Cloud and Information Technology

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Data and information technology are everywhere, in every aspect of our lives. But when technical issues cause life to grind to a halt, it’s the tech wizards in Cloud and Information Technology that get it moving again. 

The Cloud and Information Technology degree is a program designed to provide students with the essential technical and communication skills required for entry-level employment in the vast field of cloud and information technology (IT).

This program includes coursework that will help students to prepare for entry-level CompTIA certification exams in A+ and Network+. Students also prepare for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) exam in Cloud Practitioner. With further study, students may also be prepared for CompTIA Security+ and AWS Solutions Architect certifications.

This program replaces the former Information Services Technology AAS degree. It is currently pending MHEC approval.

Programs of Study

The Cloud and Information Technology degree is a program designed to provide students with the essential technical and communication skills required for entry-level employment in the vast field of cloud and information technology (IT).

This program includes coursework that will help students to prepare for entry-level CompTIA certification exams in A+ and Network+. Students also prepare for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) exam in Cloud Practitioner. With further study, students may also be prepared for CompTIA Security+ and AWS Solutions Architect certifications.

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The Cloud and Information Technology certificate is a program designed to provide students with the essential technical and communication skills required for entry-level employment in the vast field of cloud and information technology (IT). All of the courses in this program are applicable to the AAS degree in Cloud and Information Technology.

This program includes coursework that will help students to prepare for entry-level CompTIA certification exams in A+ and Network+. Students also prepare for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) exam in Cloud Practitioner. With further study, students may also be prepared for CompTIA Security+ and AWS Solutions Architect certifications.

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The Technical Support certificate is a program designed to provide students with the essential technical and communication skills required for entry-level employment as an information technology (IT) support specialist, help desk technician, or customer service representative.

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The Computing Essentials Letter of Recognition is a program designed to provide students with the essential technical and skills required to prepare for entry-level employment in an information technology (IT) specialist field. Information services technology students take classes to prepare for the following in-demand entry level information technology industry certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, and CompTIA Network+.

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Get Ready for Your Career in Cloud

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Credit for Prior Learning Available

Students may be eligible to receive Credit for Prior Learning through Certification Evaluation for up to 15 credits with any of the following current certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Students should meet with an advisor to discuss Certification Evaluation, transfer evaluation, or options for transfer to four-year colleges with this program.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities, depending on certifications and experience, include:

  • Entry-level help desk support
  • Network and computer systems administrator
  • Information technology (IT) specialist
  • Network support specialist

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