2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Cloud and Systems Administration

Degree

Certificate (Eligible for federal aid as a stand-alone certificate or if combined with AS degree.)

Overview

Companies of all sizes and in all industries are relying more on cloud services to store, share, and manage their data. There is an increasing demand for skilled professionals to manage and administer cloud services/systems as well as evolving technologies that reside inside and outside the organization’s data center.

Career Opportunities

Companies are eager to hire people with understanding and skills necessary to manage cloud-computing technologies. Career opportunities include fields of Systems Administrator, Cloud Administrator, Tech Support Engineer, and others.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to install servers in virtual environments.
  • Prepare students to take an industry certification exam.
  • Demonstrate proficiency through experiential learning and projects.
  • Configure peer-to-peer and client server networks.

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Certificate Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 130Intro to Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

IT 150Introduction to Networking

3 credits

IT 160Cloud Computing Essentials

3 credits

IT 230Inter Windows Server Admin

3 credits

IT 232Adv. Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

IT 260Cloud+ Plus

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

Certificate Elective Courses

Complete 1 course, 3 credits
Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 210Linux Administration

3 credits

IT 240Administering Microsoft SQL

3 credits

IT 243Data Warehousing

3 credits

IT 270Advanced Linux w/LAMP

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 21

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Depending upon preparatory courses required, additional semesters may be required to complete the program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 130Intro to Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

IT 150Introduction to Networking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 160Cloud Computing Essentials

3 credits

IT 230Inter Windows Server Admin

3 credits

Elective Program Elective

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 232Adv. Windows Serv Admin

3 credits

IT 260Cloud+ Plus

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 21

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum of 21 total semester credit hours as outlined
  2. Grade of C or higher in all core courses
  3. Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher