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Degree Plans - Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards) - UNIX Administrator Certificate (Archived)

This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010.
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(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven and North Lake only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.UNIXADMIN.11

This certificate option prepares the student to be a UNIX system administrator. Students will learn basic and advanced hands-on skills associated with the UNIX user interface environment, file system structure, account setup and maintenance, system security, shell scripting, and other general tasks associated with day-to-day UNIX management operations in both standalone and networked systems. Multiple versions of UNIX such as Solaris and/or Linux may be presented to better enable student success in varying commercial environments.

Course(s) may be substituted for ITSC 1401, BCIS 1405, or COSC 1401 for those who demonstrate current computer literary.



ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications OR (4)
COSC 1401 Microcomputer Concepts and Applications (4)
ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 4


ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System I 4


ITSC 2437 UNIX Operating System II 4
ITSC 1442 Shell Programming 4


ITSC 1458 UNIX System Administration I OR 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration (4)
Minimum Hours Required 28

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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