TCC Provides New Path to Well-Paying IT Career

Northeast Campus launches Red Hat Certified System Administrator program; classes begin August 30
FORT WORTH, Texas (Aug. 16, 2016) – Tarrant County College Northeast Campus is now certified to provide training for an in-demand information technology operating system – creating a new pathway into a well-paying career. TCC is the first two-year or four-year academic institution in Texas approved to prepare students for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator certification exam. Classes start this month, with enrollment open through Aug. 22.
The program consists of Red Hat System Administrator I and Administrator II skill sets, both offered at TCC as a single course. Students will gain the expertise to work with the Red Hat Enterprise
Linux operating system – which supports commercial server operations, web hosting and cloud operations. After passing the qualification exam, students will receive the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) credential.
“This is a great opportunity for students to quickly master the knowledge and skills they need for a growing field,” said Ken Moak, associate professor and department chair for Computer Science and Computer Information Technology at Northeast Campus. “TCC offers affordable training with qualified instructors, and salaries for Linux administrators can reach $70,000 or more.”
Prior to TCC’s approval as a Red Hat Academy, area individuals who wanted to pursue Red Hat Certified System Administrator status studied for the exam on their own, used internet-based training or attended a commercial school. TCC’s program will give students access to discounted tuition and exam fees, top equipment as well as free e-books and lab materials.
The course (ITSC-1316 Linux Installation/Configuration) will be offered in fall and spring semesters. Fall 2016 classes begin Aug. 30 and continue through Dec. 15 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.). Prior IT experience is highly recommended. For more information on enrollment in Red Hat courses, contact Allyson Oudin, Northeast Campus IT academic advisor, at or 817-515-6705.
“Our great partnerships with industry-leading technology companies such as Cisco, VMware and EMC enabled us to become Red Hat approved quickly and without additional equipment investments,” said Moak. “That means that students will have all the resources and tools they need to complete our program and go on to a successful career.”
TCC’s IT students have long achieved state, national and international recognition through industry competitions. In recent years, seven Northeast Campus students have placed among the top 20 participants in the annual Netriders North American networking skills competition—including one top scorer in the United States and another student with the highest score in the United States and Canada.