Skills Certificate, Linux Professional Certification Preparation

Completion in the Linux Professional 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 work place. 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.

These courses may not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).


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.

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
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