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Submitter's Information


Jonathan Polidano


CTE Liaison


Inland Empire/Desert


Chaffey College

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Yolanda Friday

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Program Details

Program Title

Cloud Analyst Certificate of Achievement

Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Computer Infrastructure and Support (070800)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

This certificate will lay the foundation for a dynamic career in Cloud Computing with coursework focusing on private and public cloud architecture and implementation. Using hands-on labs, students are equipped with the skills needed to define and implement virtual and Cloud Computing concepts, infrastructure, resources, and security. Additionally, the coursework will introduce programming, systems administration, and networking. This Certificate earns credits towards both the Cloud Solutions Architect and Cloud Security Professional A.S. Degrees. This certificate prepares students to take the following seven industry certification exams: Network Pro and Client Pro, CompTIA Network+, Server+, Security+, and Cloud+, and Amazon AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.

Enrollment Completer Projections

The Cloud Computing program is most closely related to the networking program.  In fact, about fifty percent of the courses in the Cloud Computing pathway come from the networking pathway. Based on this information, we can gauge the success of the Cloud Computing program by reviewing historical data of networking courses.  Using Chaffey networking pathway data in the Chancellor's office Datamart we can estimate that upon program maturity we will have an average of 81 students enrolled in Cloud Computing. 

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 16 or greater semester (or 24 or greater quarter) units (C)
Program Goal

Our objective is to prepare students for positions as cloud analysts, architects, and security professionals with both experience and industry-recognized certifications so they can attain well-paying employment.  An Amazon AWS certification is one of the most sought-after and highest-paying certifications in the field of Cloud Computing.  CompTIA is vendor-neutral certification thus giving students the flexibility to apply to any Cloud Computing position.  Our courses will have both AWS and CompTIA industry certificates built right into the pathway.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)

Min: 22, Max: 23

Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

This certificate requires the completion of five courses totaling either 22 or 23 units. These classes are CIS-1 (3 units), CIS-4 (1.5 units), CIS-420 (1.5 units), either CIS-50 (3 units) or CISCO-1 (4 units), as well as CISCYBR-1 (3 units), CISNTWRK-11 (3 units), CISNTWRK-70 (4 units), and CISPROG-1 (3 units). 

Program Requirements
(Y1 or S1)
CIS-1Introduction to Computer Information Systems3S1
CIS-4Windows OS Administration1.5S1
CIS-420Computer Security Basics1.5S1
CIS-50 or CISCO-1---3.0S1
CISCYBR-1Introduction to Systems & Networking Cybersecurity3.0S2
CISNTWRK-11Microsoft Network Server3.0S2
CISNTWRK-70Virtualization, Cloud Essentials and Amazon Web Services4.0S2
CISPROG-1Introduction to Computer Programming3.0S2

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11/03/22 - 03:54 PM



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Diann Thursby Super User   ·  11/07/22

Received regional recommendation at 11-7-2022 IEDRC Deans Meeting.