Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General 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. analyze critically and troubleshoot computer system issues;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of user account permissions;
  4. utilize critical thinking skills to collect, analyze, and interpret system logs and user activity; and
  5. maintain internal systems by installing system updates, patches, and security protection.

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


First Semester: 15 Hours


Second Semester: 15 Hours


Sophomore Year


Third Semester: 15 Hours


Fourth Semester: 15 Hours


Total Credit Hours: 60


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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