IT-Cloud DevOps Specialist



50% of our recent graduates got a job in the industry.


Student Satisfaction

100% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.


Annual Salary

Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $72,468.

Associate Degree

Program Number: 101571

Credits: 63

Area of Study: Information Technology

Delivery Method:
100% In Person*
Some Online / Some In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $8,883.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

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.

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 may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

*Note If you start IT IT-Cloud DevOps in the Spring term, it may take 5 semesters to complete the program.
Courses core in the IT-Cloud DevOps Specialist program are only offered during the daytime for students accepted in the Spring term.

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To Apply

After Acceptance

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


Contact Enrollment Services at or (608) 246-6210.


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 program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


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.

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. 

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates53
    Number of Surveys Sent53
    Number of Surveys Returned52
    Percent of Surveys Returned100.0%66.7%
    Available for Employment52
    Percent Available for Employment100.0%100.0%
    Not in Labor Market00
    Percent Not in Labor Market0.0%0.0%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed32
    Percent of Graduates Employed60.0%100.0%
    Employed in Related Occupation31
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.0%50.0%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation01
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.0%50.0%
    Employed - No Response00
    Percent Employed - No Response0.0%0.0%
    Seeking Employment20
    Percent Seeking Employment40.0%0.0%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.63
    Number of Satisfaction Responses52
    Very Satisfied (4)30
    Percent Very Satisfied60.0%0.0%
    Satisfied (3)22
    Percent Satisfied40.0%100.0%
    Unsatisfied (2)00
    Percent Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)00
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses52
    Preparation for Getting a Job42
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job80.0%100.0%
    Career Change00
    Percent Career Change0.0%0.0%
    Improvement of Existing Skills10
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills20.0%0.0%
    Preparation for Further Education00
    Percent Preparation for Further Education0.0%0.0%
    Personal Interest00
    Percent Personal Interest0.0%0.0%
    Percent Other0.0%0.0%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses32
    Before Enrollment00
    Percent Before Enrollment0.0%0.0%
    While Attending the College12
    Percent While Attending the College33.3%100.0%
    After Training at the College20
    Percent After Training at the College66.7%0.0%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses32
    In College District31
    Percent In College District100.0%50.0%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District01
    Percent of In Wisconsin0.0%50.0%
    Outside of Wisconsin00
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.0%0.0%
    Employer Location Unknown00
    Percent Location Unknown0.0%0.0%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend20192020
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count21
    Average Monthly Wage$4,730$6,039
    Average Hourly Wage$27.50$35.11
    Average Work Hours per Week40.043.0
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count
    Average Hourly Wage
    Average Work Hours per Week
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Accuray Information Systems Engineer
    Forte Research Systems Technical Support Specialist

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