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Systems Administration/Networking

Associate of Applied Science

Learn to install and administer small computer systems; or study networking technologies such as CISCO, Microsoft and Novell. 

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AASCOMPSYSAD/CSN/**** (see concentration codes below)

What can I do with this degree?

Career options: Administer microcomputer systems; administer CISCO, Microsoft or Novell systems.

Academic options: While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses. * Select courses to fulfill C or G requirements.** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Communication Requirement 6
Humanities and Social Science Requirement 6
Analysis and Critical Thinking 6
Subtotal 18

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CIS 103 Microsoft Windows Operating System Professional Administration 4
CIS 119 Network Essentials 3-5
 or CIS 170   Cisco I: Networking Fundamentals
CIS 133 Fundamentals of Personal Computer Security 3
CIS 136   Microcomputer Components 3-4
  Or TEC 130/130LB    Computer Assembly and Testing/Computer Assembly and Testing Lab
CIS 137    Introduction to the UNIX Operating System 3
CIS 219 Introduction to Virtual Computing 4
CIS 221    Microsoft Windows Server 4
CIS 225    Linux (UNIX) System and Network Administration 4
Subtotal 28-31

Core Concentrations: complete courses in one of the concentrations below.

Department chair or faculty advisor approval is recommended in the selection of a program concentration. A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
Administrator Concentration: (Concentration Code: CSNA)
Choose any 5 courses     
 CIS 171    CISCO II Networking Router Technologies 5
 CIS 172   CISCO III Advanced Routing and Switching 5
 CIS 173 CISCO IV Project Based Learning 5
 CIS 218 Introduction to Voice over IP 4
 CIS 222  Implementing Windows Network Infrastructure 4
 CIS 223 Implementing Windows Directory Services 4
 CIS 224 Designing Windows Network Security 4
 CIS 226 Advanced Linux Networking 4
 CIS 228 Fundamentals of Network Security 4
 CIS 235 Advanced Topics in Linux/Unix Security 4
Concentration Subtotal 20-23
Cyber Security Concentration: (Concentration Code: CSNY)
CIS 132 Introduction to Computer Forensics 3-4
CIS 171 CISCO II Networking Router Technologies 5
Choose both CIS 223 and 224 or Choose CIS 235 4-8
CIS 223   Implementing Windows Directory Services     
CIS 224   Designing Windows Network Security     
CIS 235   Advanced Topics in Linux/Unix Security     
CIS 228 Fundamentals of Network Security 4
CIS 229 Protecting Your PC and Network: Countermeasures to Network Intrusion 4
Concentration Subtotal 20-25
Administrator Concentration Total 66-72
Cyber security Concentration Total 66-74
 Program Total 63-74

* The following required courses fulfill general education requirements: Computer and Information Literacy - core courses fulfill this requirement.

** In the general education categories, select courses so that at least one course is marked "C" (cultural diversity) or "G" (global awareness).