There is a growing need for IT professionals with experience in cloud computing and virtualization technologies. With an associate degree from Madison College in IT-Cloud DevOps Specialist, you will 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 may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Truax
** note that if starting in Spring term, it may take 5 semesters to complete program. Courses core to the IT-Cloud DevOps Specialist program will only be offered during the daytime for students accepted in the Spring term.
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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 2021-2022 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 SemesterSecond SemesterThird SemesterRecommended Elective or General Elective
3 creditsFourth SemesterRecommended Elective or General Elective
3 creditsList 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.
Fall 2021 Application Dates
- Application available on September 15, 2020
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2021
Fall 2022 Application Dates
- Application available on September 15, 2021
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2022
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
Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:
- High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
- GED/HSED score report
- College transcript showing an associate degree or higher
3. Residency Requirement
Per Wisconsin Statute TCS-10, because this program has limited capacity and the application deadline is after January 1 for fall:
- May only be considered after January 1 for the upcoming fall term
- Will not be considered if a waitlist forms
Non-district state residents
- May only be considered after January 1 for the upcoming fall term
- Will be considered if a waitlist forms
- Minnesota residents are considered non-district state residents for admission purposes
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 the 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.
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
2019 2020 Number of Program Graduates 5 3 Number of Surveys Sent 5 3 Number of Surveys Returned 5 2 Percent of Surveys Returned Available for Employment 5 2 Percent Available for Employment 100.0% 100.0% Not in Labor Market 0 0 Percent Not in Labor Market 0.0% 0.0% Available for Employment
2019 2020 Graduates Employed 3 2 Percent of Graduates Employed 60.0% 100.0% Employed in Related Occupation 3 1 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.0% 50.0% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 1 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.0% 50.0% Employed - No Response 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.0% 0.0% Seeking Employment 2 0 Percent Seeking Employment 40.0% 0.0% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2019 2020 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.6 3 Number of Satisfaction Responses 5 2 Very Satisfied (4) 3 0 Percent Very Satisfied 60.0% 0.0% Satisfied (3) 2 2 Percent Satisfied 40.0% 100.0% Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 Percent Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2019 2020 Number of Primary Reason Responses 5 2 Preparation for Getting a Job 4 2 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 80.0% 100.0% Career Change 0 0 Percent Career Change 0.0% 0.0% Improvement of Existing Skills 1 0 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 20.0% 0.0% Preparation for Further Education 0 0 Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.0% 0.0% Personal Interest 0 0 Percent Personal Interest 0.0% 0.0% Other 0 0 Percent Other 0.0% 0.0% When Employment was Obtained
2019 2020 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 3 2 Before Enrollment 0 0 Percent Before Enrollment 0.0% 0.0% While Attending the College 1 2 Percent While Attending the College 33.3% 100.0% After Training at the College 2 0 Percent After Training at the College 66.7% 0.0% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2019 2020 Number of Employment Location Responses 3 2 In College District 3 1 Percent In College District 100.0% 50.0% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 1 Percent of In Wisconsin 0.0% 50.0% Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.0% 0.0% Employer Location Unknown 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 0.0% 0.0% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2019 2020 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 2 1 Average Monthly Wage $4,730 $6,039 Average Hourly Wage $27.50 $35.11 Average Work Hours per Week 40.0 43.0 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count Average Hourly Wage Average Work Hours per Week
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2020 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions American Family Insurance Cloud Platform Engineer Developer
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