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Cloud Computing, Certificate of Proficiency (CCCP)

Effective: Fall 2023

The Cloud Computing certificate program will prepare students for employment in Cloud Computing fields such as Cloud Administration, Cloud Development, Security, Architecture, Data, DevOps, and Machine Learning.  The material presented in the Cloud Computing certificate program will provide the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully deploy and manage cloud services and systems including virtualized compute, storage, networking, database, and security and governance of these services.    

Courses taken in this degree program specifically relate to and will help prepare students for the following industry certification exams;  AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator,  AZ-303 Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies.

The Cloud Computing certificate offers general cloud computing training plus the flexibility of tailoring part of the curricula to match one of two professional pathways:  Cloud Engineer/Architect and Cloud Software Developer.

Cloud Engineer/Architect:

The cloud architect designs and implements a company's cloud computing strategies. They ensure that everything stays on track, on budget and that the company's transition to cloud operations goes smoothly.  Cloud engineers are responsible for the managerial aspects of a company's cloud strategies. Engineers often work alongside architects to ensure a company's cloud strategies are implemented. 

Cloud Software Developer: Cloud software engineers work with programmers and related computer scientists to develop software that operates in the cloud. Popular languages for Cloud Development include Python, Java, PHP, and JavaScript as well as knowledge and experience with database technologies.  

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Configure, deploy, and manage Cloud services including compute, networking, storage, database, security and application services.
  • Explain Cloud concepts in terms of economics and design principles.
  • Provision and manage cloud resources utilizing Azure portal, AWS console, and Azure and AWS command-line interfaces.
  • Define and design for security and compliance.
  • Design high-performing, resilient, secure and cost-optimized architecture.


Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
CS 101 Introduction to Computer Science 3
CS 113 Database Management Systems 3
NET 110 Network Communications 3
NET 116 Microsoft Server I: Installation and Storage 4
Second Semester
CS 142 Introduction to Cloud Computing Concepts and Administration using Microsoft Azure 3
CS 143 Introduction to Cloud Computing Concepts and Administration using Amazon Web Services 3
NET 230 Linux Operating Systems I 4
Elective by Pathway 3-4
Cloud Software Developer Pathway Select One:
Introduction to Python
Introduction to Java Programming
Intermediate Python
Intermediate Java Programming
Data Structures and Algorithms
Responsive Web Design
Cloud Engineer/Architect Pathway Select One:
Microsoft Server: Networking
Cyber and Network Security Concepts
Third Semester
CS 242 Azure Cloud Architect Technologies 3
CS 243 Amazon AWS Cloud Solutions Architecture 3
 Total Hours32-33

Career Information for this Program

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