2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Computer Information Technology (Cloud Computing Award)

COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- CLOUD COMPUTING AAS

Note: This program is a THECB Approved Program of Study (POS).

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Offered at Brookhaven, El Centro, North Lake and Richland campus only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CIT.CLOUDCOMP

The Cloud Computing Associate Degree provides education and training for individuals interested in developing the knowledge, skills, and concepts necessary to serve as a cloud support technician that are vital for any organization.

Upon completion of the program, students will develop the fundamental skills necessary to support and manage infrastructure and workloads on cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The Cloud Computing Associate Degree includes course work in key areas: Introduction to computers, fundamentals of cloud computing, cloud deployment and infrastructure management, cloud database technologies, cloud networking and security, server support concepts, Linux, and scripting languages such as Python and PowerShell. Fundamentals of Cloud, Security, and Networking technologies are stressed with a focus on implementation and support skills.

The unique opportunity also provides preparatory training for a variety of industry recognized certification exams. Credit may be earned, and course substitutions are permitted for those who have acquired vendor certifications related to courses listed in the degree.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers 3
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database OR 3
ITSE 1303 Introduction to mySQL (3)
ITNW 1309 Fundamental of Cloud Computing 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
++Elective SPCH Elective 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies OR 4
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1 Introduction to Networks (4)
ITNW 1308 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems 3
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration 4
ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1354 Implementing and Supporting Servers 3
ITSE 1359 Introduction to Scripting Languages 3
ITNW 1336 Cloud Deployment and Infrastructure Management 3
ITSC 1315 Project Management Software 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSC 2335 Application Software Problem Solving OR 3
ITNW 2364 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (3)
ITNW 2327 Advanced Cloud Concepts 3
ITSY 1342 Information Technology Security 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Mathematics Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

++SPCH Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

++++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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COMPUTER INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -- CLOUD SYSTEM OPERATIONS AAS

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Offered at Brookhaven, El Centro, North Lake and Richland campus only

NEW - January 1, 2020

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CLOUD.SYS.OPER

The Cloud System Operations Associate Degree Program provides education and training for individuals interested in developing the knowledge, skills, and concepts necessary to serve as a cloud engineering professional.

Upon completion of the program, students will develop the fundamental skills necessary to deploy and manage application workloads on cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Topics include scripting languages such as Python, PowerShell, Bash, cloud storage, database technologies, cloud networking, and security concepts. Additionally, advanced operational concepts, serverless computing, cloud infrastructure automation, containerization, and the orchestration of containerized application workloads such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR).

The unique opportunity also provides preparatory training for a variety of industry recognized certification exams. Credit may be earned and course substitutions are permitted for those who have acquired vendor certifications related to courses listed in the degree.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1309 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing 3
ITNW 1378 Cloud Networking 3
ITSE 1429 Programming Logic and Design 4
++Elective SPCH Elective 3
Semester Total 13
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSE 1359 Introduction to Scripting Languages 3
ITSC 1416 Linux Installation and Configuration 4
ITSE 1346 Database Theory and Design 3
ITNW 1336 Cloud Deployment and Infrastructure Management 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1377 Introduction to Infrastructure Automation 3
ITNW 1373 Cloud Computing Security 3
Elective Technical Electives 1 4
Elective Technical Electives 2 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Semester Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 2327 Advanced Cloud Concepts OR 3
ITNW 1364 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (3)
ITNW 2329 Application Development for the Cloud OR 3
ITNW 2370 Containerization and Micro Services (3)
ITSC 1315 Project Management Software 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Mathematics Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

++SPCH Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

++++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

Technical Elective 1 - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 2455 Server Virtualization 4
ITMT 1405 Configuring Advanced Windows Server Operating System 4
ITNW 1413 Computer Virtualization 4
ITSC 2425 Advanced Linux 4
ITSE 2409 Database Programing 4

Technical Elective 2 - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing 3
PHIL 2303 Introduction to Formal Logic 3
ITNW 1345 Implementing Network Directory Services 3
ITMT 1357 Administering a Windows Server Operating System 3

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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