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

Associate of Applied Science

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
ITE 152 Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications 3
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts 3
ITN 257 Cloud Computing: Infrastructure and Services 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning OR Higher 3
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
Total 16
2nd Semester
ITD 256 Advanced Database Management 3
ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting 3
ITN 200 Administration of Network Resources 3
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3
ITP 100 Software Design 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
1 IT Elective 3
ITD 110 Web Page Design I 3
ITN 170 Linux System Administration 3
ITN 213 Information Storage and Management 3
2ITP Elective 3
Total 16
4th Semester
3CST Elective 3
ITN 254 Virtual Infrastructure: Installation and Configuration 4
4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
5 Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives 6
Total 16
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 63
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG
111
3
Introduction to Digital and Information Literacy and Computer Applications
ITE
152
3
ITN
101
3
ITN
257
3
Quantitative Reasoning OR Higher
MTH
154
3
SDV
101
1
Total 16
2nd Semester
ITD
256
3
ITN
107
3
ITN
200
3
ITN
260
3
ITP
100
3
Total 15
3rd Semester
IT Elective
1
3
ITD
110
3
ITN
170
3
ITN
213
3
Elective
2ITP
3
Total 16
4th Semester
Elective
3CST
3
ITN
254
4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
4
3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives
5
6
Total 16
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.

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

2  IT Programming elective must be chosen from the following: ITP 120, ITP 132, ITP 150, or ITP 225.

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

4 See humanitites/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

5 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution. 

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