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Cloud and Computing Technology, AS

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This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Lakeland Campus, Sarasota Campus

Keiser University’s Associate of Science in Cloud & Computing Technology provides students with the skills needed to enter the industry. The program curriculum focuses on providing candidates with the knowledge necessary to adapt to and thrive in any technology-related environment with attention to critical thinking, troubleshooting, installation, administration, and maintenance of computer infrastructures across a variety of industries.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and goals:

  • Provide students with a comprehensive background in Service Desk procedures and techniques including wireless concepts and configurations.
  • Provide students with a comprehensive background in Technology Support techniques including wireless concepts and configurations.
  • Show students how to properly conduct research for troubleshooting hardware and software solutions to provide higher levels of business continuity.
  • Develop the student’s ability to communicate effectively and think critically.
  • To develop students’ abilities to administer, manage, and troubleshoot hardware, software, and services for single, mixed and multi-user environments.
  • To develop students’ skills with network maintenance, support, security, and troubleshooting applications.
  • To assist students in becoming more adept in knowledge, theory, and practice of network and security support and management.
  • To assist graduates in obtaining entry-level cloud, networking, security, and related positions.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

None.

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Cloud and Computing Technology, students must complete 60 credit hours as described below. The length of this program is approximately 20 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).

Lower Division Courses

Cloud and Computing Technology Major Courses (36.0 credit hours)
Hardware Support 3.0 credit hours
Operating System Support 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Networks 3.0 credit hours
IT Service Support 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Virtualization 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Security 3.0 credit hours
Network Support 3.0 credit hours
Security Support 3.0 credit hours
Web Fundamentals 3.0 credit hours
Linux Essentials 3.0 credit hours
IT Scripting 3.0 credit hours
Cloud Essentials 3.0 credit hours

General Education Courses (24.0 credit hours)

Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)
American History Pre 1876 3.0 credit hours
American History Since 1876 3.0 credit hours
Strategies for Success 3.0 credit hours
Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Sociology 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3.0 credit hours)
Speech 3.0 credit hours
Computers (3.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
English (3.0 credit hours)
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
English Literature 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)
Intermediate Algebra 3.0 credit hours
College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)
General Biology 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Biology 3.0 credit hours
General Chemistry 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Chemistry 3.0 credit hours
General Physics I 3.0 credit hours
General Physics II 3.0 credit hours

Credit hours in parentheses indicate the required number of credits in each discipline.

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