Cloud and Network Technology - Associate in Applied Science

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development: 313-845-9645,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Faculty Contact
Brent Fulton: 313-845-6426,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-162I

Program Description


Covers a wide range of topics within the cloud, networking and system administration fields. Cloud computing in the Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud environments are covered. Cisco CCNA courses cover the setup and configuration of switches, routers, VLAN’s, VPN’s, and WANs. Cloud and hybrid cloud security; server operating system administration (e.g., installation, configuration, user account creation, file system security, DNS, DHCP, network printing, performance monitoring) in Microsoft Azure, Hybrid Windows Server and Unix/Linux; and computer hardware and operating system troubleshooting are covered in depth. Students will be prepared for a variety of industry certification exams and career pathways.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of Cloud Computing concepts used in Public Clouds.
  2. Install, maintain, secure and administer Azure Cloud resources and Windows Server operating system in a Hybrid Cloud environment.
  3. Install, maintain, secure and administer the Unix/Linux operating system.
  4. Install, configure, secure and troubleshoot network devices.
  5. Develop the programming logic required for system scripts.
  6. Design, implement, secure and document a comprehensive Hybrid Cloud environment.
Career Opportunities
  • PC Hardware and Software Installation
  • Computer Network Support Specialist
  • Network Control and Systems Technician
  • LAN/WAN Technician
  • Hybrid Cloud Support Specialist
  • Cloud Computing Resource Support
  • Cloud Support Engineer
  • Cloud Security Analyst

Registry / Certification / Licensure Exam Information

Prepares students for a number of Industry Certification Exams, including:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • Microsoft Hybrid Windows Server Administration
  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • Cisco Systems Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

General Education

Category 1: English Composition
Complete any one course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 2: English Composition or Communications
Complete any one course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 3: Mathematics
CIS-119 or any one course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any one course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2024 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.