2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards)
Degree Plan: UNIX Administrator/Cloud Computing Certificate

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(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven 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.CLOUD.9/14

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.



ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies OR 4
ITCC 1477 Cisco 1 - Introduction to Networks (4)
ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System I OR 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration (4)


ITSC 2437 UNIX Operating System II OR 4
ITSC 2425 Advanced Linux OR (4)
ITCC 1478 Cisco 2 - Routing and Switching Essentials (4)
ITSC 1442 Shell Programming OR 4
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization (4)


ITSC 1458 UNIX System Administration I OR 4
ITNW 2471 Server Virtualization: Optimize and Scale OR (4)
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (4)
Minimum Hours Required 20

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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