Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing
Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science

What is Cloud Computing? | ECPI University

Cloud Computing Overview

Cloud computing or software services provided across the internet are ushering in a wave of new opportunities to help businesses become more flexible, efficient and agile. By providing infrastructures, platforms and software as a service, cloud computing allows users to access and implement important business and technology tools whenever and wherever they need.

What’s more, the Cloud or internet services are creating demand for professionals to manage these vast networks. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow 8% percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations, and demand for these workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.*

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the emerging field of Cloud Computing, consider ECPI University. Through ECPI’s accelerated schedule, you can earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Cloud Computing in just 2.5 years.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition


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Program Description

Through ECPI University’s interactive educational program using virtualization, you can set up servers and software clients, create large storage solutions, utilize cloud technologies, and deploy thin applications for large, medium, and small organizational networks. 

At ECPI University, you LEARN BY DOING in a “hands-on” classroom environment. This allows you to gain “real world” experience. Specifically, the Cloud Computing program can show you how to:

  • Identify customer needs to evaluate network requirements
  • Design and secure fault tolerant enterprise networks
  • Create virtual solutions for servers
  • Install and configure virtual servers and clients
  • Use the cloud services for storage and virtualization
  • Deploy software applications through thin clients
  • Implement and manage virtual servers and data centers

Coursework includes:

  • Logic and decision processes
  • Problem resolution
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Network security in physical and virtual implementations
  • Customer service skills
  • Ethical and professional practices
Possible Career Track

Upon completion, graduates with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information System with a concentration in Cloud Computing could pursue career opportunities across a wide range of industries and businesses in positions such as:

  • Network and Datacenter Administrator
  • Network Infrastructure Support
  • Storage Technology Manager
  • Virtual Server Administrator
  • Information Technology Solution Providers
  • Network Implementation Team
  • Network Support and Help Desks

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

24 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
BUS102 Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS121 Introduction to Business 3
BUS472 Applied Project Management 3
CIS121 Software Logic and Design 3
CIS150 Networking I 3
CIS223 Database I 3
CIS282 Web Interface Design 3
CIS495 Senior Capstone 3

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115 Principles of Communication 3
ENG110 College Composition 3
ENG120 Advanced Composition 3
HUM205 Culture and Diversity 3
MTH131 College Algebra 3
MTH140 Statistics 3
PHY120 Physics 3
PHY120L Physics LAB 1
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY220 Positive Psychology 3

Self-Integration and Computer Literacy

9 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110 Essentials for Success 3
CIS115 Computer Applications 3

Concentration Requirements

Cloud Computing and Virtualization

24 semester credit hours plus electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS142 Cloud Computing Concepts 3
CIS202 Introduction to Routing and Switching 3
CIS220 Storage Area Networks and Disaster Recovery 3
CIS225 Networking II 3
CIS245 Windows Client and Server 3
CIS253 Network Virtualization Fundamentals 3
CIS353 Network Virtualization Administration 3
CIS427 Enterprise Network Security 3
  Various Electives  




