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DevOps Engineering

Are you interested in a bachelor’s degree in IT that offers you real-world job skills, services, and tools used by DevOps engineering professionals. Then the Bachelor of Applied Science DevOps Engineering degree at SCC could be the right path for you to become a prepared professional in the workforce.

DevOps bonds Software development with the Networking & Cloud operations needed to deploy and manage software. Software development and Networking & Cloud operations historically worked independently of one another, DevOps is the process of combining people, processes, and technologies to build higher quality software rapidly.

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in DevOps Engineering will provide students with a foundation of theoretical and technical knowledge in DevOps. This degree prepares graduates to close the gap between software development and IT operations to create a unified and responsive approach to changing business needs and rapidly releasing high-quality application software and IT systems.

  1. Create automated processes to build, test, and merge new code written by multiple programmers.
  2. Enhance the company's IT infrastructure security protocals.
  3. Identify manual processes that can be automated.
  4. Consider the organization's entire IT infrastructure when making changes and improvements
  5. Maintain and improve the company's cloud infrastructure.
  6. Develop fundamental Software Development, Computer Networking, and Cloud Computing skills.

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the specialized field of DevOps.

DevOps bonds Software development with the Networking & Cloud operations needed to deploy and manage software. Software development and Networking & Cloud operations historically worked independently of one another, DevOps is the process of combining people, processes, and technologies to build higher quality software rapidly.
 
The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in DevOps Engineering will provide students with a foundation of theoretical and technical knowledge in DevOps. This degree prepares graduates to close the gap between software development and IT operations to create a unified and responsive approach to changing business needs and rapidly releasing high-quality application software and IT systems.
 
The program map below represents the courses a student would take entering with the Cloud Computing AAS. The courses students are required to take in the DevOps program in quarters 7-12 depend on the degree a student brings into the program. The Computer Network Design and Administration and the Software Development AAS degrees also feed into this program, and each have a set of required courses in the DevOps program. No student will be allowed to register for quarters 7-12 without meeting with DevOps faculty or Program Specialist
 
Note: It is required for all DevOps students to meet with DevOps faculty or Pathways Specialist in order to register for DevOps courses. Students will be given detailed instructions for which courses they should register for and their success in the program is dependent on appropriate course selection in each quarter. 
 

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Total Program Credits: 180


Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 106
Network Math  
2
CIS 108
Computer Math  
3
CIS 201
IT Essentials  
5
CIS 210
Introduction to Multi-Cloud  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 134
Virtualization Technologies  
3
CIS 244
Windows Server Installation and Configuration  
5
CIS 246
AWS Cloud Practitioner  
2
ENGL&101
English Composition I  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 206
Introduction to Linux/Unix  
5
CIS 236
Windows Server Administration  
5
CIS 250
Cisco I Introduction to Networks  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 207
AWS Solutions Architect I  
5
CIS 213
Advanced Linux/Unix  
5
CIS 263
Advanced Windows Server  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 208
AWS Solutions Architect II  
5
CIS 270
Principles of Network Security  
5
CIS 277
Database Administration  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 200
Cisco DevNet  
5
CIS 203
AWS SysOps Administrator  
5
CMST&210
Interpersonal Communication  
5
Total Credits
 
15

NOTE: Students must meet with a DevOps faculty member or counselor before they can register for BAS classes.

Seventh Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DVOP 320
Introduction to DevOps  
5
DVOP 372
Cisco Network Infrastructure II   1
5
 
Natural Sciences with a lab component  
5
Total Credits
 
15
ASTR&101
Intro to Astronomy  
5
BIOL&160
General Biology w/Lab  
5
CHEM&110
Chemical Concepts w/Lab  
5
ENVS&101
Intro to Env Science  
5
GEOL&101
Intro Physical Geology  
5
PHYS 100
Introductory Physics  
5

Eighth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DVOP 310
Dev Ops Programming I  
5
DVOP 373
Cisco Network Infrastructure III   2
5
 
Social Sciences Electives  
5
Total Credits
 
15
Social Sciences Electives: Choose 5 credits Social Sciences Electives: Choose 5 credits  
ANTH&100
Survey of Anthropology  
5
GEOG&100
Introduction to Geography  
5
PSYC&100
General Psychology  
5
SOC& 101
Intro to Sociology  
5

