Feb 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog

Cybersecurity, Forensics, and Information Assurance, Cloud Computing Security Track, AAS

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5961
CIP Code: 11.0301 

Program Description

The use of cloud computing has become a mainstay for business and technology fields by creating opportunities for vast, on-demand, highly elastic computing power. This cloud computing security degree covers fundamental concepts of cloud landscape, techniques, architectures, and design best practices.  This program includes instruction and labs to help students understand the security of cloud architecture and explore best practices of design security standards, patterns, and principles.  Hands-on exercises in this program provide students the opportunity to learn security guidelines for cloud computing as established by security organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Cloud Security Alliance.

Program Prerequisites

Course placement into MATH 1015  or above, or completion of MATH 0030  with a grade of C or higher, course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher or instructor consent.

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Program Requirements

Total Credits: 20

Total Credits: 24

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3 and/or 4: Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning

Minimum of 3 credits; one course from either Goal 3 and/or Goal 4. NOTE: Goal 3 courses do not have to be lab courses. Goal 4 courses must be numbered between Math 1020 and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041  .

Total Credits: 3

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Minimum of 3 credits.

Total Credits: 3

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum of 3 credits.

Total Credits: 3

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in one Goal area selected from Goals 7 or 8 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-8. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 16

MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

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Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.

This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough comprehension of the key principles of cloud computing and the security and privacy involved with this emerging technology.
  • Examine Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and convert logical designs into services that can be implemented in today’s Cloud environments.
  • Implement a public cloud instance using a public cloud service provider
  • Distinguish between cloud providers and third party managed service providers
  • Assess, evaluate, and apply the necessary tools to analyze an organization’s assets and verify if the cloud security and privacy implications are justifiable in implementing Cloud Computing
  • Employ the appropriate resources to model service specifications and service contracts to perform service orchestration.
  • Demonstrate effective decision making and management techniques to support the organization’s objective of growth while putting best practices into place.
  • Apply best practices for the next generation IT professional through continuous awareness for the environmental impact when developing and implementing IT systems and reap the business benefits of adopting a Green IT strategy.

Program Contact Information

Israel Emmanuel, 651.773.1787, Room 1743 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


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