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.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Degree
- Academic Plan
- Linux Networking Administration (AAS)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are 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.
|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.
|BPC170||A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|Linux Operating System or
Red Hat System Administration I
|First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
|Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG091 or ESL097.||FYC||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts||Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area||See Academic Advisor for recommended courses||HU||3|
|Math||Any approved General Education Math course.||Mathematics||3|
|Linux System Administration or
Red Hat System Administration II
|Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126DL or CIS126RH or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking||Prerequisites: (A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107) and (appropriate reading placement test score or a grade of C or better in RDG095 or RDG100 or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113 or permission of Instructor).||Or equivalent as indicated by assessment||Critical Rdg||3|
|First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
|Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101.||FYC||3|
|MST150++||Microsoft Windows Operating Systems||RC||3|
|CIS239DL||Linux Shell Scripting||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126DL or CIS126RH or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|CIS240DL||Linux Network Administration||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126DL or CIS126RH or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|CNT140AA||Introduction to Networks||RC||4|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area||See Academic Advisor for recommended courses||SB||3|
|CIS271DL||Linux Security||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS240DL or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|Natural Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area||See Academic Advisor for recommended courses||NS||4|
|Introduction to Human Communication or
Interpersonal Communication or
Public Speaking or
Small Group Communication
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.
|Computer Usage and Applications or
Survey of Computer Information Systems
|BPC270||A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS121AH||Microsoft Power/Shell Command Lines Operation||RE||3|
|CIS197||VMware ESXI Server Enterprise||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (CIS126DL or MST150 (any module)) and (CIS190 or MST140), or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS226AL||Internet/Intranet Server Administration-Linux||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126 (any module), or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS250||Management of Information Systems||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105.||RE||3|
|CIS270||Essentials of Network and Information Security||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT150 or any MST150 course, or permission of Instructor.||RE||3|
|CIS290++||Computer Information Systems Internship||Any Computer Information Systems Internship CIS290 module||RE||1–3|
|CIS298AC||Special Projects||Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.||RE||3|
|Introduction to Local Area Networks or
Introduction to Networks or
Microsoft Networking Essentials
|CNT150AA||Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT140AA or permission of Instructor.||RE||4|
|CNT160AA||Scaling Networks||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT150AA, or permission of Instructor.||RE||4|
|CNT170AA||Cisco - Connecting Networks||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT160AA, or permission of Instructor.||RE||4|
|MST150++||Microsoft Windows||Any Microsoft Windows MST150 module||RE||3|
|MST155++||Microsoft Window||Any Microsoft Windows MST155 module||RE||4|
|MST157++||Microsoft Windows||Any Microsoft Windows MST157 module||RE||4|
|MST158++||Microsoft Windows||Any Microsoft Windows MST158 module||RE||4|
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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.
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 Associate in Applied Science in Linux Networking Administration (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=106604).
* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.