Certificate of Completion in Linux Associate

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Linux Associate

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology


This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Students who pursue this Certificate of Completion (CCL) should have a basic level of computer literacy including navigating the internet and computer systems or take CIS105 as indicated in the required courses. Students with the requisite skills may have the CIS105 requirement waived by permission of the Program Director.

All courses within the Required areas are not applicable if taken more than five (5) years prior to the completion of the program. Consult with an academic advisor or program director for exceptions.

This program replaces: CCL/5219 Linux Associate

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Linux Associate program is designed to help prepare students for employment or to improve current professional skills. The program includes Linux operating system basics and management including sophisticated manipulation of file structures, backup systems, printing processes, troubleshooting, user account management, hard disk maintenance and configuration, process monitoring and prioritizing, kernel customization, and system resource control. This program helps prepare students for the Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC-1) and CompTIA Linux + certification exams. Students who complete this program may seek employment in a variety of environments. Students can also pursue additional Certificates of Completion (CCLs) in a variety of specializations within the information technology field to deepen their knowledge and skills and to help prepare them for multiple industry certification examinations. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network and Systems Administration is also available.

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to install Linux.
  2. Create, manage, and delete user accounts, groups and permissions.
  3. Apply troubleshooting techniques to prevent and address system issues.
  4. Monitor system functions and security through the use of a variety of system tools and logs.
  5. Install and maintain software packages.
  6. Describe and navigate the Linux file system hierarchy.
  7. Create partitions and file systems, and manipulate access to them.
  8. Demonstrate configuration and troubleshooting of Linux networking, including network protocols, client and server systems.
  9. Configure and troubleshoot Linux security, including permissions, access control lists (ACLs), and firewalls.
  10. Create and maintain shell scripts.

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of program director (0)0-3
CIS126DLLinux Operating System3
CIS238DLLinux System Administration3

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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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Major: 5046N
First Term: 2020 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 6-9
CIPS code: 11.1001
SOC codes: 15-1121.00, 15-1152.00, 15-1122.00, 15-1142.00
Initiating College:
Program Availability: - CG, EM, GW, GC, MC, PV, PC, SC, SM
Occupational Area: Information Technology
Instructional Council:
Last Updated: 02/26/2020