Information Technology: Cloud Computing Certificate

Cerro Coso IWV campus

What can I do with this?

The Information Technology: Cloud Computing Certificate

  • Provides students with understanding of cloud environments and cloud support principles and configurations that are commonly used in the industry.
  • Prepares students to transition traditional technology architectures to a cloud platform.
  • Prepares students for careers in the cloud computing area and to enter the workforce as a cloud system administrator, cloud technician, cloud architect, and cloud security officer.
  • Prepares students to transfer to a Baccalaureate program in Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems or related programs.

You can use this to:

  • Earn a two-year Associates degree.
  • Enhance career opportunities as a:
    • Cloud System Administrator
    • Cloud Technician
    • Cloud Architect
    • Cloud Security Officer

As technology advances, computer specialists are in more demand than ever before. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the computer information systems profession will grow at a faster than average rate through 2020, by 22 percent.

What will I learn?

  • Apply support strategies in client computing and user support, including the ability to configure, install, diagnose, and support hardware and software issues.
  • Design, implement, test, and debug a program that uses each of the following fundamental programming constructs: basic computation, simple input/output, standard conditional and iterative structures, and functions.
  • Design, analyze, and support computer networks.
  • Optimize technology infrastructure that has been migrated from an on-premise environment to a cloud platform.
  • Describe existing and emerging technologies and their impact on organizations and society.
  • Compare and contrast different cloud networking services.

What courses do I take?

Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.


Complete all of the following courses:

Program Pathways

All classes needed for this certificate are available at the following campuses: CC Online

See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

How can I afford it?

This degree requires 22.0 units and will likely take 2 semesters.

Approximate Total Costs

CA Residents

22.0 units

at $46 per unit

Equals $1,012 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $1,320* for books and supplies

Total cost $2,332 for 2 semesters


22.0 units

at $375 per unit

Equals $8,250 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $1,320* for books and supplies

Total cost $9,570 for 2 semesters

*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.

Need help? Financial Aid can help with fee waivers and scholarships and other aid. Make sure to fill out your FAFSA every January.