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Cloud Computing

Career Studies Certificate

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Be a part of computing’s future – today!

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Cloud computing is the cutting edge of information systems technology. Gain the edge by completing Tidewater Community College's Career Studies Certificate in Cloud Computing.

As an expert in this rapidly-evolving field, you will be prepared to install, deploy, configure, manage, secure and analyze cloud computing technologies.

Graduates may find employment as storage managers, storage administrators, storage architects, business continuity administrators, business recovery administrators, cloud architects, cloud administrators, server administrators, server systems administrators, monitoring operators, network administrators, and systems analysts. 

TCC is a member of the EMC Academic Excellence (EMCAA) and an authorized VMware IT Academy (vITA) partner, which entitles students to sit for industry certification exams.

Certify your skills

Earn valuable industry credentials! Course work in this program qualifies you to sit for certification exams including

  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • EMC Proven Professional Cloud Infrastructure and Services
  • EMC Proven Professional Backup Recovery Systems and Architecture
  • EMC Proven Professional Information Storage and Management
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Go further

Apply all of the credits you earn in this program toward TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology.

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Designed for working professionals with significant networking experience

Program head Robert Guess is a contributor to "The Computer Security Handbook," a classic textbook in the field

Complete this certificate in just 3 semesters of part-time study

Median annual salary

Jobs related to this field have a median annual salary of $72,010*

Power up!

If you want to get into the information technology field, or advance in your current IT career, an industry credential can be your ticket to success. (TCC CareerFocus magazine)

Continuing education

TCC's Center for Workforce Solutions offers IT programs that you can complete in just weeks

What does this program cost?

TCC’s Career Studies Certificate in Cloud Computing consists of 3 semesters of part-time study, with classes held on the Chesapeake campus.

Estimated Program Cost*:
28 credits x $181.10 per credit = $5,070.80 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2017 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

Where can you go?

While many graduates find employment or gain promotion with the cloud computing career studies certificate, you may also transfer to a four-year school to work toward your bachelor of science in information technology or related field.

You may also apply your credits toward TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology or the 3-semester certificate

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:

  • are detail-oriented
  • have substantial computer networking experience
  • embrace teamwork

* Salary estimate is provided for comparison purposes only and doesn’t constitute a promise of employment or earnings. Salaries were calculated based on related job codes and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.