AWC's professional IT (Information Technology) certificates are designed to provide learners with working knowledge in troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, security, the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and optimizing the use of AWS Cloud and how they fit into cloud-based solutions. Each of the certificates can be completed in one or two semesters.

Graduates of the certificates will learn a wide range of skills and gain industry specific experience in:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of and skills in customer service, troubleshooting, networking protocols, and system administration.
  • Identify the benefits of cloud computer for business and describe the economic advantages of cloud computing and select services using the AWS Management Console and choose among AWS storage options to meet performance requirements.
  • Create Virtual Private Clouds on AWS.
  • Select storage, compute, database, and networking resources to improve performance and evaluate metrics for applications.
  • Use Elastic Load Balancing (EBL) to scale services and manage Identity and Access Management (IAM) to limit access and maintain security.
  • Integrate principles when migrating or designing new applications for the cloud, including security, reliability, high-performance, and cost efficiency.
  • Formulate decisions based on recommended architectural principles and best practices, evaluate AWS compute and networking options, and examine alternative support options and features.

Programs

Cloud Foundations Certificate

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

One Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
PIT 130 Amazon Web Services Academy Cloud Foundations 2 Major Requirement
    2  

Cloud Architecting Certificate

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
PIT 130 Amazon Web Services Academy Cloud Foundations 2 Prerequisite
    2  

Second Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
PIT 131 Amazon Web Services Cloud Architecting 3 Major Requirement
    3  

 

Professional IT Support Certificate

Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements

The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program.  For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Rev. 09/2019

One Semester

Course Course Title Credits Area
PIT 100 IT Support: Technical Support Fundamentals 2 Major Requirement
PIT 101 IT Support: Computer Networking 3 Major Requirement
PIT 102 IT Support: Operating Systems 3 Major Requirement
PIT 103 IT Support: System Administration 2 Major Requirement
PIT 104 IT Support: IT Security and Google Certification 2 Major Requirement
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Career Overview & Job Outlook

Successful completion of one or more of the professional IT certificates may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations and annual median wages. 

Cloud Practioner
Supervises the architecting and deployment of applications within AWS platforms; develops plans for the adoption of cloud solutions; manages and monitors cloud platforms; and designs and builds applications on the cloud.
$80,000-$120,000
Cloud Architect
Creates well-informed cloud strategies and manages the adaption process; regularly evaluates cloud applications, hardware, and software; develops and organizes cloud systems; works closely with IT security to monitor the company's cloud privacy; and responds to technical issues in a professional and timely manner.
$80,000-$180,000
Professional IT Support
Entry level IT technician/Helpdesk positions where individuals install and configure software and computer systems, troubleshoot and resolve issues with software or hardware, walk colleagues or clients through steps to help them resolve their technical problems, maintain procedures and reports that provide technical support to the entire organization.
$40,000-$60,000

Contact Information

Salil Dhawan
Professor of Computer Information Systems
(928) 317-7675

Brenda Doak
Executive Director for Downtown Center
(928) 317-6180