Linux Networking Administration (AAS)

Program Information

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Linux Networking Administration program is designed to help to 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 a core of Linux classes including Linux Operating System Basics, System Administration, Network Administration and Network Security. These classes will help develop a student's knowledge and skill level in preparation for employment or to improve current professional skills.

Program Notes

You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

A total of 14 credits of RE (Restricted Elective) courses are required for this degree.  Some RE options have additional prerequisites that are not part of the degree requirements nor included in its total credits.  Consult with an Academic Advisor or the Program Director for guidance with RE selection and sequencing.

This program contains has the following two embedded certificates (CCLs) that you can receive before you finish your degree: Linux Professional and Linux Networking Administration.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 15 Credits Grade Sem/Year

CIS105 will count towards RE requirement, and it is a prerequisite for required courses in later terms.  If the Program Director waives this prerequisite because of your skills, you should select an alternate RE course from the list below.

ENG 101 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 107 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
MA ANY Any approved general education course from the Mathematics area.

(3 credits)

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HU ANY Any approved General Education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area. 3    
CIS 105 Survey Computer Info Systems

(counts as an RE)

OR

3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

(If CIS105 has been waived, select any other three (3) credits from the list of other RE options below)

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CIS 126DL LINUX Operating System 3    
Semester II 12-18 Credits Grade Sem/Year

If you test exempt from CRE101, plan to take an RE course this semester to distribute credits between semesters more evenly.

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of the semester to apply for your certificate (CCL) in Linux Professional.

CRE 101 College Critical Reading OR

Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0-3 credits)

(see Semester II notes)

3    
SB ANY Any approved General Education course from the Social Behavioral Sciences area. 3    
BPC 170 Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level I 3    
CIS 238DL LINUX System Administration 3    
CIS 240DL LINUX Network Administration 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

(Select 0-3 credits of RE courses from list of options below)

(If you wish to complete the Linux Professional CCL this semester, you will need to take 3 RE credits now)

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Semester III 12-18 Credits Grade Sem/Year
ENG 102 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 108 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
CNT 140AA Introduction to Networks OR 4    
MST 140 Microsoft Networking Essentials OR

CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks (3 credits)

(CIS190 is not offered at GCC, but may be available at another MCCCD college)

3    
CIS 239DL LINUX Shell Scripting 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

(Select 3-8 credits of RE courses from list of options below)

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Semester IV 16-17 Credits Grade Sem/Year

A total of 14 credits of RE courses are required for this program. The number of REs you need to take this semester will depend on the RE credits you completed in prior terms.

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of the semester to apply for both your certificate (CCL) and degree (AAS) in Linux Networking Administration.

COM 100 Introduction to Human Communication OR 3    
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication OR 3    
COM 225 Public Speaking OR 3    
COM 230 Small Group Communication 3    
NS ANY Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences area. 4    
MST 150EI Configuring Windows 8 OR 3    
MST 150SV Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration OR

Any Microsoft Windows (MST150++) course

3    
CIS 271DL LINUX Security 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

(Select 3-6 credits of RE courses from list of options below)

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Restricted Electives 14 Credits Grade Sem/Year

Fourteen (14) RE course credits are required for this program. RE courses selected must be different from the required courses specified in the semester-by-semester sequence above. Consult the Program Director for guidance as to which REs are the best options for your interests and goals.

RE course offerings available at GCC are listed below.

BPC 110 Computer Usage & Applications OR 3    
CIS 105 Survey Computer Info Systems 3    
CIS 250 Management Information Systems 3    
CIS 270 Essentials of Network and Information Security 3    
CNT 140AA Introduction to Networks OR 4    
MST 140 Microsoft Networking Essentials OR

CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks

(CIS190 is not offered at GCC, but may be available at other MCCCD colleges)

3    
CNT 150AA Cisco - Routing and Switching Essentials 4    
CNT 160AA Scaling Networks 4    
CNT 170AA Cisco - Connecting Networks 4    
MST 150EI Configuring Windows 8 OR 3    
MST 150SV Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration OR

Any Microsoft Windows (MST150++) course

3    
MST 155DA Windows Server Network Infrastructure Configuration OR

MST155 Implementing Windows Network Infrastructure

(MST155 is not offered at GCC, but may be available at another MCCCD college)

4    
MST 157DA Active Directory Windows Server Configuration OR

MST157 Implementing Windows Director Services

(MST157 is not offered at GCC, but may be available at another MCCCD colleges)

4    
MST 158DA Windows Server Administration 4    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

See the Program Director to discuss internship and/or special project possibilities.

  • CIS290++ Computer Information Systems Internship
    (80 hours of work experience required per credit) (1-3 credits)
  • CIS298AC Special Projects (3 credits)

 

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