• facebook
  • youtube
  • Canvas sm
  • mymacc
  • applynow

Systems Administration Certificate of Specialization

Academic Map

System Administrators keep information systems running. The demand for highly skilled IT professionals knowledgeable of system administration is essential to doing business in today's world. The Certificate of Specialization in System Administration offers a path to this exciting career focus through course work in Windows Server management, Linux Administration I and II, and Network Security. Completion of this certificate may allow a student to gain employment and work part-time in an IT setting while continuing either the Computer Information Technology 32 credit hour certificate or AAS degree.

Gainful Employment Disclosure


Course Required Courses
Hours Milestone*
 CIT106  IT Essentials 3  
 CIT150  Linux Administration I 3  
 CIT238  ^Windows Server Management I 3  
 CIT239  ^Windows Server Management II 3  
 CIT250  ^Linux Administration II 3  
 CIT255  ^Cyber Security 3  
  Total Hours for Certificate of Specialization 18  


*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the certificate of specialization in a timely manner. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).