Sep 26, 2023
CODE: CITNCA-AAS | TOTAL CREDITS: 62 | FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY: Eligible
This program is designed to provide an opportunity to establish a technical foundation in creating scalable, highly available cloud computing solutions. Students will deploy and maintain multi-cloud services that are responsive to information and computing technology workload needs following best practices in cloud security, cost, and reliability. Coverage includes the management and security of devices and data connecting to cloud services. Graduates are prepared for positions as entry-level Systems Administrator, Cloud Support Specialist, Cloud Technician or Cloud Solutions Architect Associate. This course of study prepares students to take industry-recognized certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.
CSN AAS Computing and Information Technology: Networking-Cloud Systems Administration Map
Student Learning Outcomes
- Describe cloud services offered by major cloud service providers to include IaaS, PaaS,SaaS, Public, Hybrid and Private Cloud.
- Implement cloud business solutions by provisioning computing instances, establishing virtual private networks, managing databases, and storage within a secure cloud environment.
- Analyze performance metrics of cloud architecture to respond dynamically to information and computing technology workloads and optimize service costs.
- Implement secure access to cloud-managed organization resources using multi-factor authentication, email encryption, and data retention policies to secure data on devices and in the cloud.
- Collaborate in a team designing business solutions in an industry-aligned project.
General Education Requirements
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS: 22
Mathematics (3 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
English Composition (3-5 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
Strongly Recommended: ENG 107.
Communications (3 Credits)
Strongly Recommended: COM 115.
Human Relations (3 Credits)
Natural Science (3 Credits)
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)
- any AM prefix course
- or any ANTH prefix course (except ANTH 102 and ANTH 110L)
- or any ART prefix course
- or any COM prefix course
- or CRJ 104 - Introduction to Administration of Justice
- or DAN 101 - Dance Appreciation
- or any ECON prefix course
- or ENG 223 - Themes of Literature or above
- or GEOG 106 - Introduction to Cultural Geography
- or HHP 150 - Living Healthy and Well
- or HHP 201 - Stress Management
- or HHP 213 - Healthy Aging
- or any HIST prefix course
- or any MUS prefix course (except MUS 100)
- or any PHIL prefix course
- or PHO 101 - Beginning Photography
- or any PSC prefix course
- or any PSY prefix course
- or any SOC prefix course
- or any THTR prefix course (except 275)
- or WMST 113 - Gender, Race, and Class
- or World Languages 101B or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (4-6 Credits)
Special Program Requirements
TOTAL SPECIAL PROGRAM CREDITS: 40
Core Requirements (40 Credits)
Digital Literacy Requirement (0-3 Credits)