Dec 10, 2022  
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Computer Information Systems (AAS), Cloud Technology Concentration

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School of Business & Information Technology (BIT)

The Cloud Technology CIS Concentration is designed to introduce students to virtualization and cloud technologies and provide students with the technical skills required to install, configure and manage all facets of a “cloud” infrastructure. The concentration is designed for students who wish to acquire the skills necessary to work in the field of information technology. The courses in the Cloud Technology Concentration are designed to prepare students with the necessary skills in virtualization technologies to obtain VMware certifications as well as Microsoft certifications. It enhances students’ experiences by providing students access to:

  • The latest VMware technologies
  • High quality curriculum
  • Course paths that lead to certification

See Recommended Sequence of Courses

Educational Option Information

  • This educational option can be completed: Part-time or Full-Time
  • This educational option can be started: Fall and Spring Terms
  • Primary course location: Main Campus, with some courses offered online

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations


Other costs/fees:

  • Optional costs for certification exam fees are approximately $200 each for the VMware certification exams.

Career and Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities

Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.


  • Graduates that successfully complete the curriculum of this program will be eligible to sit for several industry certification exams including:
    • Microsoft
    • VMware

Career Opportunities

Information Technology is a horizontal industry where employment is available in many different businesses and industries both regionally and nationwide.

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA , placement exam scores , or specific course work.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems, Cloud Technology Concentration 62-64 credit hours

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