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. 
Open enrollment occurs at the beginning of each semester (fall, spring) on a first-come, first-serve 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 who 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.

Getting started is easy!

If you have never been an SCC student, you must complete an Application for Admissions and the Class Add/Drop form. Current students may register online. There are no prerequisites to get started with CPC 170: CCNA1.

You may pick and choose specific class sequences as you work towards certifications without working on earning a degree. However, if you plan to earn a degree, please visit an academic counselor early in your training. All classes are for college credit and may be applied toward a degree program if you wish.

For more information, contact Mike Fuszner at mfuszner@stchas.edu 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-serve basis. It is suggested that you register as soon as registration opens up each semester. Spring registration begins in late October; summer and fall registration begin in early April.

Sufficient enrollment is required to run a class. Classes meet once or twice per week. Classes are lab-intensive.

Students should plan on three hours per week in class and several hours outside of class reviewing the curriculum and completing any labs not finished within class.

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Mike Fuszner

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