Associate in Applied Science in Linux Networking Administration

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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 Degree
Academic Plan
Linux Networking Administration (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3013
Total Credits Required
60–64
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
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. Mathematics 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
16
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 Critical Rdg 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
Restricted Elective RE 4
MST150++ Microsoft Windows Operating Systems RC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
17
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 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15-16
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 Oral Comm 3
Restricted Elective RE 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.

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 Power/Shell Command Lines Operation 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++ Computer Information Systems Internship Any Computer Information Systems Internship CIS290 module RE 1–3
CIS298AC Special Projects RE 3
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
CNT160AA Scaling Networks RE 4
CNT170AA Cisco - Connecting Networks 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
  • 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 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.