Program: Cloud Computing


Cloud Computing

The Cloud Computing Associate in Science degree provides the student with the industry skills to understand, build, and maintain cloud applications. These skills include the technical principles of the hardware and software requirements to run systems in the cloud, including storage, database management, and software systems, while maintaining secure access.

(Program Video: LBCC Career Technical Education, Cloud Computing)


Cloud Computing, Associate in Science (AS)
Cloud Computing, Certificate of Achievement (ACH)

View all LBCC’s Programs of Study and Curriculum Guides.
(New students need to refer to the current academic year for the most up-to-date info) 

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View courses offered in different semesters to assist in academic planning.

Course Name   Fall   Winter Spring Summer
Networking Fundamentals
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COSN 205
UNIX/LINUX Fundamentals
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COSN 230
Microsoft Windows Server
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COSN 250 
Cloud Computing in Amazon Web Services
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COSN 251 
Database Essentials in Amazon Web Svcs
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COSN 252 
App Development in Amazon Web Services
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COSN 253 
Security in Amazon Web Services
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COSS 271 
Network Security Fundamentals
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CS 11 
Introduction to Computer Science- C++
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CS 21 
Introduction to Computer Science-Java
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CS 31 
Introduction to Computer Science-Python
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View Course Descriptions on LBCC College Catalog.


This program prepares you for entry-level positions in Cloud-based information technology, cybersecurity, networking, and help desk.  Some example job titles may include:  

  • Cloud Architect
  • Cloud Technician: Network/Windows/Linux Administrator  
  • Cybersecurity Auditor 
  • Cybersecurity Specialist  
  • Help Desk / Cloud Support Associate 
  • IT Analyst Level 1  
  • Virtual/Cloud Desktop Support   
To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.


What Industry Certifications does this program prepare me for? 

The AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (some students take and pass this certification before completing all courses, depending on their prior work or academic experience)

What will I learn in this program?  

Visit LBCC College Catalog to view the course descriptions under Program Requirements.

What classes should I take to get started? 

COSN 205

How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work-Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?


Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

How to transfer and lookup comparable course listings?

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Read how to apply for graduation and receive your degree or certificate for more details.