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Mission Critical Operations Data Center

Quick Facts

  • Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (60 semester credit hours)
  • Certificate: Level I (30 semester credit hours)
  • Full program is offered at: South Campus


A mission critical operation:

  • Depends on 24/7 operation
  • Requires round-the-clock supervision of systems
  • Focuses on combating threats of critical infrastructure operations failure

Demand is growing for mission critical operators who keep systems functioning and protected.

Help keep critical data centers running

Our program will prepare you to work in a wide range of positions in specific mission critical environments, operations technology, and maintenance.

The course work emphasizes analytical and problem-solving skills.

You will learn how to:

  • Distinguish between mission critical and non-mission critical scenarios
  • Manage security and safety in critical operations sites
  • Evaluate storage architectures and key data center elements in classic, virtualized, and cloud environments
  • Describe contingency plans for backup, replication, and archiving

Program Options



Level I


After successfully completing our program, you will be prepared for jobs as entry-level technicians with:

  • Businesses
  • Industries
  • Educational systems
  • Governmental agencies

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South Campus

Shahla Durany, Instructor, Department Chair

Updated May 22, 2019