2023-2024 Catalog 
    May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Computer Systems Administration (BS)

Vision Statement

The UMFK Computer Systems Administration Program is a trusted and recognized educational hub that develops graduates who have a clear and deep understanding of the design, development, implementation, maintenance, and use of computer and information-related applications and technologies. It prepares computer practitioners capable of making significant contributions to the betterment of humankind and society.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the UMFK Computer Systems Administration Program to educate and mentor its students to become responsible, knowledgeable, and skilled computer practitioners capable of performing tasks common to the fields of computer science/information technology. The program instills the necessary and fundamental tenets that comprise these fields and fosters good critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills while ensuring students are cognizant of the ethical dimensions of their actions and impact on society. Additionally, the program prepares students to further their education at the graduate level and as life-long learners.

Program Description/Goals

The UMFK Computer Systems Administration Program is designed to prepare students to obtain employment in computer technology fields dependent upon their chosen area of concentration or as a course of study leading to graduate studies in computer science, computer information systems, management information systems, or information security.

Student Learning Outcomes

The students will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot hardware, software, and security issues and outages
  • Install and configure hardware, software, and virtualization
  • Setup and manage user accounts, groups, and backups
  • Managing, maintaining, and upgrading network and database servers for security, privacy, and compliance
  • Monitoring all traffic and connection for security risks
  • Explain technical concepts to inexperienced users
  • Create and maintain technical documentation, manuals, and IT policies
  • Create scripts and programs in multiple programming languages for automation and other administrative purposes
  • Navigate and administer various operating systems and platforms

Students in the Computer Systems Administration (BS) are eligible for participation in the 4 + 1 Bachelor - MBA, Accelerated Pathway (MaineMBA)  

Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Administration, graduates must:

Total: 51-60 credits

Required: HUM 102/103

  • First-time students will be enrolled in HUM 102.  Based on the number of credits transferred into UMFK, a transfer student will enroll in either Hum 102 and Hum 103.  Your advisor will assist you in determining which course to be enrolled in.
  • A minimum of a C grade is required to be considered a passing grade.
  • Transfer or readmittance students with 60 or more credits are exempt from completing this course.

Self-design Concentration

  • Minumum of 18 credits
    • Each student will select an area of interest around which a specialization known as the Specialized Area of Study will be developed with the approval of their faculty academic advisor and recorded on the student’s transcript.
    • The Specialized Area of Study consists of a minimum of 18 credits.

Techniques for Assessment

Students are required to complete a Computer Portfolio, in addition to those courses defined within the program. Students construct a portfolio from the Capstone Projects completed as part of the COS course requirements portion of their program. The portfolio is intended to enable assessment of those learning outcomes that are best assessed in an integrative fashion, spanning all of the student’s course work and therefore reflects overall academic growth.