Computer Systems Administration

About the Program

Prepare for an in-demand career in software engineering, database administration, and systems management in UMFK’s Computer Systems Administration program. You will develop competencies with programming, user support, and computer hardware to establish yourself as a qualified systems administrator. You will then apply effective techniques and leverage current technologies to resolve complex computing problems. Some core courses lead to professional industry certification.

Computer System Administration

Dive deeper into UMFK’s Bachelor of Science in computer systems administration program.

Computer Science, AA

Earn an Associates of Arts degree in Computer Science.

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Program Requirements

  • COS 111: Introduction to Computer Science
  • COS 205: Command Line Interfaces
  • COS 206: Introduction to Information Security
  • COS 211: Computer Hardware
  • COS 221: Advanced Excel
  • COS 234: Computer Operating Systems
  • COS 235: SQL
  • COS 260: Introduction to Programming
  • COS 311: Foundations of Programming II
  • COS 333: Systems Analysis & Design
  • COS 338: Introduction to Networking
  • COS 342: Cyber-Computer Ethics & Social Responsibilities
  • COS 346: Databases
  • COS 360: Computer Organization/Assembly Language
  • COS 415: Computer User Support
  • COS 450: Cloud Computing
  • COS 397: Computer Internship

Self Design Concentration

Customize your degree to match your career goals with a self-designed concentration.

  • Each student will select an area of interest around which a specialization known as the Specialized Area of Study will be developed with the approval of their faculty academic advisor and recorded on the student’s transcript.
  • The Specialized Area of Study consists of a minimum of 18 credits.
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Graduates have careers as:

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • GIS/GPS Technician
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Administrator
  • Computer Scientist
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Career Outlook and Earning Potential

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Potential Occupations and Employment Outlook

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Distance from the Canadian border

COS 211: Computer Hardware (RLE)

Designated Research Learning Experience (RLE) Course


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