Computer Science & Information Systems Department

Cloud Computing Associate Degree


Cloud Computing Associate Degree

The Cloud Computing Associate Degree at Santa Monica College is a program designed to launch students into the forefront of the digital transformation era. As cloud computing reshapes industries globally, our program equips you with the essential skills and knowledge to thrive in this dynamic field. This program is your gateway to understanding cloud technologies, preparing you for in-demand certifications, and ultimately, a rewarding career in tech.

Program Overview

The Cloud Computing Associate Degree program is meticulously crafted to address the growing demand for skilled cloud professionals. Through a comprehensive curriculum of practical application, students will delve into the fundamentals of cloud computing, network architecture, and security. 

What You Will Learn

  • Design and Development: Gain the ability to design, develop, and manage scalable cloud solutions that align with business objectives.
  • Current Industry Practices: Master the latest methodologies, tools, and processes utilized in the cloud computing industry today.
  • Effective Communication: Enhance your ability to communicate complex cloud concepts clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with tech and business professionals.
  • Team Collaboration: Develop the skills to work and collaborate effectively, whether as an individual contributor or as part of a diverse team.

Your Pathway to Success

Our program serves as the foundation for those seeking to pursue cloud certifications in Architect or Operations pathways. With the lower division courses providing the necessary skills, students are well-prepared to navigate the exciting field of cloud computing. Graduates of the program are positioned to design, develop, and implement cloud-based solutions, meeting the technological needs of modern businesses and organizations.

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Students can finish within 2 years 

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Cloud Computing Courses

Embark on a journey into cloud computing with our Associate of Science in Cloud Computing program at Santa Monica College. This program covers essential topics like cloud technologies, security, networking, and databases, setting the stage for a successful IT career.

Cloud Computing & IT Courses:

Our curriculum offers 20 targeted cloud computing and IT courses, providing hands-on experience and the skills needed to excel in the dynamic IT industry. You'll learn to the foundation of cloud platforms and optimize infrastructure for rewarding career opportunities, plus Linux, Networking and Scripting.


Industry Cloud Computing and IT Certifications

Industry certifications in this degree program include AWS, Microsoft Azure and CompTIA. Earning certifications before you’ve even finished your degree gives you the knowledge, skills, and credentials that will immediately boost your résumé.

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  • Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

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  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Contact Cloud Computing Counselors and Faculty

Preferred Contact MethodEmail

  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Response Time: 1 business day


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