The Cloud Computing program prepares students to design solutions for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) architectures by provisioning computing instances, establishing virtual private networks, managing databases and storage within a secure online environment. Students produce dynamic solutions responsive to information and computing technology workloads with on-demand pay-as-you-go pricing allowing flexibility for small business, entrepreneurship and enterprise adoption. Industry certifications are embedded to prepare for occupations in Cloud Architect, Cloud Support Associate, Cloud Engineer or Cloud Technicians. Some preparation in information technology or computer programming is recommended.
Student Learning Outcomes
● Design Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions by provisioning computing instances, establishing virtual private networks, managing databases and storage within a secure online environment.
● Analyze performance metrics of a cloud architecture to respond dynamically to information and computing technology workloads and optimize service costs.
● Collaborate in a team designing business solutions in an industry aligned project.
As of this submission, there are 12 Los Angeles County Community Colleges (El Camino, ELAC, Glendale, Harbor, Mission, Pierce, LATTC, LA Valley, Mt SAC, Rio Hondo, SMC, WLAC) pursuing the program with a projected enrollment of 1500-1800 and a completion rate of 75% or approximately 1,238 on a yearly basis. This value is tabulated by the approximation of the courses below with current enrollment levels in Fall 2018 (510) and the potential enrollment of upcoming colleges. With the inclusion of Orange County which is approximately ½ of Los Angeles in enrollment, an additional 619 completers are expected for a total of 1,857 yearly completers which would be an 91% increase in completion numbers for this general field of study. The completers would represent 38% of the annual job openings specific to AWS cloud technology and only 18% of the total openings in the field of information and computing technology within the Los Angeles/Orange County regions.
The Cloud Computing program develops skills for the occupations of cloud architect and cloud technician using Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leading cloud computing provider. The program bridges traditional on-premises data center skills of server installation, database management, and networking set-up and cabling into virtualizations of these information and computing technologies over online services. Job preparation will include industry certifications of AWS Cloud Practitioner and AWS Solutions Architect Associate mapped to course work.
The Cloud Computing program consists of four (4) core courses with a minimum of two (2) elective courses to accumulate the total certificate units. The core courses layout the foundational cloud technology knowledge with the initial course (Introduction to Cloud Computing) being a prerequisite for the other three. Colleges offering the program would select the elective emphasis with a minimum additional two courses.
(Y1 or S1)
|CIS 192|| Introduction to Cloud Computing ||3||1|
|CIS 193|| Database Essentials of Amazon Web Services||3||1|
|CIS 194||Compute Engines in Amazon Services ||3||2|
|CIS 195||Security in Amazon Web Services||3||2|
Total 6 units from one or 2 of the following courses:
CO SCI 801 Introduction to Computer Science - 6 units, S1
CO SCI 816 Introduction to Computer Architecture and Organization- 3 units, S2
CO SCI 832 Advanced Data Structure and Introduction to Databases - 3 units, S1
CO SCI 840 Object Oriented Programming in C++ - 3 units, S 2