Bachelor - Cloud Computing

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If you would like an opportunity to develop computer programming and processing skills, you might consider applying to an undergraduate degree program at ECPI University. The school offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Cloud Computing. Read on to learn more about the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The term 'cloud computing' loosely refers to the technical capacity to run programs on many computers simultaneously. ECPI University's Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Cloud Computing program is designed to prepare you to utilize cloud technologies to manage physical and virtual data centers and develop virtual solutions for servers. You will have opportunities to learn to assess clients' network requirements, build Web pages, and assist clients with their technical concerns. As you progress through the program, you could be able to utilize your skills to install computer hardware, write computer programs, and create a database management application. This program is available online and at select ECPI University campuses.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Prior to enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Cloud Computing program at ECPI University, you must have a high school diploma or GED. You should have good communication, analytical, and logical-thinking skills. In addition to being familiar with mathematical and scientific subject matter, you should have the ability to solve problems creatively.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The program is comprised of core, arts and sciences, and concentration courses. You must earn a minimum of 121 semester credits to graduate. The course requirements can be found below.

Core Curriculum Courses

Course Code Course Title
BUS 102 Fundamentals of Customer Service
BUS 122 Principles of Business & Management
CIS 121 Logic and Design
CIS 131 Database I
CIS 150 Networking I
CIS 282 Web Interface Design
CIS 420 System Analysis & Design
CIS 471 IT Project Management

Arts & Sciences Courses

Course Code Course Title
CAP 480 Arts & Sciences Capstone
COM 110 Principles of Speech
ENG 110 English Composition
ENG 120 Advanced Composition
HUM 205 Culture & Diversity
MTH 131 College Algebra
MTH 200

MTH 140
Pre-Calculus
OR
Statistics
PHY 120 Physics
PHY 120L Physics LAB
PSY 105 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 220 Positive Psychology

Self-Integration & Computer Literacy Courses

Course Code Course Title
CIS 106 Introduction to Operating Systems
COR 090 Career Orientation Seminar
FOR 110 Essentials for Success
IST 120 Computer Applications

Cloud Computing and Virtualization Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Title
CIS 142 Cloud Computing Concepts
CIS 151 Networking II
CIS 202 Introduction to Routing and Switching
CIS 220 Storage Area Networks and Disaster Recovery
CIS 245 Windows Client and Server
CIS 253 Network Virtualization Fundamentals
CIS 353 Network Virtualization Administration
CIS 427 Enterprise Network Security
Various Electives You must complete 33 credits of elective courses

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

With your Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Cloud Computing degree, you might pursue a number of technical career opportunities. You could seek a position with telecommunications companies, computer industry corporations, business offices, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, financial organizations, or government agencies. Employment possibilities could include the following positions at the entry level:

  • Virtual Server Administrator
  • Storage Technology Manager
  • Network Administrator
  • Datacenter Administrator
  • Network Infrastructure Support Personnel

Advanced Degrees

You could expand your knowledge of computer network and systems administration concepts by studying for a graduate degree. A master's degree program could include studies in advanced operating systems, computer architecture, network security, data communications, and distributed programming. Programs to which you might apply include the:

  • Master of Science in Computer Network & System Administration
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Information Systems