Linux Administrator

Career Certificate

Solve real problems, build a great career

Harness this powerful operating system

Learn to configure, monitor and support systems running Linux. These range from servers and mainframes to netbooks, smart phones and highly specialized devices. You gain a working knowledge of Linux kernel modules, server side, command line, device management, networking and firewalls.

As you learn to solve real-world problems in a variety of Linux environments, you are building a career that is:

  • always in demand
  • filled with diverse challenges
  • capable of paying you well
  • flexible

What can you do with a Linux Administrator Certificate?

This certificate prepares you to work in Network Administration, Cybersecurity, IT or related fields.

You can take certification exams for Linux+ after you earn the certificate.

Expand your skillset with stackable certificates

The six college credits you earn with your certificate in Linux administration can all apply to an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) (63-65 credits). This certificate can also be earned along the way as you complete your A.A.S. with the specialty option of Network Administration and Cybersecurity. That’s one way to stack this certificate toward another credential.

You can also earn a second certificate, upgrading or expanding your skillset. Choose a certificate combination that matches your interests and career goals. Choose from these other certificates:


  • 100% Online

    Can be completed 100% online.
  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 4 Months

    Full-time students finish in 4 months.

Career Outlook

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CIT 132 3
    CIT 139 3
    • Course Code CIT 132
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CIT 139
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours


*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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