2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook 
    Jan 22, 2020  
2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

System Administrator, AAS

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System Administrators are skilled Information Technology professionals who are responsible for adding users to company computer systems, establishing and editing user rights, and working with networking applications. They install, test, service and administer numerous systems such as Linux, Novell, Windows Operating Systems, email applications, web server applications and client/server applications.

System Administrators must have excellent technical knowledge and problem solving skills. The administrator may be on call when a computer system goes down or malfunctions, and must be able to quickly and correctly diagnose what is wrong with the system and to identify the best method to fix it.

  • Southeast Tech Laptop Required

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in System Administration, a student will be able to:

Science & Technology

  • Demonstrate troubleshooting skills and technical proficiency on various computer network operating systems, desktop operating systems, installed software, attached peripherals, and other computer networking equipment.
  • Analyze and summarize the effect of newly released technologies and upgrades on existing systems.

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Demonstrate troubleshooting skills on various computer network operating systems and desktop operating systems.
  • Demonstrate troubleshooting skills on various computers, peripherals, and computer networking equipment.
  • Determine proper configurations compatibility for computer operating systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment for the purpose of improving throughput, or operation of a system.
  • Determine work-around solutions for critical situations until long term solutions are found.


  • Demonstrate safe working practices with computers and related equipment.
  • Demonstrate effective customer service/relations skills, including communications and problem solving directed at customer satisfaction.
  • Seek membership in professional organizations.
  • Demonstrate safe working practices with computers and related equipment.
  • Identify and demonstrate the ability to use essential customer relations skills in dealing with team members, co-workers, and customers.
  • Seek further information in their field, to keep current, through periodicals, trade journals, and recurrent training.
  • Demonstrate the ability to research and present information on a given system.


  • Write procedural manuals and handbooks to outline computer operating systems and software installation/upgrade procedures.
  • Document computer operating systems, installed software, settings, and operational statuses.
  • Write summaries of newly released technologies and enhancements for the purpose of keeping managers abreast of changes.

Program Curriculum - Total Credits: 68

Additional Information

Students entering a program in any semester other than outlined may not graduate in the expected amount of time.

Estimated total program fees

Tuition $7,072
Fees $6,052
Books & Supplies $1,850
Laptop $ 1,275
Tools & Supplies $ 139
Total $16,388

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