Dec 08, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook

Cloud Computing, CSC

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G3 Eligible Program– Qualifying students may have ZERO costs for tuition, fees, and textbooks. 
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PURPOSE:  This one-year program leads to entry-level employment opportunities in the cloud computing field. This program prepares students to master the foundational goals of cloud computing knowledge and skills and to recognize best practices, analyze and evaluate cloud solutions. Students need to be introduced to the basic topics of installing and configuring virtual servers, using cloud for storage, design and secure cloud networks, and virtualization core topics in order to be well prepared and successful in all areas of IT including cloud computing. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.

CREDENTIALS:  A Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is a program of study typically less than one year in length with a major in a career-technical area. Students receiving a CSC intend to pursue immediate employment.  Many courses in this program provide preparation for industry certifications. Select the course details to locate certification information. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet Brightpoint admission requirements. New students should work with their New Student Navigator to get ready for their first semester. They can also email for assistance. Continuing students should work with their faculty advisor on academic planning and graduation requirements.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Apply networking protocols, standards, media, implementation, and support.
  2. Design secure cloud information systems
  3. Communicate effectively in IT environments using research, writing, and presentation skills.

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 26


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

ITE 290 represents a one-credit internship that will focus on student’s particular track. Students must have completed all coursework or be concurrently completing coursework in present semester for graduation with advisor’s approval.

All information technology courses must be completed within 5 years of student’s intended graduation date.

Students who have completed the following industry certifications may receive credits toward completion of this program. Meet with faculty advisor for details.

  • CompTIA Linux+ is equivalent to 3 credits for ITN 170     
  • CompTIA Network+ is equivalent to 3 credits for ITN 101     
  • CompTIA A+ or CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ is equivalent to 3 credits for ITE 221    
  • CompTIA Security+ is equivalent to 3 credits for ITN 260  
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner is equivalent to 3 credits for ITN 257  

For more information on program-related industry certifications, meet with your faculty advisor and go to the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) website at Note that in order to receive a degree or certificate at Brightpoint at least 25% of the credits must be completed at the college.  

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myBrightpoint portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.

Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

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