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Associate of Applied Science

Linux / Unix Systems Technology

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My experience with the Baker graduate, having employed quite a few of them, is that they take what they learn and apply it. They’re hard working.
Larry Ramos Multimedia Foundry

Linux and Unix Systems have long been the foundation of the Internet and services like the World Wide Web, and today, one of the fastest employment growth areas is in Linux and Unix Systems Technology and Internet service administration.

In this program, you will:

  • Understand open systems standards and technologies associated with Linux and Unix platforms.
  • Study shell programming and Linux/Unix System Administration in depth.
  • Be introduced to operating system concepts, hardware, and programming.
  • Learn the essentials of networking.

This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.

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Career Facts

  • The average annual wage for Network Technicians is $67,800.
  • Employment for Computer Programmers is expected to increase by about 27 percent through 2016, which is much faster than average.
  • Troubleshooting and providing assistance are an important part of the job and require good problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Certifications and practical experience are essential, especially for people without degrees. The best job prospects are for college graduates with relevant skills and experience.
  • Keeping up with the latest technology is critical in this field and important for advancement.
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