Cloud Computing

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icon of a cloud with the upload symbolCloud Computing is the technology which reduces costs for processing, storing, and securing large amounts of data by using on-demand networked computers instead of local hardware to develop a system’s information technology infrastructure.

Delgado offers both a Cloud Computing Associates of Applied Science (A.A.S.) and a Career and Technical Certificate (C.T.C.) in Cloud Computing Foundations. Credits earned in the C.T.C. can be applied to the A.A.S. While this program is an interdisciplinary program combining classes across the Business & Technology Division, it is overseen by the Computer Information Technology (CMIN) department.

Many of the courses in this degree align with Industry Based Certifications (IBCs), such as AWS Cloud Practitioner, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, and more! If you've earned an IBC, you may be able to apply your certification towards college credit for your degree. Contact your advisor to learn more!

Cloud Computing A.A.S.

The goals of this curriculum are to prepare students for entry-level positions in cloud computing and to provide the appropriate foundation for further studies in cloud computing. The curriculum provides students with instruction on the overall computer information technology environment, local and virtual computer networks, networked data security, management of IT projects, and IT support for cloud systems.

  • ELST 262 I.T. Hardware Support
  • CMIN 203 Logic and Design I
  • CMIN 204 Fundamentals of Information Technologies and Systems
  • CMIN 233 Cloud Foundations
  • CMIN 244 Introduction to Information Security
  • ELST 267 I.T. Software Support
  • CMIN 275 Agile Project Management
  • CNET 157 Network Systems Basics
  • CMIN 266 Database Management Systems
  • CNET 178 Windows Server
  • CNET 197 Linux Systems Fundamentals
  • MANG 201 Principles of Management

Select 3 courses (9 hours) from the following

  • CNET 287 Practicum (3 credits)
  • CNET 180 Virtual Computer Systems (3 credits)
  • CNET 294 Cloud Architecture (3 credits)
  • CMIN 295 Internship (3 credits)
  • ELET 160 Programming for Engineering Tech (3 credits)

Cloud Computing Foundations C.T.C

The career and technical certificate program in Cloud Computing Foundations provides students with the foundational knowledge needed as a cloud computing practitioner. The certificate program is ideal for individuals who may already have a strong IT career, those who are currently pursuing a more advanced IT degree, or those looking to transition over to a career in cloud computing through a short program. 

  • CNET 157 Network Systems Basics
  • CMIN 204 Fundamentals of Information Technologies and Systems
  • CMIN 233 Cloud Foundations
  • CMIN 244 Introduction to Network Security