2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Systems Administration Certificate Course Map

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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your certificate by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets certificate requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Computer Systems Administration Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Required Prerequisites

Take as advised.

Action Item: Work with CIS/CNE Navigator

Please work with the CIS/CNE Navigator to determine the need for CIS 121 and BTECA 102 - 105.

1. College Success

  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

2. Introduction to Computer Information Systems

3. Computer Operating Systems

Action Item: Meet with Advisor

Use your Success Network!  In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps. 

4. Implementing Windows Client Operating System

Action Item: Apply for Graduation

Way to go!  It is time to apply for graduation.  Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details.  https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

5. CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks

6. Installing and Configuring Windows Server

  • Course purpose: This course prepares you to meet the requirements of the initial Microsoft Windows Server operating system certification. It is also the first in a sequence of three classes that prepares you to meet the requirements of the Microsoft MCSA certification.

7. Fundamentals of Network Security

8. UNIX Administration

Total Credits without Prerequisites 38

Note: Due to the rapid changes in the IT industry, the Special Topics courses CIS 155 and CNE 155 may be substituted as needed into the CIS or CNE degree programs, on the advice of the CIS/CNE faculty and program coordinator.

Program Code: 533C

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