NEW ORLEANS – Spring 2021 Commencement in May included the first-ever recipients of Delgado Community College’s Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Cloud Computing degree: Kevin Freeman and David Stetter.
Both students started in the Computer Information Technology A.A.S. program and switched over to the Cloud Computing major, which was introduced in Spring 2020 as an interdisciplinary degree among the program areas of Computer Information Technology, Computer Network Technology and Business and Management. The interdisciplinary nature of the major made it easy for both students to change programs midway while still retaining many credits previously earned.
Delgado offers a 60-hour Associate of Applied Science and a shorter-timeframe Career and Technical Certificate (C.T.C.) in Cloud Computing.
The associate degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in cloud computing and provide a foundation for further studies with instruction on the overall computer information technology environment, virtual computer networks, network data security, management of IT projects and IT support for cloud systems.
The certificate program is much shorter and may be ideal for individuals who may already have a strong IT career, as an add-on for those who are currently pursuing an IT or related degree, or those looking to make a career change. All students who complete the associate degree also earn the certificate automatically.
In addition to the two A.A.S. graduates, 17 students were awarded the Career and Technical Certificate in Cloud Computing at Delgado’s Spring 2021 Commencement.