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2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards)
Degree Plan: LINUX System Administrator Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Richland campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: C1.CIT.LINUX.ADMIN

This certificate is designed to provide a basic understanding of the duties associated with a LINUX System Administrator. Students must complete the following courses in sequence: ITSC 1416, ITSC 2425 or ITSC 1458, ITNW 1413 or ITSC 1447.

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of terminology and operating systems used with computers as obtained in ITSC 1401, BCIS 1405, or COSC 1301 or equivalent experiences approved by designated Information Technology personnel.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1425 Personal Computer Hardware 4
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies OR 4
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks (4)
Prerequisities Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration 4
ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 2425 Advanced Linux OR 4
ITSC 1458 UNIX System Administration 1 (4)
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization OR 4
ITSC 1447 UNIX System Administration 2 (4)
Semester Total 8
Minimum Hours Required 24

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.