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Computer Systems Administration/Networking

Associate of Applied Science

Learn to Install and administer computer systems, networking technologies, and network analysis.  Courses also provide preparatory knowledge for industry-accepted credentials.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AASCOMPSYSAD/CSN1/

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this degree?

Career options: Computer and systems administration in Microsoft and Linux, Cisco Networking, or as a Cybersecurity analyst.

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 2019-2020

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
  Recommend: WRT 154
Arts and Humanities Requirement
  Recommend:  ART 100 or DAR 250
Social and Behavioral Science Requirement
  Recommend: ECN 150, JRN 102, GEO 104, POS 201 or POS 202
Mathematics and Science Requirement
  Recommend: MAT 106
Other Requirement
Recommend: CMN 120
Special Requirements
  Recommend: CMN 120
Subtotal 15-16

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 3
CIS 136   Microcomputer Components 3
CIS 137    Introduction to the UNIX Operating System 3
CIS 170 Cisco I: Networking Fundamentals 4
CIS 171 Cisco II: Networking Router Technologies 4
CIS 216 Introduction to Wireshark and Network Analysis 4
CIS 219 Introduction to Virtual Computing 3
CIS 221    Microsoft Windows Server 3
CIS 222 Implementing Windows Server Network Infrastructure 3
CIS 225    Linux (UNIX) System and Network Administration 3
CIS 228       Fundamentals of Network Security 4
Subtotal 37

Focus Areas

Complete one of the following focus areas. Department chair or faculty advisor approval is recommended in the selection of a focus area. A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CIS 172   CISCO III Advanced Routing and Switching 4
CIS 173 CISCO IV Project Based Learning 4
Cyber Security Focus
CIS 132 Introduction to Computer Forensics 3
CIS 223 Implementing Windows Directory Services 3
CIS 235 Advanced Topics in Linux/Unix Security 3
Network Administrator Focus
CIS 223 Implementing Windows Directory Services 3
CIS 226 Advanced Linux Networking 3
CIS 229 Protecting Your PC and Network: Countermeasures to Network Intrusion 3
Focus Subtotal 8-9

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
Subtotal 1
Total 61-63

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