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Cloud Computing

Learn how to configure and manage IT services via the internet. Cloud Computing is the delivery of computing services including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence in the cloud.

You will learn the tools needed to run infrastructure more efficiently providing faster innovation with flexible resources by implementing compute services over the internet, this program prepares you for many career fields in the rapidly growing technology industry.

  1. Learn cloud computing concepts and techniques that enable students to be lifelong learner as technology evolves.
  2. Understand and implement cloud computing services (PaaS, SaaS, IaaS & FaaS).
  3. Communicate with clients to configuring cloud, multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments.
  4. Demonstrate how to integrate on-promise and cloud computing networks.
  5. Demonstrate responsibility for meeting deadlines and addressing client needs.
  6. Understand how technology relates and impacts society.
  7. Demonstrate professionalism and flexibility.
  8. Develop research skills and techniques.

The Cloud Computing program trains students to deploy secure computing services, including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence, over the Internet ("the cloud") to provide flexible and scalable IT resources. Graduates from this program acquire problem solving skills, are encouraged to work independently and as a team, and be ethical in all interactions.
 
Goals
The Cloud Computing program prepares students to use cloud computing resources to provide easy, scalable access to computing resources and IT services.
 

Breaking Ground on Your Pathway


Placement

Math placement is not required for this program.

Prepare for College-level English

English placement is required for this program. If your English placement is below ENGL& 101, you’ll need to take following sequence of courses, starting from the level you placed into:
AE 36 → AE 46 and 47 (taken together) → AE 67 → ENGL 99 → ENGL& 101

Plan Your Courses

Meet with our counselors to customize this plan just for you. You can also search the quarterly schedule for class days and times.

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Total Program Credits: 90


Program Courses

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 106
Network Math  
2
CIS 108
Computer Math  
3
CIS 201
IT Essentials  
5
CIS 210
Introduction to Multi-Cloud  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 134
Virtualization Technologies  
3
CIS 244
Windows Server Installation and Configuration  
5
CIS 246
AWS Cloud Practitioner  
2
ENGL&101
English Composition I   2
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 206
Introduction to Linux/Unix  
5
CIS 236
Windows Server Administration  
5
CIS 250
Cisco I Introduction to Networks  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 207
AWS Solutions Architect I  
5
CIS 213
Advanced Linux/Unix  
5
CIS 263
Advanced Windows Server  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 208
AWS Solutions Architect II  
5
CIS 270
Principles of Network Security  
5
CIS 277
Database Administration  
5
Total Credits
 
15

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CIS 200
Cisco DevNet  
5
CIS 203
AWS SysOps Administrator  
5
 
Communications Elective   1
5
Total Credits
 
15
BUS 280
Human Relations in Business  
5
CMST&210
Interpersonal Communication  
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication  
5
CMST&230
Small Group Communication  
5
CMST 250
Managing Conflict Through Communication  
5
ENGL&235
Technical Writing  
5

1 Select from the communication elective group
2 ENGL& 101 can be substituted with BT 105 or BT 274

Estimated costs for completing this program

 
WA Resident
Non-Resident
International
Tuition
$ 9,242
$ 11,460
$ 21,142
Books
$ 150
$ 150
$ 150
Course Fees
$ 52
$ 52
$ 52
Institutional Fees
$ 3,212
$ 3,212
$ 3,212
Total Costs
$ 12,655
$ 14,873
$ 24,555

Costs for completing a degree or certificate can vary. For more information about costs, visit our How Much Does it Cost? page.

  • Tami Absalonson
    Tami Absalonson
    Computer Informat Systems
    A.A.S., Master Electronics Technical Certificate, Spokane Community College; Vocational Teaching Certificate, Eastern Washington University
    Tami.Absalonson@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-8369
  • Loni Bentz
    Loni Bentz
    Counselor
    Certification, Spokane Community College; A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., M.S.W., Eastern Washington University
    Loni.Bentz@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-8449
  • Scott Dawson
    Scott Dawson
    Computer Informat Systems
    A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; A.A.S., Spokane Community College; B.A., Eastern Washington University
    Scott.Dawson@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-7471
  • Laura Kier
    Laura Kier
    Computer Informat Systems
    B.S., Oregon State University; Additional Studies, Spokane Community College, Spokane Falls Community College, and Oregon State University; Certification, CCNA
    Laura.Kier@scc.spokane.edu
    509-533-8446