Computer Information Systems/Secure System Administration NEMA.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 61 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Computer Information Systems
Effective as of Fall 2017

What is the program about?

Students are prepared in problem solving, designing and documenting programs, system and network administration, and computer operating systems. Students learn to manage and configure computers, using various operating systems, to provide critical network services to diverse clients in a secure manner. Security concepts that are vendor neutral and applicable to all system types are discussed; those concepts are then applied to specific systems using various operating systems. The overall objective, to securely and efficiently administer networked systems of client and server machines, is emphasized throughout.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at

Program Outcomes

  • Design, document and implement computer software solutions given definition of a problem and requirements for a solution.
  • Apply programming, database, operating systems and business skills to solve and troubleshoot business and information technology problems.
  • Configure client and server machines, using a variety of operating systems, to exist in a networked environment with the highest possible degree of security.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills as well as teamwork skills in the delivery of customer service, project planning and project completion in the information technology business environment.
  • Use operating system commands and tools to configure servers in the most secure possible state.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Several of the courses in this degree will help students in their preparation for certification exams from Microsoft and CompTIA including Security+, Network+, Linux+ and various exams from Microsoft.

Additional Information

This program is available in the following format:

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This program is apart of the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE2Y)


Course Title Credits
(ACC 1100 OR ACC 1210) 3
BIS 1120 Introduction to Software Applications 3
CIS 1107 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS 1111 Introduction to Problem Solving & Computer Programming 3
CIS 1130 Network Fundamentals 3
CIS 1140 Information Systems Analysis & Design 3
CIS 2165 Database Management 3
CIS 2510 Microsoft Windows Server Operating System 3
CIS 2515 Windows Network Infrastructure 3
CIS 2520 Windows Directory Services Administration 3
CIS 2550 Linux Operating System 3
CIS 2630 Securing a Windows Network Environment 3
CIS 2640 Network Security 3
COM 2225 Small Group Communication 3
ECO 2160 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
MAN 2150 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective 3
SCC 1101 First Year Experience 1
(CIS 2178 OR CIS 2170) 3
(MAT 1120 OR Ohio Transfer Module: Mathematics Elective) 3
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Program Accreditation Information

This degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a specialized accreditation recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.