System Administration - Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology

Degree

Information Technology BAS - System Administration

Overview

Students with a Systems Administration emphasis are prepared to work in any corporate IT department. While specializing in the broader area of systems administration and cloud infrastructure, students will build strong IT foundational skills and knowledge. Today, the cloud hosts a large portion of corporate infrastructure. This degree program will teach students how to develop and implement corporate resources such as Active Directory Domain Services, Linux Services, Web Services, and Database Services utilizing on-premises and cloud environment infrastructures. Students will learn about several cloud technologies, including Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. Students will also acquire a taste of network architecture and best cybersecurity practices. Upon completion, students will have had the opportunity to earn several IT industry certifications that can be added to their resumes and will be able to demonstrate the practical hands-on configuration and virtual infrastructure experiences.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for a student with a degree in Systems Administration exist in most IT departments. Typical entry-level positions include System administrator, Server Administrator, Network Administrator, Database Administrator, IT Administrator, Cloud Administrator, Linux Administrator, and Windows System Administrator. Advancement opportunities increase with experience.       

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, a successful graduate will be able to:

  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot Linux and Windows servers

  • Effectively administer cloud environments  

  • Create scripts to automate standard IT functions

  • Illustrate and apply cybersecurity principles

  • Synthesize technical research to foster innovation

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

Religion Cornerstone Courses

Complete each of the following
Course NumberTitleCredits
REL 200The Eternal Family (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 225Foundations of the Restoration (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 250Jesus Christ & His Everlasting Gospel (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 275Teachings & Doctrine of The Book of Mormon (Cornerstone)

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Religion Electives

Complete three additional religion courses
Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:6

College and Career Success

Complete both of the following
Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 101College Success

1 credit

BAP 115Excel and Introduction to Technology

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:2

Internship

Choose one of the following
Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 499Internship

1-3 credits

IT 499IT Internship

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:1
*CAR 299 may be used as an equivalent; speak with an advisor to know which option is best for you

General Education

Program Required General Education

Course NumberTitleCredits
COMM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

ENG 101Introduction to College Writing

3 credits

ENG 301Technical Writing

3 credits

HIST 175History of Technology in the United States

3 credits

MAT 252Statistics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Distribution Areas

Course NumberTitleCredits

Fine Arts

Students must complete one of the following courses: 
Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 101Survey of Art History

3 credits

ART 110Survey of Visual & Performing Arts

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3
 

Social Sciences

Students must complete one of the following courses:
Course NumberTitleCredits
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3 credits

BUS 301Principles of Management

3 credits

ECON 161Microeconomics

3 credits

ECON 162Economic Principles and Problems-Macro, Online

3 credits

GEOG 130World Political Geography

3 credits

PSYCH 101Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

SOC 111Introduction to Sociology, Online

3 credits

SS 160Leadership & Human Behavior

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Physical Sciences

Students must complete one of the following courses:
Course NumberTitleCredits
GEO 111Physical Geology, Online

3 credits

PS 120Introduction to Physical Geography

3 credits

PS 140Introduction to Physical Sciences

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Life Sciences

Students must complete one of the following courses:
Course NumberTitleCredits
LS 103Nutrition and Health

3 credits

LS 265Anatomy & Physiology

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4

LS 265 is for Medical Assisting student only

 

General Education Student Choice

Students must complete one additional course from one of the following areas: (3-4 credits)

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:3-4
  • American Institutions Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Fine Arts Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Humanities Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Life Sciences Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Physical Sciences Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Social Sciences Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Math courses: Math 110 or higher (3-4 credit hours)

IT Core Courses

 

Certificate 1: Technical Support Engineer Certificate

Course NumberTitleCredits

Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 201Career Success

1 credit

CS 105Introduction to Programming

3 credits

IT 102PC Hardware Technician

3 credits

IT 125Introduction to Information Technology

3 credits

IT 235Cloud Server Administration

3 credits

IT 255Networking Fundamentals

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

IT Fundamentals Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits

Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 143Database Design and Analysis

