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
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 five (5) core courses with a minimum of one (1) elective course to accumulate the total certificate units. The initial two core courses (CIS 170B - Network+, CIS 171A - Introduction to Cloud Computing) lay the technical foundational knowledge for the other three.
|CIS 171A||INTRODUCTION TO CLOUD COMPUTING ||3||1|
|CIS 171B||AMAZON WEB SERVICES-DATA STORAGE||3||2|
|CIS 171C||AMAZON WEB SERVICES-COMPUTING SERVICES||3||2|
|CIS 171D||AMAZON WEB SERVICES-SECURITY||3||2|
|ELECTIVES (SELECT ONE)|
|CIS 182||JAVA PROGRAMMING||3.5||2|
|Core||Networking Fundamentals, Introduction to Cloud Computing & Compute Engines in Amazon Web Services |
|Elective Topics||Computer programming language, operating systems, web development, Information and Communication Essentials, Business fundamentals, Customer Service|
|Certifications||AWS Cloud Practitioner|
|Core||Database Essentials in Amazon Web Services Security in Amazon Web Services|
|Elective Topics||Systems Administrator, Dev Ops, Cybersecurity, Big Data, Serverless Architecture|
|Certifications||AWS Solutions Architect - Associate|