The two-year Systems Administration options leads to Associate in Applied Science (AAS or AAS-T) degree that prepares students for immediate employment or continued education in the field of Information Technology. This degree also offers short term (one year or less) CERTIFICATES which are subsets of the two-year degree. Students may enroll in individual classes for retraining, updating skills, or preparing for IT industry certifications.
Students may also take pre-major Computer Science classes that transfer to four-year degree programs as part of the Computer Science Associate DTA – Arts & Science (AAS) DTA. The Computer Science department has direct BAS articulation agreements with CWU and other universities. Contact the Computer Science department faculty for detailed advising.
Program Prerequisites: The Computer Science Program prerequisites are basic computer literacy, keyboarding, and familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet software; pre-college math and English courses may be required depending on student placement level.
Computer Science Degrees
Computer Science DTA/MRP – Associate in Arts & Science (AAS-DTA)
A major in Computer Science prepares students for a variety of career fields in the information technology sector, many requiring a four-year degree. Software and web developers are in high demand due to the rapidly growing need for computer software development and new applications for mobile and game technology. Since programs differ at each college, students should prepare their quarterly schedules with the assistance of an advisor knowledgeable in this transfer area.
Systems Administration – Associate in Applied Science (AAS & AAS-T)
This degree prepares students for careers in network systems and administration. Network administrators install and maintain computer workstations and server software, set up user accounts, maintain system resources and operations, perform troubleshooting, and manage system security.