3 credits

IT 160Cloud Computing Essentials

3 credits

IT 210Linux Fundamentals

3 credits

IT 280Python Programming

3 credits

IT 312Cybersecurity Foundations

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15
 

System Administration Core

Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 330 or IT 335IT 330 - Azure or IT 335 - AWS

3 credits

IT 340Business Intelligence Systems

3 credits

IT 350Network Configuration & Design

3 credits

IT 360Cloud Integration

3 credits

IT 370Advanced Linux

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

System Administration Recommended Courses

The following courses are recommended System Administration related courses. These courses are not required, but are ideal courses to prepare students for careers in system administration and to fulfill the graduation requirement of at least 40 upper division required (300-400 level) credits. 
Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 316Computer Architecture

3 credits

IT 320Cybersecurity Risk Analysis & Policy

3 credits

IT 322Penetration Testing

3 credits

IT 330Azure Technologies

3 credits

IT 430Server Integration Projects

3 credits

IT 440Data Warehousing for Business Intelligence

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 120

Graduation Requirements

1. Complete a minimum of 120 credit hours 
2. Complete a minimum of 40 credit hours of upper-division classes (>300 level) 

3. Grade of C or higher in all IT core courses

4. Minimum of 2.0 GPA 

Recommended Course Sequence

Individual student circumstances, such as the need for a smaller course load or the number of preparatory English or Math courses a student must take, may require additional semesters to complete the program. Please see your academic advisor for assistance.

First Semester

CS 105 Introduction to Programming, 3 credits

GE Elective Select from the Life Sciences, 3 credits

ENG 101 Introduction to College Writing, 3 credits

IT 102 PC Hardware Technician, 3 credits

CAR 101 College Success, 1 credit

Religion, See Current Religion Requirements

Total Minimum Semester Hours 15

 

Second Semester

ENG 301 Technical Writing, 3 Credit        

IT 125 Introduction to Info Technology, 3 Credits

IT 255 Networking Fundamentals, 3 Credits

CAR 201 Career Success, 1 Credit

Religion See Current Religion Requirements, 2 Credits

Elective, 3 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 15

 

Third Semester

HIS 175 History of Technology in the US, 3 Credits

IT 235 Cloud Server Fundamentals, 3 Credits

IT 210 Linux Fundamentals, 3 Credits

MAT 252 Statistics, 3 Credits

BAP 115 Excel and Introduction to Technology, 1 Credit

Religion See Current Religion Requirements, 2 Credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 15

 

Fourth Semester

COMM 122 Interpersonal Communications 3 Credits

IT 160 Essentials of Cloud Computing 3 Credits

IT 312 Cybersecurity Fundamentals 3 Credits

IT 143 Database Design and Analysis 3 Credits

Religion See Current Religion Requirements 2 Credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 14

 

Fifth Semester

IT 280 Python Programming 3 Credits

IT 370 Advanced Linux 3 Credits

GE Elective Select from the Physical Sciences 3 Credits

Select one IT 330 – Azure or IT 335 – AWS 3 Credits

Religion See Current Religion Requirements 2 Credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 14

 

Sixth Semester

GE Elective Select from the Fine Arts 3 Credits

IT Elective See Current IT Upper Elect List* 3 Credits

IT 340 Business Intelligence Systems 3 Credits

IT 350 Network Configuration and Design 3 Credits

Religion See Current Religion Requirements 2 Credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 14

 

Seventh Semester

IT 360 Cloud Integration 3 Credits

IT Elective See Current IT Upper Elect List* 3 Credits

Upper Elect Any 300-400 Level course* 3 Credits

GE Elective Select from the Social Sciences 3 Credits

Religion See Current Religion Requirements 2 Credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 14

 

Eighth Semester

Upper Elect Any 300-400 Level course* 3 Credits

GE Elective General Education Student Choice 3 Credits

IT Elective See Current IT Upper Elect List 3 Credits

IT Elective See Current IT Upper Elect List 3 Credits

IT Elective See Current IT Upper Elect List 3 Credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours 15

 

Ninth Semester

Complete necessary credits to arrive at 120 credit minimum and 40 upper division credits

4 credits