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Computer Network Design and Administration

Are you interested in technology and how it can be applied to build connections between people in different places? Network design and administration could be the right career for you.

In this program, you'll develop the critical thinking skills and knowledge needed to create and maintain computer networks. You’ll practice optimization, troubleshooting, and using different operating systems and hardware such as Microsoft, CISCO, or LINUX/UNIX.

Whether you want to work as a network administrator, engineer, analyst, or technician, this program prepares you to join a growing technological industry.

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the specialized field of DevOps.

DevOps bonds Software development with the Networking & Cloud operations needed to deploy and manage software. Software Development and Networking & Cloud operations historically worked independently of one another, DevOps is the process of combining people, processes, and technologies to build higher quality software rapidly.
 
The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in DevOps Engineering will provide students with a foundation of theoretical and technical knowledge in DevOps. This degree prepares graduates to close the gap between software development and IT operations to create a unified and responsive approach to changing business needs and rapidly releasing high-quality application software and IT systems.
 
The program map below represents the courses a student would take entering with the Computer Network & Design AAS. The courses students are required to take in the DevOps program in quarters 7-12 depend on the degree a student brings into the program. The Cloud Computing and the Software Development AAS degrees also feed into this program, and each have a set of required courses in the DevOps program. No student will be allowed to register for quarters 7-12 without meeting with DevOps faculty or Program Specialist
 
Note: It is required for all DevOps students to meet with DevOps faculty or Pathways Specialist in order to register for DevOps courses. Students will be given detailed instructions for which courses they should register for and their success in the program is dependent on appropriate course selection in each quarter. 

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Total Program Credits: 180


Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 103
Mobile Devices  
2
CIS 106
Network Math  
2
CIS 108
Computer Math  
3
CIS 201
IT Essentials  
5
Total Credits
 
12

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 206
Introduction to Linux/Unix  
5
CIS 250
Cisco I Introduction to Networks  
5
ENGL&101
English Composition I  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 134
Virtualization Technologies  
3
CIS 213
Advanced Linux/Unix  
5
CIS 244
Windows Server Installation and Configuration  
5
CIS 251
Cisco II Switching, Routing, and Wireless I  
5
Total Credits
 
18

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 236
Windows Server Administration  
5
CIS 252
Cisco III Switching, Routing, & Wireless II  
5
CIS 270
Principles of Network Security  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 246
AWS Cloud Practitioner  
2
CIS 253
Cisco IV Enterprise Networking Security and Automation  
5
CIS 263
Advanced Windows Server  
5
CIS 286
Cisco Emerging Technologies  
3
Total Credits
 
15

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 275
Networking Capstone  
5
CIS 277
Database Administration  
5
CMST&210
Interpersonal Communication  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Seventh Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DVOP 320
Introduction to DevOps  
5
DVOP 330
Cloud Architecting I  
5
 
Natural Sciences with a lab component  
5
Total Credits
 
15
ASTR&101
Intro to Astronomy  
5
BIOL&160
General Biology w/Lab  
5
CHEM&110
Chemical Concepts w/Lab  
5
ENVS&101
Intro to Env Science  
5
GEOL&101
Intro Physical Geology  
5
GEOL 210
Pacific Northwest Geology  
5
PHYS 100
Introductory Physics  
5

Eighth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DVOP 310
Dev Ops Programming I  
5
DVOP 425
Cloud Architecting II  
5
 
Social Sciences  
5
Total Credits
 
15
ANTH&100
Survey of Anthropology  
5
ECON 100
Fundamentals of Economics  
5
GEOG&100
Introduction to Geography  
5
HIST&116
Western Civilization I  
5
HIST&136
US History 1  
5
POLS&101
Intro to Political Science  
5
PSYC&100
General Psychology  
5
SOC& 101
Intro to Sociology  
5

Ninth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DVOP 430
 
CIS 430
Cloud SysOps Administrator  
5
DVOP 311
DevOps Programming II  
5
 
Humanities  
5
Total Credits
 
15
CMST 226
Gender Communication  
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication  
5
FILM 141
Introduction to Film  
5
FRCH&121
French I  
5
MUSC 106
History of Popular Music  
5
PHIL 110
Intro to Ethics  
5
PHIL&115
Critical Thinking  
5
SPAN&121
Spanish I  
5

Tenth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DVOP 400
DevOps I  
5
DVOP 410
DevOps Programming III  
5
 
General Electives  
5
Total Credits
 
15
BUS& 101
Intro to Business  
5
BUS& 201
Business Law  
5
CIS 110
Introduction to Computer Applications  
5
CMST&220
Public Speaking  
5
CMST 250
Managing Conflict Through Communication  
5
ENGL&102
Composition II  
5
HLTH 102
Health Enhancement  
5
MATH&107
Math in Society  
5
MATH&141
Precalculus I  
5
MATH&146
Introduction to Stats  
5
PE 275
Diversity in Sports  
5

Eleventh Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DVOP 401
DevOps II  
5
DVOP 411
DevOps Proggramming IV  
5
 
General Electives  
5
Total Credits
 
15
BUS& 101
Intro to Business  
5
BUS& 201
Business Law  
5
CIS 110
Introduction to Computer Applications  
5
CMST&220
Public Speaking  
5
CMST 250
Managing Conflict Through Communication  
5
ENGL&102
Composition II  
5
HLTH 102
Health Enhancement  
5
MATH&107
Math in Society  
5
MATH&141
Precalculus I  
5
MATH&146
Introduction to Stats  
5
PE 275
Diversity in Sports  
5

Twelfth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DVOP 480
AWS DevOps Engineering  
5
 
General Electives  
10
Total Credits
 
15
BUS& 101
Intro to Business  
5
BUS& 201
Business Law  
5
CIS 110
Introduction to Computer Applications  
5
CMST&220
Public Speaking  
5
CMST 250
Managing Conflict Through Communication  
5
ENGL&102
Composition II  
5
HLTH 102
Health Enhancement  
5
MATH&107
Math in Society  
5
MATH&141
Precalculus I  
5
MATH&146
Introduction to Stats  
5
PE 275
Diversity in Sports  
5

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  • Tami Absalonson
    Tami Absalonson
    Computer Informat Systems
    A.A.S., Master Electronics Technical Certificate, Spokane Community College; Vocational Teaching Certificate, Eastern Washington University
    Tami.Absalonson@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-8369
  • Scott Dawson
    Scott Dawson
    Computer Informat Systems
    A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; A.A.S., Spokane Community College; B.A., Eastern Washington University
    Scott.Dawson@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-7471
  • Laura Kier
    Laura Kier
    Computer Informat Systems
    B.S., Oregon State University; Additional Studies, Spokane Community College, Spokane Falls Community College, and Oregon State University; Certification, CCNA
    Laura.Kier@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-8446
  • Loni Bentz
    Loni Bentz
    Counselor
    Certification, Spokane Community College; A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., M.S.W., Eastern Washington University
    Loni.Bentz@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-8449

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Scott Dawson

Computer Information Systems
Scott.Dawson@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-7471