CIS – Systems Management (AS)
Associate in Science | SC Program: AS.1157
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A program map shows all the required and recommended courses you need to graduate and a suggested order in which you should take them. The suggested sequence of courses is based on enrollment and includes all major and general education courses required for the degree.
Fall Semester, First Year17 Units Total
A Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate course. The terminology, planning, installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting of the current version Windows Desktop operating system will be covered. The course is designed to prepare a student to take and pass the corresponding Microsoft Certification Exam and for employment in the IT field. Note: Students who enrolled in earlier versions of a Windows desktop operating system will be able to enroll in a more current version.
This course is the first in a two-course series designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) exam, and the course is the first of a four-course series designed to prepare students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam. CCNA Routing and Switching: Introduction to Networks (ITN) covers networking architecture, structure, and functions. The course introduces the principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations to provide a foundation for the curriculum. This course is offered by Shasta College as the Cisco Regional Networking Academy in the area. Instructional materials developed by Cisco Systems are utilized for the course. The course teaches students the skills needed to obtain entry-level network installer jobs. It also helps students develop some of the skills needed to become network technicians, computer technicians, cable installers, and help desk technicians. It provides a hands-on introduction to networking and the Internet using tools and hardware commonly found in small to medium size business environments. Labs include network device configuration, Internet connectivity, wireless connectivity, file and print sharing, and IP addressing. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Spring Semester, First Year15 Units Total
This course is designed to equip Career Technical Education students with college-level mathematical competencies required in today's workplace. Topics include college-level algebra, measurement units and conversion, estimation, solid figures, geometry, trigonometry, basic statistics, and probability. This course will promote quantitative reasoning through the use of mathematical applications and modeling with an emphasis on CTE topics. These applications and modeling will be reinforced by using requisite tools utilized by CTE courses to enhance students' visualization and problem-solving development.
A survey course for both business and non-business majors covering the different disciplines (finance, management, and marketing) of business. The course also covers the complexities of the competitive business world and includes additional disciplines such as international business, forms of business ownership, social responsibility and ethics, and entrepreneurship. Designed to provide students familiarity with basic principles and practices of contemporary business, knowledge of business terminology, and an understanding of how business works within the U.S. economic system. Due to its introductory nature, it is recommended that this course be taken as a first business course. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Fundamentals of Linux is an introductory and hands-on course for new users of the popular Linux operating system. Students will learn basic Linux systems administration skills using both command-line and graphical tools. Topics will include Linux installation and initialization, file system navigation and management, changing file permissions, the vi and emacs text editors, Bash, KDE, and GNOME shell features, process management, shell scripts, security, backup and recovery, printing, and basic networking including clients and network services.. The course prepares students for the Comptia Linux+ certification exam. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Fall Semester, Second Year15 Units Total
This course is an introduction to the process of human communication with an emphasis on small groups. Subjects covered are preparation for discussion, group participation, leadership, decision-making, interpersonal relations, managing diversity, critical thinking/problem-solving, managing conflict, and evaluation of group interaction. Students will be involved in group interactions, and emphasis will be on practical experience. College-level writing skills will be expected on all papers, outlines, and short essays. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course is a comparative survey of the major ancient world civilizations which developed between 3500 B.C.E. and 1500 C.E. It examines political institutions, religious ideologies, the rise and fall of empires, and the major cultural innovations of each of the major world civilizations. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
This course is a survey of the history of the United States from Pre-Columbian Peoples to the end of Reconstruction. Topics include contact and settlement of America, the movement toward independence, the formation of a new nation and Constitution, westward expansion and manifest destiny, the causes and consequences of the Civil War, and Reconstruction. This course satisfies the CSU requirement for US History (US-1). This course may be offered in a distance education format.
A Microsoft Certified Professional course with emphasis on installing and configuring Windows Server. The terminology, planning, installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting a Windows Server 2012 environment will be covered. The course is designed to prepare a student to take and pass a Microsoft Certification Exam for installing and configuring the current version of Microsoft Windows Server and for employment in the IT field. Note: Students who took the class with an earlier Server version will be able to enroll in the current version Windows Server.
This course provides the student with background, requirements, policies and procedures for establishing and maintaining computer and information system security. Course elements include risk discovery and assessment, system planning with cost/benefits analyses, management policies, security practices and procedures within system life cycles, and system recovery. The course will stress applied solutions to computer security problems, preparing students for the CompTIA Security+ Certification exam. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Spring Semester, Second Year13 Units Total
This course is an introduction to the conservation or wise use of natural resources and incorporates discussions about the complex relationships of man to the environment. Students will learn about the diverse agencies that manage our resources along with their history and philosophies. The course will cover each of the major natural resources - such as water, air, energy, forests, wildlife, agriculture, and soils - as well as environmental policy and laws that govern the use of these resources. An emphasis is placed on the practical components of Environmental Science as it relates to social and economic aspects of conservation. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
Note: This course replaces ELEC 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 for A+ Certification.
This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills to pass the A+ Core Hardware and the A+ OS Technologies certification tests. The CompTIA A+ certification exams are nationally recognized, and measures essential competencies for an entry-level computer technician. Topics covered are microcomputer architecture, personal computer hardware, including Microsoft Windows installations, configurations and troubleshooting. Students learn how to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. This course may be offered in a distance learning format.
This course is designed for students who wish to be introduced to principles of industrial electronics and mechatronics for various vocational and industrial applications. We will be using the Arduino Starter Kit. Topics include theory of DC and AC circuits, semiconductor theory, digital concepts, circuits and systems and their applications, programming logic controls, circuit design, and integrating circuits with computers and machinery. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
The Vocational Worksite Learning course allows the student to gain on-the-job experience through employment/volunteerism at an approved job site that is acquired by the student and related to the student's major. A faculty member supervises all WSL courses to ensure that the work experience is of educational value. The course stresses good work habits and meeting of competencies through actual on-the-job performance. A student may earn up to 16 units through repeating this course since course content varies and skills are enhanced by supervised repetition and practice. A maximum of 8 units may be earned in a single semester.
Please see a counselor to discuss options for meeting general education requirements for transfer to California State Universities (CSU) and/or University of California (UC) campuses, as well as any specific additional courses that may be required by your chosen institution of transfer.
*Alternative Courses: Please see a Shasta College counselor for alternative course options. You can also view the following to find other courses to meet degree/certificate requirements:
- California State Universities – General Education
- IGETC – Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
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