Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: Face coverings are mandatory inside all South Mountain Community College buildings, including the SMC Library. Read more about this decision here, and a message from the Maricopa County Community College District here

Amazon Web Services Cloud Associate

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Associate builds the knowledge and skills to design, plan, and implement a cloud solution architecture. Students will be introduced to concepts and hands-on opportunities to manage cloud systems/architectures for real world-applications. Students with the requisite experience in the field who complete this CCL can pursue employment in a variety of information technology jobs. This CCL also helps to prepare students for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate examination, which is the second level of the AWS certifications.


Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Amazon Web Services Cloud Associate (CER)
Total Credits Required
Effective term
Spring 2021

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
This Certificate of Completion (CCL) is intended for industry professionals with the requisite experience such as database, Linux, information security, networking, programming, and DevOps who are interested in expanding their knowledge in the area of cloud computing to enhance their employment opportunities. Speak to a program director for additional information.

Courses within any of the following prefixes must be taken within five (5) years prior to completion of the program to be applied toward this award: BPC, CIS, CLD, CNT, ITS, and MST.

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Integrate Amazon Web Services cloud technologies and services to transform IT Systems. (CLD110, CLD120)
  • Configure Amazon Web Services cloud systems for high availability, fault tolerance, and scalability. (CLD110, CLD120)
  • Utilize the appropriate tools and services to provide multi-layered security for content in the cloud. (CLD110, CLD120)
  • Design well-architected cloud solutions to meet business needs. (CLD110, CLD120)
  • Configure storage, compute, database, networking resources and troubleshoot to improve performance and evaluate metrics for applications. (CLD110, CLD120)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CLD110Amazon Web Services Cloud Foundations (3)
Certificate of Completion in Amazon Web Services Cloud Practitioner (5141N) (3)
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification badge (0)
Permission of Program Director (0)0-3
(CCL/5141N is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.)
CLD120Amazon Web Services Cloud Architect Associate3

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.