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College of Computer & Information Technology

Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

Linux System Administrator


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Leadership Information

Therezita Ortiz

Dr. James Stewart
Dean of Technology

Program Summary

This certificate program is designed to produce certified Linux administrators and engineers. Students will learn skills and perform tasks required to administer Linux networked servers. These skills include the design, implementation, networking, managing, maintaining, providing services, providing applications, and security of a Linux-based network environment.

Upon completion of the specified courses, students will be prepared to take industry certification, and upon successful completion of all coursework, students will be awarded a college certificate for this program. These courses will apply toward the AS degree in Computer Networking.

Some courses may require a prerequisite that must be met by the student.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

0511100122: UNIX Linux System Administrator

Federal CIP Code

11.1001: Network and System Administration/Administrator.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Linux System Administrator
  • Linux End-user Specialist
  • Linux Support Specialist
  • Linux System Manager
  • Linux Application Developer

Complete 21 credits - Grade of "C" or better required

Computer Repair Essentials
Computer Support Technician
Local Area Network Concepts
Configuring and Administering MS Windows Client
Fundamentals of the Linux/Unix Operating Environment
Linux System Administration I
Linux System Administration II
Total Credits