Associate in Applied Science in Linux Networking Administration

Networking & Security

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Linux Networking Administration

Academic Plan Code

3013

Credits

60–64

Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Linux Networking Administration program is designed to help to prepare students for a variety of industry recognized Linux certification exams as well as provide practical hands-on skills for the work place. The program includes a core of Linux classes including Linux Operating System Basics, System Administration, Network Administration and Network Security. These classes will help develop a student's knowledge and skill level in preparation for employment or to improve current professional skills.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
15
RC BPC170 A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support 3
RC CIS126DL or
CIS126RH
Linux Operating System or
Red Hat System Administration I
3
FYC ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3
HU Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area See Academic Advisor for recommended courses 3
Mathematics Math Any approved General Education Math course. 3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
16
RC CIS238DL or
CIS238RH
Linux System Administration or
Red Hat System Administration II
3
Critical Rdg CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Or equivalent as indicated by assessment 3
FYC ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3
RE Restricted Elective 4
RC MST150++ Microsoft Windows Operating Systems 3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
17
RC CIS239DL Linux Shell Scripting 3
RC CIS240DL Linux Network Administration 3
RC CNT140AA Introduction to Networks 4
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area See Academic Advisor for recommended courses 3
RE Restricted Elective 4

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
15-16
RC CIS271DL Linux Security 3
NS Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area See Academic Advisor for recommended courses 4
Oral Comm COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication or
Public Speaking or
Small Group Communication
3
RE Restricted Elective 5–6

Program Electives

Select 14 credits from the following courses to meet the Restricted Elective requirement.

Selected courses will not apply in both the Required Course and Restricted Elective area.

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RE BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or
Survey of Computer Information Systems
3
RE BPC270 A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support 3
RE CIS121AH Microsoft Power/Shell Command Lines Operation 3
RE CIS197 VMware ESXI Server Enterprise 3
RE CIS226AL Internet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux 3
RE CIS250 Management of Information Systems 3
RE CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security 3
RE CIS275DL Linux Capstone 3
RE CIS296WC Cooperative Education 3
RE CIS290++ Computer Information Systems Internship Any Computer Information Systems Internship CIS290 module 1–3
RE CIS298AC Special Projects 3
RE CIS190 or
CNT140AA or
MST140
Introduction to Local Area Networks or
Introduction to Networks or
Microsoft Networking Essentials
3–4
RE CNT150AA Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials 4
RE CNT160AA Scaling Networks 4
RE CNT170AA Cisco - Connecting Networks 4
RE MST150++ Microsoft Windows Any Microsoft Windows MST150 module 3
RE MST155++ Microsoft Window Any Microsoft Windows MST155 module 4
RE MST157++ Microsoft Windows Any Microsoft Windows MST157 module 4
RE MST158++ Microsoft Windows Any Microsoft Windows MST158 module 4

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Disclaimer

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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