Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Collin College Catalog 
2024-2025 Collin College Catalog

Cloud Computing - Infrastructure, Level 1 Certificate

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Cloud computing is one of the most highly paid jobs in information technology (IT). The rate at which organizations are migrating to cloud computing on a global level is far larger than the rate at which professionals enter the field to execute the cloud migration and maintenance. Businesses recognize how cloud computing improves the efficiency and adaptability of IT resources, making it a great career opportunity for young professionals. The Collin College Cloud Computing-Infrastructure AAS Degree will help students become seasoned cloud computing specialists by preparing them for widely recognized cloud certifications, and allowing graduates to aim for roles like:

  • Cloud Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • Pre-Sales Engineer
  • Cloud Support Specialist
  • Cloud Product Manager

The Cloud Computing-Infrastructure degree provides education and training for students interested in developing the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to serve as a cloud technology professional.

The Collin College Cloud Computing-Infrastructure degree will prepare students for an entry-level position or will augment existing IT professionals’ skills in supporting leading cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Additionally, the Computing degree program will immerse students in coursework, designed to prepare them for multiple industry certifications. For those wanting to enter the workforce quickly, the program offers a Level I Certificate in Cloud Computing Infrastructure or jump right into the full Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Cloud Computing in Infrastructure. Either way, results will come quickly with full-time enrollment. Upon completing the degree or certificate, students will possess the skills necessary to deploy and manage application workloads on enterprise customers’ cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Foundational topics included in the program include scripting languages, cloud storage, database technologies, cloud networking, and security concepts related to cloud computing. More advanced operational concepts covered in the program include serverless computing, cloud infrastructure automation, containerization, and the orchestration of containerized application workloads such as Docker, and Kubernetes.

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