Companies all around us are migrating from localization to virtualization.  The virtualization of systems and networks makes way for emerging technologies to handle and deliver media-rich data streams to people all around the world.  Students that enroll in this program gain an understanding of virtualization through a hands-on approach of learning computer architecture, big data storage, and server-side operations.  Students will design and build platforms focusing on grid computing to solve big data problems. A degree will be awarded upon successful completion of this program.

Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to sit for a variety of certifications, including the A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, Microsoft MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate), Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA R/S) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Cloud Practitioner.


This program is designed to provide the student with the knowledge to manage a modern computer network. The program will provide the student with an understanding of operating systems and network infrastructure for both single and multi-user environments. In addition, students will be introduced to technologies rapidly emerging in the information technology field. Students will be prepared for entry-level technical positions in the areas of network administration, server and client administration, big-data administration, and information security. A diploma/degree will provide the competitive edge and career opportunity useful in this growing field.


  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Background check

Course Outline

To receive an Associate of Science Degree in Cloud and Information Technologies, students must complete 36.0 credit hours in their major and 24.0 credit hours in the General Education courses for a total of 60.0 credit hours (1284 clock hours). This degree program can be completed in 20 months for full-time students or in 32 months for part-time students.


IT Essentials 3.0 credit hours
Networking Essentials 3.0 credit hours
Cisco Internetworking Technologies 3.0 credit hours
Linux 3.0 credit hours
Implementing Directory Services 3.0 credit hours
Server Operating Systems 3.0 credit hours
Security Fundamentals 3.0 credit hours
Implementing a Network Infrastructure 3.0 credit hours
Big Data Management 3.0 credit hours
Web Systems 3.0 credit hours
Cloud Systems 3.0 credit hours
Cisco Advanced Routing Technology 3.0 credit hours

Cloud and Information Technologies, AS General Education Courses (24.0 credit hours)

Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)
American History Pre 1876 3.0 credit hours
American History Since 1876 3.0 credit hours
Lifespan Development 3.0 credit hours
Strategies and Success 3.0 credit hours
Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Sociology 3.0 credit hours
English (3.0 credit hours)
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
English Literature 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)
College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
Intermediate Algebra 3.0 credit hours
Statistics 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)
General Biology 3.0 credit hours
Environmental Science 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Biology 3.0 credit hours
Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 3.0 credit hours
General Marine Biology 3.0 credit hours
Computers (3.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3.0 credit hours)
Speech 3.0 credit hours
The following Natural Science Lab Courses are also available:
Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1.0 credit hours
Advanced Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1.0 credit hours

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