC270, CIS121AB, CIS121AH, CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS197, CIS198, CIS200, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, CIS239DL, CIS240DL, CIS240RH, CIS266, CIS270, CIS271DB, CIS272DB, CIS275DL, CNT140AB, CNT150AB, CNT160AB, CNT200, CNT202, CNT205, CNT220, ITS110, MST150++, MST155DC, MST157DC, MST158DC, BPC171, CIS290AA, CIS290AB, CIS290AC, CIS296WB, CIS296WC, CIS298AA, CIS298AB, CIS298AC)
  • Manage administrative access and user security policies within systems. (BPC270, CIS121AH, CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS190, CIS197, CIS198, CIS200, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, CIS239DL, CIS240DL, CIS240RH, CIS266, CIS270, CIS271DB, CIS272DB, CIS275DL, CNT150AB, CNT200, CNT202, CNT205, CNT220, ITS110, MST150++, MST155DC, MST157DC, MST158DC, BPC171, CIS290AA, CIS290AB, CIS290AC, CIS296WB, CIS296WC, CIS298AA, CIS298AB, CIS298AC)
  • Organize and prioritize workload to ensure successful completion of projects. (CIS102DA, CIS124AA, CIS124BA, CIS224, CIS250, CIS266, CIS275DL, CIS290++, BPC171, CIS290AA, CIS290AB, CIS290AC, CIS296WB, CIS296WC, CIS298AA, CIS298AB, CIS298AC, [FYC])
  • Integrate social and ethical responsibility in decision-making and actions. (CIS102DA, CIS105, CIS111, CIS250, CIS270, CIS271DB, CIS272DB, CIS290++, CNT202, CNT205, ITS110, BPC171, CIS290AA, CIS290AB, CIS290AC, CIS296WB, CIS296WC, CIS298AA, CIS298AB, CIS298AC, ITS120, CRE101, [HU], [SB])
  • Continuously adapt to an ever-changing technical environment. (BPC170, BPC270, CIS102DA, CIS105, CIS111, CIS121AH, CIS124AA, CIS124BA, CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS156, CIS189, CIS190, CIS197, CIS198, CIS200, CIS224, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, CIS239DL, CIS240, CIS240DL, CIS240RH, CIS250, CIS266, CIS270, CIS271DB, CIS272DB, CIS275DL, CIS290++, CNT150AB, CNT160AB, CNT200, CNT202, CNT205, CNT220, ITS110, ITS120, MST150++, MST155DC, MST157DC, MST158DC, BPC171, CIS290AA, CIS290AB, CIS290AC, CIS296WB, CIS296WC, CIS298AA, CIS298AB, CIS298AC)
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors and abide by norms and conventions appropriate to the field. (CIS102DA, CIS105, CIS111, CIS250, CIS270, CIS271DB, CIS272DB, CIS290++, CNT202, CNT205, ITS110, BPC171, CIS290AA, CIS290AB, CIS290AC, CIS296WB, CIS296WC, CIS298AA, CIS298AB, CIS298AC, ITS120, CRE101, [HU], [SB])
  • Apply critical thinking skills and problem-solving to configure and troubleshoot systems to ensure proper operation. (BPC170, BPC270, CIS102DA, CIS105, CIS121AH, CIS126DL, CIS126RH, CIS156, CIS190, CIS197, CIS198, CIS200, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, CIS239DL, CIS240, CIS240DL, CIS240RH, CIS266, CIS270, CIS271DB, CIS272DB, CIS275DL, CIS290++, CNT150AB, CNT160AB, CNT200, CNT202, CNT205, CNT220, ITS110, MST150++, MST155DC, MST157DC, MST158DC, BPC171, CIS290AA, CIS290AB, CIS290AC, CIS296WB, CIS296WC, CIS298AA, CIS298AB, CIS298AC, CRE101, [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Utilize effective written and oral communication with multiple stakeholders in formal and informal settings. (CIS102DA, CIS290AA, CIS124AA, CIS124BA, CIS224, CIS250, CIS290++, CIS290AB, CIS290AC, CIS296WB, CIS296WC, CIS298AA, CIS298AB, CIS298AC, CRE101, (COM), [FYC])
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with others individually and as a team. (CIS102DA, CIS124AA, CIS124BA, CIS224, CIS250, CIS290++, BPC171, CIS290AA, CIS290AB, CIS290AC, CIS296WB, CIS296WC, CIS298AA, CIS298AB, CIS298AC, CRE101, (COM), [SB])
  • Create and maintain proper documentation of design, implementation, validation, workflow processes, troubleshooting, and revisions of systems. (CIS102DA, CIS121AH, CIS124AA, CIS124BA, CIS156, CIS224, CIS239DL, CIS240, CIS250, CIS266, CIS275DL, CIS290++, CNT140AB, CNT150AB, CNT160AB, CNT220, MST155DC, MST157DC, MST158DC, BPC171, CIS290AB, CIS290AC, CIS296WB, CIS296WC, CIS298AA, CIS298AB, CIS298AC, CRE101, [FYC], [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Maintain, update, and monitor networks and computer systems using automation and scripting. (CIS121AB, CIS121AH, CIS156, CIS238DL, CIS238RH, CIS239DL, CIS240DL, CIS240RH, CIS290AB, CIS290AC, CIS296WB, CIS296WC, CIS298AA, CIS298AB, CIS298AC, CIS266, CIS275DL)

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