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2021-2022 General Catalog Published 2/28/22 
2021-2022 General Catalog Published 2/28/22 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Systems Administration, Cloud Computing Concentration, AAS

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The Associate of Applied Science in Systems Administration with a concentration in Cloud Computing program provides students with the skills needed to manage an organization’s computer systems. The program prepares individuals to function as entry-level systems administrators and covers analyzing system logs, applying system updates, updating user accounts, troubleshooting problems, and ensuring uptime.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Applied Science in Systems Administration with a concentration in Cloud Computing will be able to:

  1. read and interpret technical literature and convey technical information through verbal and written communication;
  2. apply the cincepts, characteristics, delivery models, benefits of cloud computing;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of access controls used in on-premise and cloud networks;
  4. utilize critical thinking skills to collect, analyze, and interpret system logs and user audits; and
  5. apply best security practices to secure cloud and on-premise hosts, and the network infrastructure.

Specific Degree Information:

Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor concerning required courses and sequencing for this degree.

  • Students who are in the internship* of the Systems Administration - Cloud Computing Program must be available for 100 hours of internship.
  • Internship students must be prepared to complete internship rotations at an out of town facility.
  • A prerequisite to applying to internship is the completion of at least one approved programming portfolio or the completion of at least one approved industry-based certification.
  • Internship students must adhere to internship site requirements which include but may not be limited to background checks, drug screens, and orientation meetings.
  • Internship students must provide documentation of achievement of two accredited, approved industry-based certifications by the end of the internship.

*In special circumstances the internship may be substituted with Dean and Program Director approval with a 200 level CIT course and completion of two approved industry-based certifications.

Required Courses for the Associate of Applied Science in Systems Administration with a Concentration in Cloud Computing:

Freshman Year

Second Semester: 15 Hours

Sophomore Year

Third Semester: 15 Hours

Fourth Semester: 15 Hours

Total Credit Hours: 60

*Approved CTEC Elective: Program director approval.

a For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102  instead of MATH 101 . Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course.

b May not be sole humanities course. 

Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in each course and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to earn a credential.

All BPCC students are expected to be familiar with College policies, requirements, procedures and regulations. Students must assume final responsibility for being acquainted with College policies. In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception be granted because a student pleads ignorance of the regulation.

Students pursuing associate degrees, academic certificates or technical competency areas at BPCC must declare their intent to do so. Curricular requirements become effective at the date of the declaration of the academic major and do not date from the point of original enrollment in the College. If the student resigns or does not enroll for one semester, the student would have to meet the requirements of a new curriculum.

The student is responsible with all the requirements of the degree program and should consult with his/her academic advisor when necessary. Each student assumes the responsibility for scheduling courses which are applicable to degrees and for taking courses in proper sequence to ensure the orderly progression of work.

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