CIT, Cloud Computing, Associate of Applied Science


Program Information

The Cloud Computing Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree provides interested individuals education, training, the knowledge, skills, and concepts necessary to serve as a cloud support technician.

Upon completion of the program, students will develop the fundamental skills necessary to support and manage infrastructure and workloads on cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The Cloud Computing AAS includes coursework in key areas: introduction to computers, fundamentals of cloud computing, cloud deployment and infrastructure management, cloud database technologies, cloud networking and security, server support concepts, Linux, and scripting languages such as Python and PowerShell. Fundamentals of Cloud, Security, and Networking technologies are stressed with a focus on implementation and support skills.

Career Opportunities

  • Cloud Technician
  • Application Developer
  • Solution Architect
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Client Facing Technical Support Engineer (Cloud Security)

Earning Potential

As of Jan 15, 2021, the average annual pay for a Microsoft Azure developer in the United States is $118,782 a year, which works out to be approximately $57.11 an hour. This is the equivalent of $2,284/week or $9,898/month.

The average Azure Engineer salary in the US is $135,000 per year or $69.23 per hour. Entry level positions start at $87,750 per year.

As of Jan 15, 2021, the average annual pay for an Entry Level Cloud Engineer in the US is $85,161 a year or approximately $40.94 an hour.

For more information, students may contact South campus, 281-929-4603.


South Campus


The Computer Information Technology (CIT) program is designed primarily for students seeking an Occupational Certificate, Certificate of Technology, or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Students can expect to complete most CIT certificates in three semesters and AAS degrees in as few as four semesters. For those students who have already fulfilled general education requirements, it may be possible to finish degree course work even sooner. It is generally recommended that students complete the 21 semester credit hour CIT foundations Occupational Certificate before continuing into a Certificate of Technology or AAS degree. Most courses in this Occupational Certificate will apply toward the other CIT certificates and AAS degrees.

The CIT curriculum provides the graduate with the knowledge and in-demand applied technical skills needed to enter computer-related occupations in the business/industry job market. Certificates and AAS degrees are available in the following areas: Applications Programming, Desktop Support and Network Administration, Information Technology Cyber Security, Simulation and Game Design, Network Administration Cisco, and Web Applications Development.

Students enrolling into San Jacinto College programs with external learning experiences (i.e., clinical, practicum, externship, cooperative, etc.) will be required to comply with the immunization requirements and policies of the clinical/external learning sites to engage in all clinical/external learning experiences. Vaccination requirements at clinical/external learning sites are implemented pursuant to the independent authority of such facilities and are not mandated by San Jacinto College. Failure to meet the immunization requirements mandated by clinical/external learning sites may limit a student’s ability to complete the program and/or may delay the student’s graduation date. San Jacinto College does not process exemptions, and students should address potential vaccination exemptions directly with the clinical/external learning site.

Plan of Study


Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
ITSC 1301 Introduction to Computers 3
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database 3
ITNW 1308 Implementing and Supporting Client Operating Systems 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences or Government/Political Science or American History 3
Second Term
ITNW 1325
Fundamentals of Networking Technologies
or CCNA 1: Introduction to Networks
ITNW 1309 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing 3
ITSE 1359 Introduction to Scripting Languages 3
ITSE 1329 Programming Logic and Design 3
Mathematics 1 3
Third Term
ITSC 1316 Linux Installation and Configuration 3
ITSC 1315 Project Management Software 3
ITNW 1313 Computer Virtualization 3
ITNW 1336 Cloud Deployment & Infrastructure Management 3
Select one of the following 3
Introduction to Speech Communication
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Business and Professional Speech
Fourth Term
ITSY 1342 Information Technology Security 3
ITNW 1354 Implementing and Supporting Servers 3
ITNW 2327 Advanced Cloud Concepts 3
ITSC 2335
Application Software Problem Solving
or Practicum (or Field Experience) - Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Language, Philosophy and Culture (Humanities) or Creative Arts (Fine Arts) 3
 Total Credits60

Capstone Experience: ITSC 2335 Application Software Problem Solving or ITNW 2364 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.


Students planning to obtain a bachelor’s degree should take MATH 1314 College Algebra.