Linux Administrator Certificate

CIP Code


This certificate is designed to upgrade an entry-level computer support professional’s skill to begin a career as a Linux administrator in an enterprise environment. A Linux Administrator performs a wide range of planning, configuration, and support tasks required to administer Linux client and server operating systems. Students will complete NOS 140 and NOS 155 (Linux I and Linux II) in a hybrid learning environment. Students will typically spend three or more hours outside the classroom doing online learning for every hour spent in the classroom. They should budget at least 10 hours per week for homework. The courses’ learning objectives support the CompTIA Linux+ exam, though this is not a certification preparation program

Courses in this certificate transfer towards the Network Operations & Security AAT or AAS-T degree program.

Program Length

This program is approximately two-quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Completion Requirements


Students should have some basic computer knowledge.

Program Course List

NOS 140Linux I


NOS 155Linux II


Total Credit Hours:8