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College Catalog 2018-2019

CLOUD COMPUTING SPECIALIZATION
Cloud Computing Specialization
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CIP Code: 11.0101
 

Purpose: 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.

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

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3
ITP 100 Software Design 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
1___ Social Science Elective 3
SDV 101 Orientation to Information Technology 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
1___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   16
3rd Semester
4CST ___ Elective 3
ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting 3
ITN 170 Linux System Administration 3
ITN 254 Virtual Infrastructure: Installation and Configuration 4
5___ IT Elective 3
Total   16
4th Semester
ITN 213 Information Storage and Management 3
ITD 110 Web Page Design I 3
ITN 200 Administration of Network Resources 3
ITD 256 Advanced Database Management 3
ITN 260 Network Security Basics 3
Total   15
Total credits for the Cloud Computing Specialization=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, 110, 115, 126, 227, and 229.

5 The total of 3 credit hours of IT Electives may be selected from ITN 106, ITN 290 – Coordinated Internship or ITN 295 – Critical Infrastructure Security

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