Certificate of Completion in Microsoft System Administration

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems Critical course OR May be waived by permission of the Program Director CS 0–3
MST150++ Any Microsoft Windows course Gateway course Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS121AH Microsoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 3
MST155DC Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MST157DC Networking with Windows Server Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MST158DC Identity Management with Windows Server 2016 Students may be able to accelerate their learning by taking 8-week courses 4

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.