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Program: Computer Information Technology (Cloud Computing Award)
Title: Cloud Computing A.A.S

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

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

Offered on all campuses
  • 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.


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
POFI 1301 Computer Applications 1 OR 3
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers (3)
ITSE 1303 Introduction to mySQL
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 1325 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies 3
ITNW 1308 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems 3
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
ITSE 1370 Introduction to Python Programming OR 3
ITSE 1329 Programming Logic and Design (3)
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
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 OR 3
ITNW 1378 Cloud Networking (3)
ITSY 1342 Information Technology Security 3
ITSC 2325 Advanced Linux OR 3
ITNW 1313 Computer Virtualization (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.