Sep 30, 2023  
2020-2021 SLCC General Catalog 

Linux System Administration: CP (CTE)

Certificate of Proficiency | 16 credits minimum

Computer Sciences and Information Systems Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
BB 114
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-5150
Program Website
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Program Faculty
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Program Description
A study of the Linux operating system, including desktop, server and enterprise environments. Including terminal emulation, use of system editors, basic Linux command, writing script files and introductory system management concepts.

Career Opportunities
The use of Linux is growing and increasing market share within the IT community. The future IT person will have to be aware if not familiar with Linux in a business environment.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:

Note: This Certificate of Proficiency is not eligible for financial aid. However, courses within the certificate may be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program such as an AS or AAS degree. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine course and program eligibility.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy

Become aware of Linux as a Desktop and Server option.


Create user accounts with appropriate permissions for specific roles/types of users.


Remotely access their PC through desktop sharing and remote file access.


Analyze a set of hardware requirements for OS solutions.

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Recognize the ethical considerations of utilizing technology in business.


Elective Courses (7 Credits Minimum)

For elective credit, a student may choose any course in the CSIS Department, or any course from any department in the School of Business or the Visual Art and Design Department.