The Information Technology-Computer Systems Administration Specialist degree program is a two-year program where students learn the fundamentals of data networking, operating systems support and systems integration to prepare for your information technology career. Understand the role of other network operating systems such as Novell Netware and UNIX. A guided on-the-job internship with an area employer helps students find the jobs they desire.
Students will learn the skills to obtain key industry certifications while working towards a degree as a Computer Systems Administration Specialist. Students will challenge themselves to learn the technologies valued by area employers including Microsoft Windows system administration for both client and server systems. Use the core program courses coupled with additional training and job experience to obtain the valued Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).
Program outcomes state what a graduate needs to be able to do with the essential knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors acquired in a specific Madison College program. The program outcomes communicate expectations to students, as well as other academic institutions and potential employers. The identification and assessment of program outcomes support Madison College's efforts in documenting student learning and provide a context for the faculty's academic planning.
Admissions Requirements for All Applications Submitted for the Current Academic Year
You must meet Admissions Requirements (see below). To apply for the program, follow the admission procedures, including submitting the completed application, application/processing fees, and transcripts.
Definitions and Guidelines
We only transfer in equivalent college work if the grade is a C or better. (We do not transfer in C- graded course work).
Advanced Standing cannot exceed 50% of the required credits for the program.
If a student wishes to take 10-107-98 Networking and Communications 2 as an elective, it must be completed within one (1) year of taking 10-107-197 CCNA1&2.
The program prepares graduates to test for the following certifications:
Typical job duties include: install, configure, administer and operate client and server systems including Microsoft Windows 2003 server, Windows XP, email services, Netware and Linux. Perform technical troubleshooting of computer systems and networks. Integrate the hardware and software required to support new initiatives. Install, maintain and troubleshoot Internet connectivity for services such as email, web and other Internet applications. Be responsible for critical system backups and plan for the restoration of computing services in the event of disasters. Demonstrate initiative as a member of an information technology team.
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as: