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System Administration

Bachelor's Degree
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Manage corporate resources and infrastructure with cutting-edge innovation.
While many companies still store their technical resources on-site, an ever-increasing number of corporate assets are making the transition to cloud hosting. As a result, the demand for employees skilled in implementing and maintaining web-based services has grown exponentially.

Discover the thrill of configuring and securing infrastructure, troubleshooting real-world issues, and implementing web services to meet the soaring demands of today's businesses. You'll graduate prepared with the expertise to earn several IT industry certifications, giving you a leg up in your chosen field.

Job Outlook

  • Market Snapshot:

    19,800 job openings for network and computer systems administrators are projected each year through 2032.

  • Ranked #10

    Computer Systems Admin makes Top 10 in U.S. News' Best Technology Jobs of 2024, with above average opportunities for advancements and salary.

    (U.S. News)
  • $90,520

    2022 median annual wage for Network and Computer Systems Administrators.

Program Overview

Ignite Your Future in Tech.

As a student at Ensign College, you’ll be prepared to work in any corporate IT department. While specializing in the broader area of systems administration and cloud infrastructure, you will build strong foundational IT skills and knowledge.

Our program kicks off with three certificates — Technical Support, IT, and System Administration — that will build your degree into a bachelor’s, blending theory with hands-on experience to sculpt your skills. This degree program will teach you how to develop and implement corporate resources such as Active Directory Domain Services, Linux Services, Web Services, and Database Services utilizing on-premises and cloud environment infrastructures. Upon completion, you will have had the opportunity to earn several IT industry certifications that can be added to your resume and will be able to demonstrate hands-on configuration and virtual infrastructure experiences.

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System Administration is available only as a bachelor’s degree program.

System Administrator

As a System Administrator, you'll be the architect of technological landscapes, ensuring networks run efficiently and securely. Your everyday activities will include troubleshooting, software installations, and data backup, as you become the guardian of digital infrastructures. The thrill lies in solving complex challenges and maintaining a robust IT ecosystem, which is pivotal for businesses to thrive. Help companies shape the future of technology and enjoy new opportunities daily to innovate and safeguard the backbone of digital excellence. Average salary in the US as of May 2022: $90,520. ( BLS )

Computer and Information Systems Manager

As a Computer and Information Systems Manager, you'll navigate the intersection of business and technology, shaping strategies that propel organizations forward. You’ll get to know all about project planning, resource allocation, team leadership, and steering the ship of digital innovation. Your role is pivotal in aligning technology with business goals, ensuring a competitive edge. Average salary in the US as of May 2022: $164,070. ( BLS )

Database Administrator

As a Database Administrator, you’ll become the steward of data, designing and maintaining databases that power organizations. Get involved with the intricacies of data architecture, optimization, and security protocols. Your role involves ensuring effective data access, integrity, and recovery, making you an essential piece in companies’ decision-making processes. The excitement of this field of work lies in sculpting efficient, scalable databases that drive innovation. Average salary in the US as of May 2022: $112,120. ( BLS )

A degree in System Administration at Ensign College will teach you to manage computer systems seamlessly, from conception to functionality. Upper-division courses emphasize leadership, mentorship, and collaborative problem-solving. When you graduate, you’ll be equipped with an outstanding portfolio to showcase the technical expertise and essential soft skills you will have acquired.

When you graduate, you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate job skills associated with the introductory, intermediate, and advanced certificates (Technical Support Engineer, IT Professional, System Administration)  
  • Achieve the outcomes associated with general education, which include the ability to demonstrate proficiency in written and verbal communication, problem-solving, and college and career readiness from a global perspective
  • Integrate knowledge and skills, including College-Wide Capabilities, from a global perspective and across disciplines of study   
  • Demonstrate career readiness through the successful completion of an experiential learning experience and reflection on professional preparation

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    You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently, and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.

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