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Amazon Web Services allows students to test the waters of a career in IT with Cloud Foundations or dive in and work up to a Cloud Architect. Get a basic understanding of networking and how AWS structures their cloud.

Approx. Number of Hours/Months:

32 hour /2-3 months

Program Cost:**


Est. Hourly Wage:*

$25.80 per hour

Min. Occupational Requirements:

Differs based on employer.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Practitioner Job Overview

Just about everybody uses the “Cloud” in some way or another. No matter your role, having a background in IT Networking and an understanding of the Cloud will make you stand out above the rest. AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner validates cloud fluency and foundational AWS knowledge.Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Practitioner Digital Badge

Licensure/certification earned

Students are prepared to take the AWS Cloud Practitioner Exam.  

Financial Assistance

There’s more than $100,000 in funding available to help pay for short-term job training, plus tuition assistance for eligible non-credit students.


View all current course offerings. Not all courses are offered within every term schedule.

This is a prerequisite course for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) certification track and provides a basic understanding of networking, terms and concepts. Students will gain a strong understanding of basic networking and concepts that are crucial to success of AWS certification.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides secure cloud solutions to millions of clients to help businesses grow. Skills related to cloud computing and knowledge of AWS are in high demand as companies leverage the cloud for a variety of applications. Learn about cloud computing concepts, AWS core services, security, architecture, pricing and support. General IT technical and IT business knowledge recommended.

Additional Information & Program Requirements

You should have a solid familiarity with computers and the internet.

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Interested in enrolling?

Contact our Continuing Education Office (Room A115) if you have any questions or concerns.

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*Wages are based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only. 

**Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.