Course ID Course Name Credits
BUS472L Applied Project Management LAB 1
CIS107 Digital Imaging 3
CIS142 Cloud Computing Concepts 3
CIS202L Introduction to Routing and Switching LAB 1
CIS204 Intermediate Routing and Switching 3
CIS207 Network Routing and Switching LAB 1
CIS212 Network Security Concepts 3
CIS213 Web Client Scripting 3
CIS215 Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3
CIS215L Object-Oriented Programming with C++ LAB 1
CIS218 Object-Oriented Programming Using JAVA 3
CIS219 Object-Oriented Programming Using VB.NET 3
CIS220L Storage Area networks and Disaster Recovery Lab 1
CIS224 Server-Side Scripting 3
CIS241 IP Telephony 3
CIS245L Windows Client and Server LAB 1
CIS250 Database Scripting I 3
CIS251 Advanced Windows Server 3
CIS253L Network Virtualization Fundamentals Lab 1
CIS256 Windows Active Directory 3
CIS256L Windows Active Directory LAB 1
CIS266L Intermediate Database LAB 1
CIS280 CIS Project II 3
CIS290 Externship-CIS III 3
CIS291 Externship-CIS I-a 1
CIS292 Externship-CIS I-b 1
CIS293 Externship-CIS I-c 1
CIS294 Externship-CIS II 2
CIS303L 2D Design LAB 1
CIS305 Advanced UNIX Administration 3
CIS305L Advanced UNIX Administration LAB 1
CIS308 Web Animation 3
CIS311 Web Site Management 3
CIS311L Web Site Management LAB 1
CIS317 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using C# 3
CIS319 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using Java 3
CIS319L Advanced Object-Oriented Programming using Java LAB 1
CIS321 Network Scripting 3
CIS324 Server-Side Framework 3
CIS324L Server-Side Framework LAB 1
CIS328 Email Services 3
CIS340 Oracle Architecture and Operation 3
CIS340L Oracle Architecture and Operation LAB 1
CIS346 Oracle Programming 3
CIS346L Oracle Programming LAB 1
CIS350 Introduction to Data Structures 3
CIS353L Network Virtualization Administration Lab 1
CIS367 Database Scripting II 3
CIS367L Database Scripting II LAB 1
CIS395 Emerging Networking Technologies 3
CIS403 Network Security I 3
CIS410 Network Security II 3
CIS420 System Analysis and Design 3
CIS425 Advanced Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
CIS425L Advanced Network Defense & Countermeasures LAB 1
CIS435 SQL Server 3
CIS435L SQL Server LAB 1
CIS441 Mobile Game Development 3
CIS450 Web Interface Design II 3
CIS450L Web Interface Design II LAB 1
CIS455 Web Interface Design III 3
CIS455L Web Interface Design III LAB 1
CIS465 3D Design 3
CIS465L 3D Design LAB 1
CIS470 CIS Project III 4
CIS480 CIS Project IV 3
CIS490 Externship-CIS Sr. III 3
CIS491 Externship-CIS Sr. I-a 1
CIS492 Externship-CIS Sr. I-b 1
CIS493 Externship-CIS Sr. I-c 1
CIS494 Externship-CIS Sr. II 2
EET110 Electric Circuits I 3
EET250 Computer Configuration I 3
EET251 Computer Configuration II 3
EET282 Wireless Security 3
EET350 Overview of Electronic Security Devices 3
HCA305 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration 3
HCA310 Healthcare Administration Ethics 3
HCA400 Health Information Systems 3
HCA420 Healthcare Delivery Systems 3
HCA422 Managing Cries in Community Settings 3

Students in the bachelor’s degree in Computer & Information Science program learn how to manage projects, design and write different computer programs, create interesting web pages, use and maintain databases, and install and secure computer networks. Students also learn to provide excellent customer service when assisting customers and clients with technical issues.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science, graduates are able to:

  • Utilize organizational customer service plans.
  • Analyze various aspects of business operations.
  • Evaluate the impact of information systems upon the operation of a business.
  • Utilize PC operating system concepts.
  • Effectively utilize PC productivity applications and concepts to include word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation graphics.
  • Construct a basic web page.
  • Correctly install basic network hardware and software by applying industry-standard networking knowledge.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the professional and ethical responsibilities of an information system specialist.
  • Identify ethical uses of organizational data, applications, computers, and network operating systems.
  • Apply basic logical constructs such as flow charts and process diagrams in order to understand the operation and troubleshooting of information systems.
  • Design a basic relational database management application.
  • Evaluate program-specific knowledge for an individual subject area concentration (e.g., Network Security or Web Development) appropriate for a Bachelor of Science Degree.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of subject area concentration via successful completion of a capstone project, including an oral and written defense.

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