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Data Center Education Overview

The Data Center Facilities Management Associate and Professional Certificate programs provide competency in critical infrastructure design, management, and problem-solving acumen.  While learning relevant, job-related skills, participants earn undergraduate credits that can be applied toward a fully online bachelor’s degree at Marist College.  The program provides participants with essential knowledge and skills in facilities management, infrastructure, power, cooling, data communication, project management and cloud computing.


Associate Certificate in Data Center Facilities Management

Requirements:   The additional requirement of Advanced Facilities Management is effective immediately for new students. Students currently enrolled in the Facilities Management program will be subject to new requirements effective Spring 2015.  

  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

Requirements:   Successful completion of the Associate Certificate in Data Center Facilities Management (above), plus:

CMPT 306            Data Communication and Networks- 4 credits

CMPT 309            Project Management- 3 credits

CMPT 483           Cloud Infrastructure and Services- 4 credits


Certified Data Center Professional Certificate

Requirements:  Successful completion of both the Associate and the Professional  Data Center Facilities Management Certificates (above), plus:

ORG 101             Managing Organizations- 3 credits

ORG 203             Practical Applications of Accounting- 3 credits


**Students interested in the Operations and Process Management Certificate must complete ITS 430 (System Design and Analysis) in the Fall 2014 semester.  


 If you have an interest in learning more about this certificate program for the Fall, please complete the Interest Acknowledgment Form and submit it to



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