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Cloud Services IT

Cloud Services IT

The use of cloud services by IT departments large and small has exploded. While the job of IT or System Administrator will continue to exist, the fabric of the position itself is changing to one where a manager is managing services not always located in-house. In the past little or no focus had been placed on “As A Service” (aas) management, this program addresses that shortcoming.

Program Goal

Cloud Services IT provides foundation-level preparation and expertise common to all Information Technology fields as well as an understanding of cloud services commonly used in IT departments. Students will create and analyze scope of work documentation for cloud services, as well as an introduction to FAR and DFAR requirements.

Program Outcomes

Students who graduate from this program will be able to:

  • Plan and implement cloud services administration for IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and XaaS. (aaS / As A Service)
  • Administer a Windows Server infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Explain the need to develop non-traditional computer application for use on a mobile platform or other emerging technology
  • Implement a core Windows Server infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment
  • Planning, designing, and deploying a physical and logical Windows Server enterprise infrastructure
  • Design, deploy, and manage a physical and virtual Windows Server application management infrastructure
  • Plan and deploy desktops by using several technologies such as User State Migration Tool (USMT), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Perform maintenance tasks on the command line, install and configure a computer running Linux and configure basic networking
  • Administer small to medium–sized mixed networks

Admissions Requirements

Except for pre-requisites, no additional requirements beyond the college-wide requirements.

Transfer Credit Policy

Appropriate transfer credits may be accepted within a 10-year time period.

Employment Opportunities

  • IT consultant
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Cloud Services Specialist
  • Information Systems Manager
  • IT Support
  • Computer systems analyst

Transfer Opportunities

Students who graduate from MCC’s Cloud Services IT program will have the opportunity to transfer to several four-year colleges including:

  • SNHU
  • UNHM
  • Champlain
  • University of Vermont

Cloud Services IT Degree

Degree Program - First Year

First Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
CSIT110M Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2 2 3
CIS116M Network + Preparation 3 3 4
ENGL110XM or
College Composition I with Corequisite or
College Composition I
4 0 4
FYE100M MCC Essentials 1 0 1
  Mathematics Elective 3 0 3
  Total X X X
First Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
CSIT115M Administering Windows Server 2 2 3
CSIT120M Level 1 Linux Certification Preparation 2 2 3
CIS110M Microsoft® Computer Applications I 2 2 3
  Physics Elective - Choose one: (PHYS135M, PHYS210M) 3 3 4
  English Literature/Philosophy Elective - Choose one: (ENGL213M, ENGL214M, any English Literature course, PHIL240M) 3 0 3
  Total X X X

Degree Program - Second Year

Second Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
CSIT210M Advanced Windows Server Services 3 3 4
CSIT215M or
Designing Server Infrastructure or
Implementing Desktop Infrastructure
3 3 4
CSIT220M Advanced Level Linux Certification Preparation 2 2 3
  Mathematics Elective 4 0 4
  Total X X X
Second Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
CSIT227M or
Implementing Advanced Server Infrastructure or
Implementing Desktop Application Environments
3 3 4
CSIT229M Cloud Services Implementation and Regulations 2 2 3
  CIS/CYBD Elective 4 0 4
  Computer Science Elective - Choose one: (CSCN290M, CIS291M) 2 2 3
  Social Science Elective 3 0 3
  Total X X X
Total Credits - X

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