About Linux Administration

The Linux Operating System is a common backbone in the tech industry.

Become fluent in the ways of Linux so you can manage an organization's servers and assist those who depend on them!

Explore Potential Careers

Studying Linux Administration can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Linux Administrator
  • Systems Analyst

Program Options 

Click on the certificate below to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course map provided is just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units
CS 160A (first half of semester) Intro to Unix/Linux 2
CS 160B (second half of semester) Unix/Linux Shell Scripting 2

Total Units: 4 

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units
CS 260A Linux System Administration 4

Total Units: 4 

Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities. 

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.