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Computer Server Administration

Certificate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Steve Robinett

NOTE: This program is currently under review. Please contact the program director or your advisor.

Gainful Employment Programs Information

The Computer Server Administration program prepares individuals for employment in the computer networking field, specifically focusing on server management, maintenance, and administration. Students in this program gain hands-on experience with computer hardware, software, and networks. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will have the needed skills to sit for the CompTIA Network+, Linux+ and Microsoft MCSA/MCSE certifications.


Graduates are prepared to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced level of understanding of Microsoft 2003 server configuration.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of network infrastructure design and configuration.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the Linux server operating system.
  • Pass the MCSA / MCSE industry standard certification exam battery with at least an 70%.
  • Obtain and keep a computer server professional position within the workforce.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Tuition and Fees $3,255
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $70
Books/Supplies $1,536
Total $4,891
*

Fall 2017 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
CSCI 105 Computer Fluency + 3
NTS 104 CCNA 1: Intro to Networks *,+ 3
NTS 105 CCNA 2: Routing & Switching *,+ 3
ITS 215 Network OS -Dir /Infrastructre *,+ 4
Select one of the following:  
M 095 Intermediate Algebra **,+ 4
M 121 College Algebra **,+ 3
M 151 Precalculus **,+ 4
M 171 Calculus I **,+ 4
 Credits16-17
Spring
COMX 115 Intro to Interpersonal Communc + 3
ITS 210 Network OS - Desktop *,+ 3
ITS 217 Network OS - Server Admin/Apps *,+ 4
ITS 224 Introduction To Linux *,+ 4
Select one of the following:  
WRIT 101 College Writing I **,+ 3
WRIT 122 Intro to Business Writing **,+ 3
 Credits17
 Total Credits33-34
*

Indicates prerequisite needed.

**

Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.

+

A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.