Information Technology - Server Administration Track

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology: Server Administration focuses on the computerized technologies that are critical to business and industry.  This program provides students with the ability to administer a variety of computer networks.  Graduates will have an understanding of network operating systems, PC connectivity, network resources, network utilities, and network administration.  In addition to an understanding of networks, students will also obtain comprehensive training in the administration of specific operating systems including Linux, numerous Microsoft network operating systems, and other network utilities. Students will cover aspects of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and well as CompTIA Linux+, Net+, Security+, and A+ certifications.   

Career Opportunities

  1. Computer Support Specialist
  2. Information Systems Manager
  3. Network Administrator
  4. Network Service Technician
  5. Systems Engineer

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate general computer and networking knowledge.
  2. Provide accurate technical explanations of the major components of a computer and the devices used in creating a network environment.
  3. Perform routine network administrative tasks, including operating system installs and upgrades, configuration, administration and troubleshooting.
  4. Identify, organize, plan and allocate resources and the different level of address assignment in in the computer network environment.
  5. Identify, plan and allocate security in a network environment.
  6. Apply strong communication and critical thinking skills, including reading, writing, organizing, evaluating, problem solving, and presentation skills.

Obtaining the Degree

To earn the Associate of Applied Science degree, students must:

  • Matriculate into the program.
  • Satisfactorily complete all degree requirements, including General Education and Major Requirements.

General Education Requirements

Course Code
Title
Credits
Elective - Science 3 or 4 Credits  +
3 - 4
Elective - Social Science  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
22-23

Science Electives (Choose one)

Course Code
Title
Credits

Social Science Electives (Choose one)

(See Social Science Track I and Social Science Track II under Liberal Arts and Sciences for course options)

Total credits:
62-63

Course Sequencing

Semester 1

Course Code
Title
Credits
Elective - Social Science  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
17

Semester 3

Course Code
Title
Credits
Elective - Science 3 or 4 Credits  +
3 - 4
Sub-Total Credits
15-16

Overview

Pathway

Type

Associate of Applied Science