Program Description

The certificate program in Networking and Linux is 15 credit hours in length, and prepares students for an industry credentialing exam. This is a stackable certificate that helps students achieve a milestone along the way to a full Information Technology certificate and associate’s degree. (Short-Term Certificate)

Career and Educational Advancement Opportunities

This certificate prepares students for a career in networked-enterprise technology businesses. 

On completion students will be prepared for Cisco’s CCNA and RedHat’s RHCT certification exams.

Contact and Advising Information

Information about the Networking and Linux Certificate is available from the Advisement Center at 505.925.8560 or at, or the Business and Industrial Technologies Division at 505.925.8711.

Course Prerequisites

Students must meet prerequisites by achievement of minimum placement scores on the ACCUPLACER or ACT or through completion of course work.


Courses: ENGL 100 and FYEX 1110 or equivalent – or place into ENGL 1110 (ACCUPLACER/ACT minimum score of 263+/19+)


Networking and Linux Certificate Requirements

The following are the course requirements for completion of the Certificate in Networking and Linux. Students should see an advisor to customize their educational plans.

Degree Requirements

Networking and Linux Certificate Requirements (15 credits)
IT 125 (Microcomputer Operating Systems)3
IT 230 (Computer Networking) 4
IT 293 (Topics II/Cisco Concentration) 4
IT 293 (Topics II/RedHat Concentration) 4
Total required (15)