2017-2018 Academic Catalog

IT - Server Administration, Associate of Applied Science

Degree:

Associate of Applied Science

Overview

A server administrator, or systems administrator, works with a variety of back office devices that are used for hosting databases, hosting websites and other network services used by the organization. Network services must be maintained, updated, and protected, and it is the Server Administrator who has the primary responsibility of keeping systems running smoothly.

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Career opportunities

Companies are eager to hire people with understanding and skills necessary to manage technology.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Confirm personal testimony in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Collaborate with others using interpersonal skills in an honest, ethical, and Christ-like manner
  • Communicate effectively using written and verbal presentation principles
  • Construct new knowledge using technology and information resource tools
  • Comprehend and think critically to solve problems
  • Cultivate a strong, professional work ethic and lifelong learning opportunities
  • Install and configure Windows Servers and associated services Install and configure Linux Servers and associated services
  • Design, plan, and implement software and hardware solutions allowing an organization to innovate
  • Manage technical implementation and development projects on time and within budget
  • Complete and present effective systems design strategies and solutions
  • Provide effective executive-level presentations and documentation to convey complex technical designs
  • Troubleshoot and maintain corporate servers
  • Articulate career preparation confidently using resumes and interviews

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Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Religion Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits

REL Two cornerstone religion courses (4 credit hours)

Course NumberTitleCredits
REL 200The Eternal Family

2 credits

REL 225Foundations of the Restoration

2 credits

REL 250Jesus Christ & Everlast Gospel

2 credits

REL 275Teach & Doct of Book of Mormon

2 credits

REL Two additional religion courses (4 credit hours)

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:8

College-wide Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Program Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CS 112Programming Fundamentals

3 credits

IT 110Introduction to Business Tech

3 credits

IT 125Windows Client

3 credits

IT 130Intro to Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

IT 150Introduction to Networking

3 credits

IT 210Linux Administration

3 credits

IT 212Cyber Security Fund

3 credits

IT 214Systems Analysis & Design

3 credits

IT 216Information & Storage Mgmt

3 credits

IT 225Network Security Incident Resp

3 credits

IT 230Inter Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

IT 232Adv. Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

IT 270Advanced Linux w/LAMP

3 credits

IT 295Info Tech Capstone Project

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:43

Electives

Select 3 credit hours from the following. (Check with program director for internship opportunities)

Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 143Structured Query Language(SQL)

3 credits

IT 145Business Metrics and Analytics

3 credits

IT 199IT Internship

3 credits

IT 220Risk Analysis & Governance

3 credits

IT 222Pen Testing and Detection

3 credits

IT 240Administering Microsoft SQL

3 credits

IT 243Data Warehousing

3 credits

IT 250Inter Networking (ICND 1)

3 credits

IT 252Adv Networking (ICND 2)

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

IT 199, IT 220, IT 222, IT 240, IT 243, IT 250, IT 252: Be sure to check for prerequisites

Total Credit Hours: 66

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Depending upon the number of preparatory courses a student must take, an additional semester may be required to complete the program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 101Intro. to College Writing

3 credits

FIN 101Personal Finance

3 credits

IT 110Introduction to Business Tech

3 credits

IT 125Windows Client

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

CS 112Programming Fundamentals

3 credits

IT 130Intro to Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

IT 214Systems Analysis & Design

3 credits

IT 210Linux Administration

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 216Information & Storage Mgmt

3 credits

IT 230Inter Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

Elective Select from Program Elective list below

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone Religion course

2 credits

IT 150Introduction to Networking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 220Professional Bus Comm

3 credits

IT 212Cyber Security Fund

3 credits

IT 232Adv. Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

IT 270Advanced Linux w/LAMP

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Fifth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 295Info Tech Capstone Project

4 credits

Elective Select from Program Elective list below

3 credits

Religion Cornerstone or Religion Elective

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Program Electives:

Select 3 credit hours from the following list.

Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 143Structured Query Language(SQL)

3 credits

IT 145Business Metrics and Analytics

3 credits

IT 199IT Internship

3 credits

IT 220Risk Analysis & Governance

3 credits

IT 222Pen Testing and Detection

3 credits

IT 240Administering Microsoft SQL

3 credits

IT 243Data Warehousing

3 credits

IT 250Inter Networking (ICND 1)

3 credits

IT 252Adv Networking (ICND 2)

3 credits

IT 199, IT 220, IT 222, IT 240, IT 243, IT 250, IT 252: Be sure to check for prerequisites

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum of 66 total semester credit hours as outlined
  2. Grade of C or higher in all IT core courses
  3. Cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher
  4. Complete 2 cornerstone religion courses, plus 4 additional credits of religion