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

(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.

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 and Javascript. Other topics covered include cloud storage, database technologies, cloud networking, and security concepts. Additionally, advanced operational concepts, serverless computing, cloud infrastructure automation, containerization, Linux skills, and Project Management.

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 1370 Introduction to Python Programming 3
++Elective SPCH Elective 3
++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITSE 1359 Introduction to Scripting Languages 3
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
ITSE 1346 Database Theory and Design 3
ITNW 1336 Cloud Deployment and Infrastructure Management 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 1377 Introduction to Infrastructure Automation 3
ITNW 1373 Cloud Computing Security 3
ITSC 2325 Advanced Linux 3
ITNW 1313 Computer Virtualization 3
+Elective Mathematics Elective 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ITNW 2327 Advanced Cloud Concepts OR 3
ITNW 2364 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
ITSE 2370 Intermediate Python Programming 3
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 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.