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Operating Systems Fundamentals Certificate (CUGS)

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Program Information

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The Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Operating Systems Fundamentals is a full-time or part-time program offered in an online format. This program requires the completion of 12 semester hours (4 courses) and can be awarded as a separate credential or stacked as part of the Bachelor of Arts in Computer Systems Technology. This program is open to both matriculated and non-matriculated students. Students must pass with a grade of D- or better. Some courses are pre-reqs for other courses and therefore must be taken in the order presented on the program guide.

The following courses make up the Operating Systems Fundamentals CUGS program.

  • 4 Courses / 12 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 12 S.H.
CST 06220 Linux/Unix Essentials 3
CST 06225 Linux/Unix Administration 3
CST 06230 Microcomputer Operating Systems I: Workstation 3
CST 06235 Microcomputer Operating Systems II: Server Systems 3

The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

The Rowan Experience
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The Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Operating Systems Fundamentals is designed to offer students the opportunity of a specialized study to provide students with experience in key courses of this discipline at the undergraduate level. This CUGS prepares students to sit for the following certification exams:

  • LFCS: Linux Foundation Certified IT Associate Examination
Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
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Earn your Bachelor's degree

This Certificate of Undergraduate Study can be combined with four other certificates to earn 60 credits toward a Bachelor's of Arts in Computer Systems Technology. Rowan University requires the completion of 120 semester hours of approved general education and major coursework in order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.


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