2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Computer Information Technology (Networking Security Awards)
Degree Plan: UNIX Administrator/Cloud Computing Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven 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.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 1301 for those who demonstrate current computer literary.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies OR 4
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks (4)
ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System 1 OR 4
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration (4)
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 2437 UNIX Operating System 2 OR 4
ITSC 2425 Advanced Linux OR (4)
ITCC 1440 CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials (4)
ITSC 1442 Shell Programming OR 4
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization (4)
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1458 UNIX System Administration 1 OR 4
ITNW 2471 Server Virtualization: Optimize and Scale OR (4)
ITNW 1492 Special Topics in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (4)
Semester Total 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.