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Cloud Computing and Networking Technology Degree

Associate of Applied Science
Computer network interns at work

This degree program will provide you with a broad technical understanding of computer technology, networking, and security, as well as the communication skills and professionalism required of all entry-level IT professionals.

You'll develop your skills in software and hardware installation, network configuration and diagnostics, security and forensics fundamentals, and virtualization and cloud computing implementation, with more of a “hands-on” orientation focused on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Install, maintain and evaluate computer networks.
  • Describe network architecture concepts, including topology, protocols, components, and principles.
  • Demonstrate best practices in the use of lab equipment and network hardware.
  • Create a detailed plan showing the steps necessary to implement a network security system.
  • Test and configure network services, devices, and peripherals.
  • Review data and identify relevant evidence using current forensic tools.
  • Describe the evolution of cloud computing and major methods of deployment.
  • Design and implement cloud applications that can scale up on a VM (Virtual Machine and out across multiple VMs.


Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. 

Transfer Opportunities

MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements


For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.

Career opportunities include network and computer systems administrator, database administrator, computer support specialist, and more.

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.


Suggested Course Sequence: Cloud Computing and Networking Technology

A suggested course sequence for students follows.

  • All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor.
  • Find out about related programs and course in the Fields of Study section.
  • Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.
  • All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.

Suggested Course Sequence

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

*ENGL 101/ENGL 101A, if needed for ENGL 102/ENGL 103, or NWIT or CMSC or DATA or TECH Elective.

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General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes. These courses are designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.