Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Systems Administration

The Online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program prepares students with hands-on applications for administration, design, and implementation of secure computer networks. Centering studies on best practice administration across Microsoft, Open Source and CISCO products will guide students in administering computer environments that are scalable, secure and available. Tiffin University students will implement these products with a security based approach and build countermeasures for defending services.

Students who select this degree of study will find that hands-on application of classes will enable them to embrace the concepts studied in lecture format and apply those concepts in a laboratory setting. The program is designed for students who are pursuing employment in the technology field in careers such as: Systems Administration, Network Administration, Database Administration, Security Management, and Director of IT.

Unlike many other universities who offer similar programs, Tiffin University’s courses are centered on industry certification exams. This means that each IT course that you take within this degree is focused on the information needed to prepare students for completion of specific industry certifications such as: CompTIA Security+, Microsoft MCSE, and Cisco CCNA to name a few. In fact, upon completion of this degree students will have successfully completed a minimum of one industry certification exam.

Did you know?

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2010 and 2020, output in computer systems design and related services is expected to grow at an average annual rate of 6.1 percent, compared with 3.6 percent for the broad industry category.
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for information security analysts was $86,170 in May, 2012.

Potential Career Opportunities in Information Technology:

  • Help Desk Technician
  • PC Repair Technician
  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Linux Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Disaster Recovery & Storage Administrator

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All Tiffin University students in the Online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program fulfill their academic requirements for graduation by completing courses in the following areas.

  • Knowledge Skills Core (16 credit hours)
  • General Education Core (33 credit hours)
  • Information Technology Major (27 credit hours)
  • Systems Administration Concentration (21 credit hours)
  • Open Electives (24 credit hours)
  • Total Semester Hours for the Degree (121 credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Credit Hour
Information Technology Curriculum
*CIS201 Programming 3
CIS315 Database Design and Applications I 3
CIT320 Computer Architecture and Diagnostics 3
CIT344 Information Security 3
*CIT361 Network Management and Administration 3
*ITS106 Introduction to Information Science (w) 3
*ITS120 Current Trends in Virtual Computing 3
*ITS215 Open Source Computing 3
ITS345 Computer Law and Ethics 3
Concentration in Systems Administration (21 hours)
CIT362 Telecommunications and Networking 3
*CIS412 Project Management 3
ITS370 Server Administration 3
*ITS375 Open Source Security (w) 3
*ITS430 Enterprise Administration 3
ITS465 Wide Area Networking and Switching 3
*ITS495 Capstone Project 3


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Online classes are all offered in seven (7) week terms starting in January, March, May, July, August, and October.

  • Accreditations: The Higher Learning Commission