Cloud Computing - Amazon Web Services

Prepare or Advance Your Career in an Exciting Future in IT!

Want to learn more about the Cloud and how it can enhance your IT knowledge and career? We've partnered with the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Academy to be the first in the country to offer students an opportunity to gain a real-world understanding of AWS Cloud practices by accredited instructors. Seats are limited and our classes will fill quickly, so register today to secure your spot! Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Amazon Web Services.

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New Cloud Computing Scholarship!

Are you interested in furthering your education and employability through Amazon Web Services (AWS) and CompTIA A+ preparation? You may be eligible to receive $2,000.00 for course tuition and exam fees* through the Garcia Family Foundation Cloud Computing Scholarship!

For additional information, please visit the Garcia Family Foundation Cloud Computing Scholarship landing page. Please note that this scholarship operates on a "first come, first served" basis, and spots are limited.


*The Garcia Family Foundation will provide eligible students with $2,000.00 for course tuition and COMPTIA A+ exam fees, and provide AWS exam vouchers to cover the cost of AWS Cloud Certification exams at local professional testing centers.

Why Attend?

  • Job Prospect: 215,000 unfilled IT support jobs across the U.S.
  • Course Timeframe: 5 months
  • Certificate of Completion: Students will receive a Certificate of Completion upon fulfillment of the program
  • Accredited Instructors: Participants will be assigned an accredited instructor who is dedicated to helping you achieve success every step of the way

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Course Descriptions

Amazon Web Services: Academy Cloud Foundations (CLD110)
Provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, Amazon Web Services (AWS) core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. Helps to prepare students for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. Prerequisites: None. CIS105 suggested but not required.

Amazon Web Services: Cloud Architecting (CLD120)
Fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Focus on how to optimize use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and best practices for the AWS Cloud and how they fit into cloud-based solutions. Covers design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, as well as strategies and services implemented on AWS. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CLD110 or permission of Instructor.

Amazon Web Services Cloud Developing (CLD130)
Designed to provide technical knowledge and skills in cloud technology that can be developed with Amazon Web Services (AWS) software development kit (SDK). Focus on best practices for building and deploying secure applications in the AWS Cloud. Helps to prepare students for the AWS Certified Developer - Associate examination. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CLD120 or equivalent AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification. CLD110 and CNT140AB recommended.


$97 per credit hour, plus a one-time $15 registration fee

Total cost: *$597 (6 credits including the initial registration fee)

*Tuition does not include fees for materials, textbooks or certification exam.

Course Location

Mesa Community College, Southern and Dobson Campus

1833 West Southern Avenue Mesa, Arizona 85202


Please email Professor Dennis Kibbe with any questions regarding Cloud Computing/Amazon Web Services (AWS) courses.