Associate in Applied Science in Linux Networking Administration

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Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology

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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Linux Networking Administration (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3013
Total Credits Required
60-64
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Linux Networking Administration program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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 may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC170 A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support RC 3
CIS126DL or
CIS126RH
Linux Operating System or Red Hat System Administration I RC 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 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. MA 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS238DL or
CIS238RH
Linux System Administration or Red Hat System Administration II RC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Or equivalent as indicated by assessment CR 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
Restricted Elective RE
MST150++ RC

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS239DL Linux Shell Scripting RC 3
CIS240DL Linux Network Administration 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
Restricted Elective RE

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS271DL Linux Security RC 3
Natural Sciences Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area See Academic Advisor for recommended courses NS 4
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication COM 3
Restricted Elective RE

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.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC110 or
CIS105
Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems RE 3
BPC270 A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support 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
CIS250 Management of Information Systems RE 3
CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security RE 3
CIS275DL Linux Capstone RE 3
CIS296WC Cooperative Education RE 3
CIS290++ Any Computer Information Systems Internship CIS290 module RE
CIS298AC Special Projects RE 3
CIS190 or
CNT140AA or
MST140
Introduction to Networking or Introduction to Networks or Microsoft Networking Essentials RE 3–4
CNT150AA Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials RE 4
CNT160AA Scaling Networks RE 4
CNT170AA Cisco - Connecting Networks RE 4
MST150++ Any Microsoft Windows MST150 module RE
MST155++ Any Microsoft Windows MST155 module RE
MST157++ Any Microsoft Windows MST157 module RE
MST158++ Any Microsoft Windows MST158 module RE

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Disclaimer

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

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

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).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019