Undergraduate

Data Center Technologies Bachelor's Degree Program Concentration

Earn Your B.A. Degree Through a Data Center Technologies Concentration

In this modern age, all businesses rely on technology and as they expand, the computer applications grow exponentially, placing enormous demands on the computing infrastructure. As a data center professional, you are expected to keep the systems up and running, rapidly deploying new servers or equipment as required and insuring zero downtime.  Understanding the inner workings of network systems, how to solve critical issues, and how to create and innovate in a rapidly growing industry is essential to the success of the business enterprise. If you are interested in becoming a professional in data center management, earning a Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Data Center Technologies at Marist can provide you with a strong understanding of information systems, facilities infrastructure management, cloud services, networking and project management to help you land a job, or advance in your current role.

The Data Center Technologies Liberal Studies degree program at Marist College offers a well-rounded program in technology and systems management.  The curriculum of the Data Center Technologies program provides competency in critical infrastructure design and management, and problem-solving acumen.  The program provides students with the essential knowledge and skills in the unique aspects of managing the power, cooling and design of a data center facility as well as the information technology resources that continuously challenge system operational efficiency.  Students will learn the features of interconnectivity of the data center and the challenges of securing data while deploying emerging technologies such as cloud services. With more of the world relying on fast and secure interactions over the Internet and through mobile technology, businesses need professionals who are experts at maintaining and managing mission critical data centers.

With an industry as rapidly changing as technology, Data Center Administrators must understand all aspects of their business enterprise. Understanding the vast arena of the technology industry allows administrators to provide smart solutions to issues that may arise in the workplace.  Adult learners who are planning a career in data center technologies will be well prepared and trained upon completion of their Liberal Studies degree at Marist.

Data Center Facilities Management Associate and Professional Certificates

The Data Center Facilities Management Associate and Professional Certificates provide a fast-track opportunity to (re)train for entry-level data center operations positions and to provide competency in critical infrastructure design and management, and problem-solving acumen. The program provides essential knowledge and skills in the unique aspects of managing the power, cooling and design of a data center facility as well as the information technology resources that continuously challenge system operational efficiency. The Professional certificate will focus on the interconnectivity of the data center, challenges of managing a "cloud" infrastructure and project management. Completion of the two certificates allows students to earn 20 undergraduate credits that can be applied toward the Marist College Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Data Center Technologies.

Associate Certificate in Data Center Facilities Management

Admission Requirements: High school diploma or equivalency. Students must pass each course with a "C" or better to attain certificates. 

ITS 130 Information Technology and Systems Concepts- 3 credits
CMPT 482 Introduction to Facilities Management- 3 credits
CMPT 487 Advanced Facilities Management- 3 credits

Professional Certificate in Data Center Facilities Management

Admission Requirements: High school diploma or equivalency. Students must pass each course with a "C" or better, plus successful completion of the Associate Certificate in Data Center Facilities Management (above).

CMPT 306 Data Communication and Networks- 4 credits
CMPT 309 Project Management- 3 credits
CMPT 483 Cloud Infrastructure and Services- 4 credits

A Flexible Online Data Center Technologies Adult Bachelor’s Degree

The Liberal Studies Bachelor’s Degree program often attracts non-traditional students, including military veterans2-year community college transfer students, and/or adult students who wish to finish their undergraduate degree.  The Data Center Technologies concentration is offered 100% online providing non-traditional bachelor’s degree students with the flexibility needed to complete their degree

Contact Marist to learn more about enrolling to earn your degree through the Liberal Studies Data Center Technologies concentration.

 


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