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Network & Server Administration AAS Degree
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AAS: Network/Server Admin
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This 2-year Associate of Applied Science degree program is focused on UNIX/Linux, Microsoft, and Cisco operating system configuration, management, and security. The curriculum includes information security concepts and best-practices, and industry certification (CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco, etc.) preparation.

Learning Outcomes
  • Install & configure software and upgrades
  • Install, configure & test network devices, servers and workstations
  • Troubleshoot hardware & network problems
Prerequisites

Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior course work. Course work earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this degree with pre-requisites are marked with an asterisk (*). See catalog for more information.

Network & Server Administration AAS Prerequisites:

  • Placement into ENGL&101 or completion of ABE 050 with a minimum 2.0 GPA

  • Placement into MATH084 (or higher)

Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer, and advanced placement.

Curriculum

Course Number

General  Education/Related Instruction Requirements (20 credits)

Credit Hours

EET109*

Mathematical Applications for Circuit Analysis (see note 1)

5

BUS236

Interpersonal Communications for The Workplace

5

ENGL&101*

English Composition I (see note 2)

5

 

Five credits must be selected from a list of approved US Cultures or Global Studies

5

Course Number

Degree Requirements (70 credits)

Credit Hours

EET131

IT Essentials I - A+ Certification

5

EET132*

IT Essentials II - A+ Certification Advanced (see note 3)

5

IT102

Introduction to Programming

5

IT122*

Network Operating System 1 (see note 4)

5

IT124*

Network Operating System 2 (see note 5)

5

IT126*

Network OS 3-Windows Network Infrastructure (see note 6)

5

IT135

Introduction to UNIX

5

IT138*

UNIX for Network Administration (see note 7)

5

IT142*

Network Management - CISCO I (see note 8)

5

IT144*

Network Management - CISCO II (see note 9)

5

IT146*

Network Management - CISCO III (see note 10)

5

IT150*

IT Systems Security + (see note 11)

5

 

Technical electives

10

Notes:
1. Must have MATH 081 or equivalent
2. Must have Placement into ENGL&101 on placement test or recommendation of your ENGL 98 instructor or complete ABE 050 with minimum 2.0
3. Must have EET 131 or permission
4. Must have EET 131 or instructor permission
5. Must have IT 122 or instructor permission
6. Must have IT 124 or instructor permission
7. Must have IT 135 or instructor permission
8. Must have EET 131, IT 122 (may be taken concurrently) or instructor permission
9. Must have IT 142 or instructor permission
10. Must have IT 142, IT 144 or instructor permission
11. Must have IT 124, IT 135, IT 142 or instructor permission

Total Credits -- Minimum
90.00
Sequence Type
Suggested
Sequence

This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. Also, in general, summer quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program.

1st quarter: EET 109, EET 131, ENGL& 101

2nd quarter: EET 132, IT 102, IT 122

3rd quarter: IT 124, IT 135, IT 142

4th quarter: IT 126, IT 138, IT 144

5th quarter: IT 146, IT 150, Technical Elective

6th quarter: BUS 236, Technical Elective, US Culture or Global Studies elective

Elective Groups

Technical Electives

BUS118* –  Project Management (see note 12)

BUS169 –  Using Computers in Business I

CWE110 – Internship

EET135* – Introduction to Broadband (see note 13)

EET160 Introduction to Electricity and Electronics

EET161 – DC Principles of Electronics (see note 14)

IT111 – Internet and Web Authoring

IT120 – Network Essentials-Comptia Network +

IT128* – Network Operating System 4 (see note 15)

IT157* – Ethical Hacking (see note 16)

IT298 – Special Projects for LAN

Notes:

12. Must have BUS 118 and BUS 236.
13. Must have EET 131, EET 160 or EET 161, or permission.
14. Completion of high school or Elementary Algebra strongly recommended.
15. Must have IT 126 or permission.
16. Must have IT 135 and IT 150, or permission

Notes

What skills do I need to be successful in this field?

What are some potential job titles?

  • Network Manager
  • Information Technology (IT) Specialist
  • Systems Administrator

Wages, employment trends and pathways

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1142.00#WagesEmployment

NSC Advising Office

(206) 934-3658 

https://northseattle.edu/advising

Program Contact

Robert Bunge  (206) 934-4530
Robert.bunge@seattlecolleges.edu

Program Website

https://northseattle.edu/programs/information-technology

Effective beginning: Fall 2019
Network & Server Administration Specialist Associate of Applied Science Degree
527J / 11.09

Degree Type
AAS