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Associate of Applied Science in Systems Administration with a concentration in DevOps

The Associate of Applied Science in Systems Administration with a concentration in DevOps program provides students with a broad, overarching knowledge of a variety of IT subject areas that brings together development, operations, and testing. DevOps is an interdisciplinary program that requires communication, collaboration, and a broad knowledge so that students understand the full-scope of software delivery.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Applied in Systems Administration with a concentration in DevOps will be able to:

  1. read and interpret technical literature and convey technical information through verbal and written communication;
  2. communicate effectively and collaborate with other team members;
  3. explain the software delivery process from concept to completion;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of differing software development approaches;
  5. demonstrate an understanding of the role of IT operations; and
  6. demonstrate an understanding of quality assurance by being able to debug and test software.

Specific Degree Information

Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor concerning required courses and sequencing for this degree.

This program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). In order to be eligible for graduation from this program transfer students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 technical credit hours from Bossier Parish Community College.

  • Students who are in the internship* of the Systems Administration - DevOps Program must be available for 100 hours of internship.
  • Internship students must be prepared to complete internship rotations at an out of town facility.
  • A prerequisite to applying to internship is the completion of at least one approved programming portfolio or the completion of at least one approved industry-based certification.
  • Internship students must adhere to internship site requirements which include but may not be limited to background checks, drug screens, and orientation meetings.
  • Internship students must provide documentation of achievement of two accredited, approved industry-based certifications by the end of the internship.

*In special circumstances the internship may be substituted with Dean and Program Director approval with a 200 level CIT course and completion of two approved industry-based certifications.

Required courses for the Associate of Applied Science in Systems Administration with a concentration in DevOps


Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
CIT 101: Network Essentials 3
CIT 102: Problem Solving and Programming Techniques 3
CIS 114: Microsoft Windows Client 3
MATH 101: Applied Algebra for College Students 3
or MATH 102:   College Algebra
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
CIT 210: Advanced Network Topics 3/4
or CIT 121:   CCNA I
CIT 130: HTML5/CSS3 3
CIT 170: Microsoft Windows Server 3
CIT 104: Introduction to Scripting 3
  Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
    15/16
     
Sophomore Year
Third Semester Hours
CIT 150: Introduction to Java Programming 3
CIT 151: Advanced Java Programming 3
CIT 172: Linux Server 3
CIT 225: Network Security 3
  Physical Science Elective 3
    15
     
Fourth Semester Hours
  Humanities Elective 3
SPCH 110: Public Speaking 3
CIT 270: Relational Database Coding 3
CIT 272: Advanced Topics in Linux 3
CIT 299: Cyber Internship 3
    15
Total Credit Hours 60/61
 
*Behavioral/Social Science Electives and Humanities electives
 
**Physical Science Elective: CHEM 101, CHEM 107, PHSC 105, PHSC 106, PHSC 107, PHSC 110, PHSC 111, PHYS 201, SCI 101
 
***Approved CIT Elective: CIS 100 OR Any CIT 100 level or above
 
a For transfer to a four-year institution, students are strongly advised to take MATH 102 instead of MATH 101. Students must seek the assistance of their advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course. b May not be sole humanities course. c May only be used for AAS degrees
 
This program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). In order to be eligible for graduation from this program transfer, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 technical credit hours from Bossier Parish Community College.
 
Students must meet prerequisites before taking any given course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C in each course and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to earn a credential.
 
All BPCC students are expected to be familiar with College policies, requirements, procedures and regulations. Students must assume final responsibility for being acquainted with College policies. In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception be granted because a student pleads ignorance of the regulation.
 
Students pursuing associate degrees, academic certificates or technical competency areas at BPCC must declare their intent to do so. Curricular requirements become effective at the date of the declaration of the academic major and do not date from the point of original enrollment in the College. If the student resigns or does not enroll for one semester, the student would have to meet the requirements of a new curriculum.
 
The student is responsible with all the requirements of the degree program and should consult with his/her academic advisor when necessary. Each student assumes the responsibility for scheduling courses which are applicable to degrees and for taking courses in proper sequence to ensure the orderly progression of work.

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