St. Charles Community College's Intro to UNIX/Linux class (CPC 180) is an introduction to using UNIX or Linux in a networking environment. The UNIX/Linux Administration class (CPC 260) includes supporting UNIX/Linux servers, and UNIX/Linux network administration. Both consist of a combination of lectures, demonstrations, discussions and hands-on labs. Training is comprised of one three-hour class per week for one semester. Evening classes meet from 5:30-10 p.m. one evening per week.
Open enrollment occurs at the beginning of each semester (fall, spring) on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no prerequisites for CPC 180. You must complete CPC 180 before taking CPC 260.
These classes are highly recommended for anyone wishing to learn more about the UNIX/Linux operating system, and for those that need to support a UNIX/Linux server in a network environment. In addition to books, students are required to purchase an external USB powered portable hard drive.
If you have never been an SCC student, you must complete an Application for Admissions and the Class Add/Drop form. Current SCC students may register online. There are no prerequisites to getting started with CPC 180.
You may pick and choose specific class sequences as you work towards certifications. However, if you plan to earn a degree, visit with an academic counselor early in your training.
If you have further questions, contact Mike Fuszner via e-mail at email@example.com to set up a time to meet. You'll have a chance to talk about your background, experience, goals, take a brief tour and prepare to sign-up for classes if the program fits your educational needs.
Some classes fill up quickly. Students register on a first-come, first-served basis. It is suggested that you register as soon as registration opens up each semester. Spring registration usually begins in late October; fall and summer registration usually begin in early April.
Sufficient enrollment is required to run a class. Classes meet once or twice per week. Evening classes usually meet from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Classes are lab-intensive.
Students should plan on five hours per week in class, and several hours outside of class reviewing the curriculum and completing any labs not finished within class.
The job market is strong for IT workers, according to the Department of Labor. Employment opportunities are expected to increase much faster than the average. See the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: