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Take your skills and abilities to the next level and become a leader in securing and managing an organization’s cloud infrastructure, one of the fastest growing fields in IT.
The Cloud Computing program is ideal for individuals with previous experience and education in computer systems, programming or cybersecurity and who want to capitalize on the increasing demand from IT organizations for new professionals to help them secure and manage their cloud infrastructure.
Beyond the classroom, students will have the opportunity to pursue unique experiential learning opportunities through the Durham College AI Hub and Centre for Cybersecurity Innovation, and can pursue an optional work term that will provide them with critical real-world experience. All of this means that upon graduation, students will have the knowledge, skills and expertise to succeed in an industry with strong labour demand, while also preparing for success in challenging a range of industry certifications.
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This program emphasizes leadership in the design, implementation and deployment of services in the cloud by utilizing cloud computing, privacy and legal principles and methodology to meet system requirements and align with business goals and objectives.
Graduates can address back-end and front-end configuration, as well as develop administration and troubleshooting techniques to manage a cloud environment. Graduates are prepared to address the demand for strategies in cloud computing and infrastructure deployment.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be prepared to write industry standard cloud technology certifications from three of the largest public cloud service providers: Amazon (AWS), Microsoft (Azure) and Google (GCP) cloud.
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyDC.
Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
More than 75% of this program is delivered in-person.
The rest of the coursework will be delivered using hybrid, flexible or online formats. Students will come to campus to complete in-person learning requirements.Detailed schedules, with course-specific delivery information, will be available after registration. Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
Graduates can work at any organization utilizing a cloud platform, including those utilizing Amazon (AWS), Microsoft (Azure) and Google (GCP) cloud.
Participating in the optional work term semester is an excellent way to build your professional network, explore career paths and apply in-class teachings to real work situations.
Students in the Cloud Computing graduate certificate program will be invited to apply to the optional work term semester during their first academic semester. Entrance to the optional work term semester is limited and the processes for securing a work term are competitive. Students who qualify for the optional work term semester will be eligible to complete a four-month, paid work term after academic semester 2.
Supports are available through Experiential Learning to assist students with securing their work terms. In addition, Experiential Learning is in contact with work term students and their employers during the work terms to help with any questions.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.
Once transferred to the work term option of this program, students will have an administrative fee of $475 assessed to their accounts during the academic semester(s) prior to scheduled work term(s). The administrative fee goes to support the broad array of support services provided to work term students. These services are dedicated to support student success.
If you are an international student enrolled in the work term option, you are required to have a valid co-op work permit before starting your work term. You must apply for and receive a Social Insurance Number in order to work in Canada. Documentation and instructions on how to apply for a co-op work permit will be provided only to students who are successful with their application into the work term option once semester 1 grades have been finalized.
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