Ninth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DVOP 311
DevOps Programming II   3
5
DVOP 374
Cisco Network Infrastructure IV   4
5
 
Humanities  
5
Total Credits
 
15
Humanities: Choose 5 credits Humanities: Choose 5 credits  
CMST 226
Gender Communication  
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication  
5
FILM 141
Introduction to Film  
5
MUSC 106
History of Popular Music  
5

Tenth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DVOP 400
DevOps I  
5
DVOP 410
DevOps Programming III   5
5
 
General Electives  
5
Total Credits
 
15
BUS& 101
Intro to Business  
5
BUS& 201
Business Law  
5
CIS 110
Introduction to Computer Applications  
5
CMST&101
Introduction to Communication  
5
CMST&220
Public Speaking  
5
CMST 250
Managing Conflict Through Communication  
5
ENGL&102
Composition II  
5
HLTH 102
Health Enhancement  
5
MATH&107
Math in Society  
5
MATH&141
Precalculus I  
5
MATH&146
Introduction to Stats  
5
PE 275
Diversity in Sports  
5

Eleventh Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DVOP 401
DevOps II  
5
DVOP 411
DevOps Proggramming IV   6
5
 
General Electives  
5
Total Credits
 
15
BUS& 101
Intro to Business  
5
BUS& 201
Business Law  
5
CIS 110
Introduction to Computer Applications  
5
CMST&101
Introduction to Communication  
5
CMST&220
Public Speaking  
5
CMST 250
Managing Conflict Through Communication  
5
ENGL&102
Composition II  
5
HLTH 102
Health Enhancement  
5
MATH&107
Math in Society  
5
MATH&141
Precalculus I  
5
MATH&146
Introduction to Stats  
5
PE 275
Diversity in Sports  
5

Twelfth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
DVOP 480
AWS DevOps Engineering  
5
 
General Electives  
10
Total Credits
 
15
BUS& 101
Intro to Business  
5
BUS& 201
Business Law  
5
CIS 110
Introduction to Computer Applications  
5
CMST&101
Introduction to Communication  
5
CMST&220
Public Speaking  
5
CMST 250
Managing Conflict Through Communication  
5
ENGL&102
Composition II  
5
HLTH 102
Health Enhancement  
5
MATH&107
Math in Society  
5
MATH&141
Precalculus I  
5
MATH&146
Introduction to Stats  
5
PE 275
Diversity in Sports  
5

1 Prerequisite: DVOP 371 or instructor permission
2 Prerequisite: DVOP 372 or instructor permission
3 Prerequisite: DVOP 310 or instructor permission
4 Prerequisite: DVOP 373 or instructor permission
5 Prerequisite: DVOP 311 or instructor permission
6 Prerequisite: DVOP 410 or instructor permission

In addition to holding a technical associate degree in computer network design & administrations, Cloud Computing or Software Development, applicants to the BAS DevOps Engineering will need to meet the minimum requirements outlined below. Students with technical degrees in Computer Network Design & Administrations, Cloud Computing or Software Development are well prepared for the BAS DevOps Engineering.

Courses will be taught entirely online. 20 credits will consist of core courses in DevOps, 35 credits of DevOps electives, and general education courses in communication studies, business, and health.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. An associate degree (90 credits or more) from a regionally accredited college or university in the area of Software Development, Computer Networking, Cloud Computing, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, or related field.
  2. Minimum 2.5 cumulative G.P.A.
  3. Minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 in one of the following groups of courses:
    • HTML/CSS3 equivalent to CIS111, Programming equivalent to CIS146, Mobile Development equivalent to CIS218 OR
    • A+ certification course equivalent to CIS201, Linux/Unix equivalent to CIS213, Database Administration equivalent to CIS277 OR
    • Cloud Practitioner equivalent to CIS246, Windows Server equivalent to CIS263, SysOps Administrator equivalent to CIS203

All students are required to meet with DevOps faculty or Pathway Specialist before they will be allowed to register for DevOps courses to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science portion of the program. Success in the program is highly dependent on following the course recommendations in each quarter of the program.

Please contact the DevOps faculty for more information or with any questions.


 
Costs for completing a degree or certificate can vary. For more information about costs, visit our How Much Does it Cost? page.

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Ryan Markofski

Pathway Specialist
Ryan.Markofski@scc.spokane.edu
509-533-7490