Skills Certificate, Linux Professional Certification Preparation

This is a draft edition of the 2022-2023 catalog. Information is subject to change.

Program Description

Completion Skills Certificate, Linux Professional Certification Preparation program is designed to help prepare students for a variety of industry-recognized Linux certification exams as well as provide practical hands-on skills for the workplace. The program includes the core of Linux classes including Linux operating system basics, system administration, and Network+. These classes will help develop a student's knowledge and skill level in preparation for employment or to improve current professional skills.

This program is not eligible for financial aid. However, it may be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CIT 173 Introduction to Linux 3
 Semester Total3
2nd semester
CIT 174 Linux System Administration 3
 Semester Total3
3rd semester
CIT 112 Network + 3
 Semester Total3
 Total Units9

Skills Certificates provide training for entry level positions or career advancement and are designed to prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams. Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester (Student are unable to declare intent to complete a skills certificate.) Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college
Certificate Requirement
CIT 173Introduction to Linux3
CIT 174Linux System Administration3
CIT 112Network +3
Total Units9

Students completing the certificate will:

  • Obtain competencies for an entry-level Linux professional
  • Be able to configure, maintain and troubleshoot a Linux network.
  • Acquire skills necessary to perform system administrative tasks.