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IT-Cloud DevOps Specialist
Program Number: 101571
Your Degree:
Associate Degree
Area of Study:
Information Technology
Delivery Method:
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
64 Credits | Finish degree in 2 years
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  • Program Overview

    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.

    Program Details

    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. 


    Get in-demand skills
    Meet the growing need for IT professionals with experience in cloud computing and virtualization technologies.


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  • 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 Semester
    3 credits
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    3 credits
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    3 credits
    Second Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Third Semester
    1 credit
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Recommended Elective or General Elective
    3 credits
    Fourth Semester
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Recommended Elective or General Elective
    3 credits
    List of Recommended Electives
    3 credits
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    3 credits
  • Admission

    To Apply

    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 Dates

    Fall 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2024

    Spring 2025

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2025

    Admission Requirements

    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.

    Additional Notes

    • 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.

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

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  • Transfer Opportunities

    UW System Schools

    This 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 Schools

    Any 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.
  • Career Outcomes

    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 Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      Number of Program Graduates329
      Number of Surveys Sent329
      Number of Surveys Returned229
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment228
      Percent Available for Employment100.00%100.00%88.90%
      Not in Labor Market
      Percent Not in Labor Market0.00%0.00%11.10%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed227
      Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%100.00%87.50%
      Employed in Related Occupation115
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation50.00%50.00%71.40%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation112
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation50.00%50.00%28.60%
      Employed - No Response000
      Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Seeking Employment001
      Percent Seeking Employment0.00%0.00%12.50%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)343.6
      Number of Satisfaction Responses229
      Very Satisfied (4)025
      Percent Very Satisfied0.00%100.00%55.60%
      Satisfied (3)204
      Percent Satisfied100.00%0.00%44.40%
      Unsatisfied (2)000
      Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)000
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses229
      Preparation for Getting a Job213
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job100.00%50.00%33.30%
      Career Change004
      Percent Career Change0.00%0.00%44.40%
      Improvement of Existing Skills002
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills0.00%0.00%22.20%
      Preparation for Further Education010
      Percent Preparation for Further Education0.00%50.00%0.00%
      Personal Interest000
      Percent Personal Interest0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses227
      Before Enrollment003
      Percent Before Enrollment0.00%0.00%42.90%
      While Attending the College221
      Percent While Attending the College100.00%100.00%14.30%
      After Training at the College003
      Percent After Training at the College0.00%0.00%42.90%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses126
      In College District124
      Percent In College District100.00%100.00%66.70%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District000
      Percent of In Wisconsin0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Outside of Wisconsin002
      Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%33.30%
      Employer Location Unknown000
      Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend202020212022
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count115
      Average Monthly Wage$6,039$6,202$6,527
      Average Hourly Wage$35.11$36.06$37.95
      Average Work Hours per Week434041
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count
      Average Hourly Wage
      Average Work Hours per Week
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2022
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      Blain's Farm & FleetSenior Network EngineerJanesville
      Cascade Asset ManagementIT Generalist
      TDSNetwork Specialist
      York SolutionsIT ConsultantWestchesterIL
      ZendeskSoftware Engineer

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      ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

      *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

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