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With an associate degree from Madison College in our IT-Cloud DevOps Specialist program, you'll learn the fundamentals of architecture, deployment, management and operations on leading cloud computing platforms.
Valuable skills sought by employers including cloud-based identity management, networking, infrastructure migration and management, application deployment and automation, as well as security and cost controls are at the core of this program. The IT-Cloud DevOps Specialist focuses on the Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure cloud environments. The virtual computing capability and cloud services offered by these two industry leaders are revolutionizing the way business of all sizes approach their information technology needs.
Students in the IT-Cloud DevOps Specialist program can attend full or part time.
The core classes unique to the IT-Cloud DevOps Specialist program are offered only online or during the day.
IT-Cloud DevOps Specialist classes are offered at our Madison Truax campus.
If you start this program in the spring semester it may take 5 semesters to complete and classes are only offered in the daytime or online.
Madison College associate degree graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of cloud support including:
- Cloud System Administrator
- Cloud Support Associate
- Cloud Support Engineer
With additional work experience you may be qualified for employment as a Cloud Solutions Architect.
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2024-2025 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.First Semester10-107-1111 credit10-150-1043 credits10-151-1021 credit10-154-1843 credits10-156-1243 credits10-801-1953 credits10-809-1993 creditsSecond SemesterThird SemesterFourth SemesterList of Recommended Electives
Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!
International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.
- Application open
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2024
All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.
1. Admission Application
The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.
2. Education Completion
Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:
- High school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
- GED/HSED transcript
- College transcript(s) showing:
- Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
- At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
- The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
- Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum
All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.
- Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
- Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.
UW System SchoolsThis articulation agreement establishes a cooperative relationship between the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-W) and Madison College effective for students starting the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)- Computer Science-Applied Computing Emphasis, in or after the fall 2022 term. Students transferring under the guidelines of this articulation agreement must successfully complete the Associate of Applied Science-Information Technology degree program in one of the following areas: Cybersecurity Specialist, Web Software Developer, Cloud DevOps Specialist, Network Specialist, or Systems Administration Specialist
Wisconsin Private SchoolsAny Madison College student who has successfully completed an associate degree in applied science after 2015, and meets admission requirements for the Rader School of Business (RSOB) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Technical Sales at MSOE by successfully completing the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Business Administration program. --- In particular, any Madison College student who successfully completes all technical courses and general education courses in their AAS program with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; successfully completes all other specified courses, as defined in this transfer agreement, with a grade of C or better (not C-) in each course; and meets the MSOE admission requirements for transfer students into the BBA Program at MSOE, minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative GPA from the last regionally accredited school will be admitted into the AAS to BBA Technical Sales Transfer Track in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at MSOE.
After completing the IT-Cloud DevOps Specialist program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:
- Install, configure and support industry standard client/server operating systems.
- Install, configure and support network devices.
- Solve problems individually and in a team environment.
- Develop scripting for IT automation.
- Deploy, configure and support services in a cloud environment.
- Use DevOps methodology to deploy IT applications.
- Develop and deploy software defined IT infrastructure.
- Architect and implement virtualized computing platforms.
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2020 2021 2022 Number of Program Graduates 3 2 9 Number of Surveys Sent 3 2 9 Number of Surveys Returned 2 2 9 Percent of Surveys Returned Available for Employment 2 2 8 Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 100.00% 88.90% Not in Labor Market Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 0.00% 11.10% Available for Employment
2020 2021 2022 Graduates Employed 2 2 7 Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 100.00% 87.50% Employed in Related Occupation 1 1 5 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 50.00% 50.00% 71.40% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 1 2 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 50.00% 50.00% 28.60% Employed - No Response 0 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Seeking Employment 0 0 1 Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 0.00% 12.50% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2020 2021 2022 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3 4 3.6 Number of Satisfaction Responses 2 2 9 Very Satisfied (4) 0 2 5 Percent Very Satisfied 0.00% 100.00% 55.60% Satisfied (3) 2 0 4 Percent Satisfied 100.00% 0.00% 44.40% Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 0 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2020 2021 2022 Number of Primary Reason Responses 2 2 9 Preparation for Getting a Job 2 1 3 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 100.00% 50.00% 33.30% Career Change 0 0 4 Percent Career Change 0.00% 0.00% 44.40% Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 2 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 0.00% 22.20% Preparation for Further Education 0 1 0 Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 50.00% 0.00% Personal Interest 0 0 0 Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Other 0 0 0 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2020 2021 2022 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 2 2 7 Before Enrollment 0 0 3 Percent Before Enrollment 0.00% 0.00% 42.90% While Attending the College 2 2 1 Percent While Attending the College 100.00% 100.00% 14.30% After Training at the College 0 0 3 Percent After Training at the College 0.00% 0.00% 42.90% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2020 2021 2022 Number of Employment Location Responses 1 2 6 In College District 1 2 4 Percent In College District 100.00% 100.00% 66.70% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0 Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 2 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 33.30% Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2020 2021 2022 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 1 1 5 Average Monthly Wage $6,039 $6,202 $6,527 Average Hourly Wage $35.11 $36.06 $37.95 Average Work Hours per Week 43 40 41 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count Average Hourly Wage Average Work Hours per Week
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions Blain's Farm & Fleet Senior Network Engineer Janesville Cascade Asset Management IT Generalist TDS Network Specialist York Solutions IT Consultant Westchester IL Zendesk Software Engineer
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