IT System Administration
What to expect
Students considering this area of emphasis should have good communications skills and enjoy problem solving and helping organizations achieve their goals.
Information Technology (IT) System Administrators are responsible for implementing and maintaining data infrastructure, and providing IT solutions that deliver value to an organization.
In this area of emphasis, you will learn how to plan, install, upgrade and configure computer operating systems along with essential software applications and services, including
- vital data network services (DHCP, DNS and Active Directory Services)
- virus and patch-management services
- web, SharePoint, deployment and remote desktop servers
These courses will teach you how to identify requirements for data network infrastructure services based on functionality, resource utilization, capacity and growth, security, ease of use and maintenance activities. You will also learn how to specify, order, install and connect hardware based on those requirements.
You will leave this program with the skills necessary to determine and document software, roles, features, settings and parameters required to maintain a reliable and manageable IT environment.
Area of emphasis
In the IT System Administration area of emphasis, you will earn an emphasis on your transcript showing that you graduated in a specialized field of studies. This emphasis does not appear on your graduation parchment but will be noted on your official student transcripts. To receive this emphasis, you must complete all core and required courses, along with a final capstone project. For more information, please contact the program directly.
Common jobs for IT System Administration grads are
- Systems Administrator
- IT Systems Analyst
- Technology Analyst
- IT Specialist
- IT Coordinator
- IT Support
- System Specialist