In my list of potential elective course, I listed a course, NOS 120 (“Linux/Unix Single User”). That course had a pre-requisite, NOS 110.
NOS 110 – Operating System Concepts
This course introduces students to a broad range of operating system concepts, including installation and maintenance. Emphasis is place on operating system concepts, management, maintenance, and resources required. Upon completion of this course, students will have an understanding of OS concepts, installation, management, maintenance, using a variety of operating systems.
It would seem that my academic record is now sufficient to get me out of these basic courses when necessary. The division dean has given me permission to override that pre-requisite so that I may take on the challenges of Unix.