Certificate of Completion in Linux Associate

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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Linux Associate program is designed to help 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. Objectives for a variety of industry certifications are encompassed within course and program objectives.
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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Linux Associate (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5219
Total Credits Required
24
Catalog Year
2018-2019

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Computer Network Architects $99,240
Computer Network Support Specialists $57,300
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
CIS126DL or
CIS126RH
Linux Operating System or Red Hat System Administration I RC 3
Restricted Elective RE 12

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
9
CIS238DL Linux System Administration RC 3
CIS271DL Linux Security RC 3
CIS240DL Linux Network Administration RC 3

Program Electives

Select 12 credits from the following courses to meet the Restricted Electives requirement.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC170 A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support RE 3
BPC270 A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support RE 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems RE 3
CIS121AH Microsoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations RE 3
CIS197 VMware ESXI Server Enterprise RE 3
CIS226AL Internet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux RE 3
CIS239DL Linux Shell Scripting RE 3
CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security RE 3
CIS275DL Linux Capstone RE 3
CIS280 Current Topics In Computing RE 3
CIS290++ Computer Information Systems Internship Any Computer Information Systems Internship, CIS290 module RE 3–4
CIS190 or
CNT140AA or
MST140
Introduction to Local Area Networks or Introduction to Networks or Microsoft Networking Essentials RE 3–4
CNT150AA Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials RE 4
MST150++ Microsoft Windows Any Microsoft Windows MST150 module RE 3
MST155++ Implementing Windows Network Infrastructure Any Microsoft Windows MST155 module RE 3

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HU = 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

Disclaimer

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

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.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Linux Associate (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=106598).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.