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Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Administration Specialist

Program Mission:

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Administration Specialist provides the graduate with project management skills with an emphasis in operating systems, networking and data storage techniques.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Administration Specialist will have demonstrated:

  1. clarity in verbal and written communication to accurately convey technical information and to critically read and interpret technical literature;
  2. the ability to critically analyze and solve real world client and server system issues;
  3. working knowledge in multiple operating system environments enabling graduates to critically analyze and react to new developments in their field;
  4. the utilization of mathematics to collect, analyze and interpret technical data collected through security investigation and experimentation; and
  5. an application of networking and systems integration to gain hands-on experience

Required courses for Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Administration Specialist:

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
CIS 105: Computer Concepts 3
CIT 101: Network Essentials 3
ENGL 101: Composition & Rhetoric I 3
MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students *** 3
or MATH 102: College Algebra ***
CIT 102: Problem Solving and Programming Techniques 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
BADM 215: Business Law 3
PHSC 105: Elemental Physics 3
CIT 115: Network Defense 3
CIT 170: Microsoft Windows Server 3
CIT 130: Web Design I 3
    15
     
Sophomore Year
Third Semester Hours
CIS 209 : Advanced MS Access 3
CIT 172: Linux Server 3
CIT 279: Information Assurance 3
  Programming Elective * 3
  Humanities Elective 3
    15
     
Fourth Semester Hours
CIT 282: IT Project Management 3
CIT 291: Systems Administration Specialist Internship 3
SPCH 110: Principles of Speech 3
  CIT Elective ** 3 or 4
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
    15 or 16
     
Total credit hours 60 or 61
   
* Programming Electives: CIT 113, CIT 150, CIT 160, CIT 209  
** CIT Electives: CIT 110, CIT 112, CIT 121  
*** For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102 instead of MATH 101. Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course.

Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in each course and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to earn a credential.

All BPCC students are expected to be familiar with College policies, requirements, procedures and regulations. Students must assume final responsibility for being acquainted with College policies. In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception be granted because a student pleads ignorance of the regulation.

Students pursuing associate degrees, academic certificates or technical competency areas at BPCC must declare their intent to do so. Curricular requirements become effective at the date of the declaration of the academic major and do not date from the point of original enrollment in the College. If the student resigns or does not enroll for one semester, the student would have to meet the requirements of a new curriculum.

The student is responsible with all the requirements of the degree program and should consult with his/her academic advisor when necessary. Each student assumes the responsibility for scheduling courses which are applicable to degrees and for taking courses in proper sequence to ensure the orderly progression of work.

 

This degree can be obtained 100% via Internet instruction. Contact your academic advisor for details.

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