2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science - UNIX/LINUX Fundamentals Certificate of Completion

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Program Description The UNIX/Linux Fundamentals Certificate of Completion is designed for students aspiring to gain fundamental understanding of the Linux and UNIX operating systems, their common utilities, and shell programming. The program offers the chance to install, utilize, and do basic administration of a Linux system. This certificate of completion requires successful completion of a minimum of 15 credits as outlined.

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Program Requirements (15 credits)


  1. Utilize UNIX utilities to manipulate files and perform system tasks.
  2. Test and maintain software installations in the Linux/UNIX environment.

Program Notes

The program code for this certificate is COPULC01. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

The advisors for the program are:

  • Niko Culevski | nculevsk@edmonds.edu
  • Tim Hunt | thunt@edmonds.edu
  • Allison Obourn | allison.obourn@edmonds.edu

Department website: Computer Science | edmonds.edu/cs

Certificate of Completion General Information

This certificate of completion (COC) is awarded upon completion of the required number of courses. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or S grades in all college level courses in order to earn this COC. Certain certificates may require a higher cumulative grade point average as dictated by industry standards. All credits for this COC must be earned at Edmonds College.

Certificates of completion (COCs) are not eligible for financial aid; however, some COCs may be eligible for veteran’s benefits. If you are interested in this COC, please talk to your faculty advisor or an academic advisor in student services.

Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning; and
  • Communicate with an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources

Internal Coding

TC - 15
CIP - 110201
Last revised - 2022/03/15

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