Information Systems Technology: Cloud Computing Specialization, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science
Campuses: Alexandria, Loudoun, Manassas

This curriculum is designed for those who seek employment in the field of cloud computing, for those who are presently in that field and who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills, and for those who must augment their abilities in other fields with knowledge and skills in cloud computing.

Credit for Prior Learning: Students in this program may be eligible for credit for prior learning. See an academic advisor or counselor for further information.

Transfer Information

Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

Recommended Preparation Information

The student should possess a proficiency in high school English, high school algebra and geometry, and computer keyboarding skills.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
Choose One
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy
ITP 100 Software Design 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning or higher-level mathematics course 3
1 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
Total 16
2nd Semester
2 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts 3
ITN 257 Cloud Computing: Infrastructure and Services 3
3ITP Programming Elective 4
ITD 256 Advanced Database Management 3
Total 16
3rd Semester
4CST Elective 3
ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting 3
ITN 170 Linux System Administration 3
ITN 213 Information Storage and Management 3
5 IT Electives 3
Total 16
4th Semester
ITD 110 Web Page Design I 3
ITN 200 Administration of Network Resources 3
ITN 254 Virtual Infrastructure: Installation and Configuration 4
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3
1 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 63
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG
111
3
Choose One
ITE
115
3
Information Literacy
ITE
119
ITP
100
3
Quantitative Reasoning or higher-level mathematics course
MTH
154
3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
1
3
Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
SDV
101
1
Total 16
2nd Semester
2
3
ITN
101
3
Cloud Computing: Infrastructure and Services
ITN
257
3
Programming Elective
3ITP
4
ITD
256
3
Total 16
3rd Semester
Elective
4CST
3
Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting
ITN
107
3
ITN
170
3
Information Storage and Management
ITN
213
3
IT Electives
5
3
Total 16
4th Semester
ITD
110
3
ITN
200
3
Virtual Infrastructure: Installation and Configuration
ITN
254
4
ITN
260
3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
1
3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 63

IT courses used for this program may not be more than 10 years old, unless approved by academic dean.

1 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives. Recommended electives include ECO 201, ECO 202, HIS 101, HIS 102 or HIS 112.

2 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Recommended electives include ART 101, ART 102, CST 151 or MUS 121.

3 IT Programming elective must be chosen from the following: ITP 112, ITP 120, ITP 130, ITP 132, ITP 136, ITP 225 or ITP 195 (Introduction to Python)

4 The CST elective must be selected from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 115, CST 126, CST 227, and CST 229.

5 The total of 3 credit hours of IT Electives may be selected from the following:  ITN 106, ITN 290 - Coordinated Internship, or ITN 295. Students should discuss ITN 295 options with their academic advisor. 

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