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Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

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IT-Cloud Support Associate

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 101571


There is a growing need for IT professionals with experience in cloud computing and virtualization technologies. With an associate‚Äôs degree from Madison College in IT-Cloud Support Associate, 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 Support Associate 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 Support Associate program can attend full or part time.

IT-Cloud Support Associate classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

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To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

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 the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2017-2018 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester


Recommended Elective or General Elective

3 credits

Fourth Semester


Recommended Elective or General Elective

3 credits

List of Recommended Electives


After completing the IT-Cloud Support Associate program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Install, configure and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows client and server operating systems.
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot Linux server operating systems.
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot network devices.
  • Solve problems individually and in a team environment.
  • Employ scripting in IT Automation tasks.
  • Deploy, configure and troubleshoot services in cloud environments.
  • Use DevOps methodology to deploy IT applications.

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.