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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Computer System Administration

Career/Technical
AS Degree in Computer System Administration
Certificate of Achievement in Computer System Administration
Certificate in Computer Support Technician
Certificate in Microsoft Server Administration

Computer System Administration Program
Linda Fischer, Advisor (530) 893-7402
Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 892-2531
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
The Computer System Administration program prepares students for industry standard certification exams and entry-level positions as computer support technicians and computer system administrators. The core curriculum covers Microsoft server installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

No prerequisite skills are required for students to enroll in the program

Career Opportunities
The program offers courses that prepare students for a variety of industry certification exams, including Microsoft MCSA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Security+.


Gainful Employment Information
Certificate of Achievement in Computer System Administration:
www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/3123600CA.html


To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


AS Degree in Computer System Administration 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Design and implement basic software solutions using the building blocks of modern computer software systems.
  • Apply the fundamental techniques of computer security to ensure account and data integrity.
  • Identify labor market needs and properly prepare for the most relevant industry certification exams.
  • Identify, describe, install, and maintain the fundamental hardware and software components of a modern computer system.
  • Install, configure, maintain, and network Microsoft desktop computer workstations.
  • Identify and describe connection-oriented network services and the functions of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model.
  • Implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.
  • Implement, manage, maintain and provision services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
Required courses for the major: 33 Units



Certificate of Achievement in Computer System Administration 33 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Design and implement basic software solutions using the building blocks of modern computer software systems.
  • Apply the fundamental techniques of computer security to ensure account and data integrity.
  • Identify labor market needs and properly prepare for the most relevant industry certification exams.
  • Identify, describe, install, and maintain the fundamental hardware and software components of a modern computer system.
  • Install, configure, maintain, and network Microsoft desktop computer workstations.
  • Identify and describe connection-oriented network services and the functions of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model.
  • Implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.
  • Implement, manage, maintain and provision services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
Required courses for the certificate:


Certificate in Computer Support Technician 11 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Identify, describe, install, and maintain the fundamental hardware and software components of a modern computer system.
  • Apply the fundamental techniques of computer security to ensure account and data integrity.
  • Identify and describe connection-oriented network services and the functions of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model.
  • Identify labor market needs and properly prepare for the most relevant industry certification exams.
Required courses for the certificate:


Certificate in Microsoft Server Administration 9 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.
  • Implement, manage, maintain and provision services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
  • Identify labor market needs and properly prepare for the most relevant industry certification exams.
Required courses for the certificate:

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