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AWS Educate Cloud Degree Program

What is the AWS Educate Cloud Degree Program?

The AWS Educate Cloud Degree Program is a collaboration between AWS Educate, employers, and education institutions to prepare students for in-demand careers in cloud computing by aligning academic programs to entry-level job requirements.

To address the growing demand for cloud computing skills, the AWS Educate Cloud Degree Program enables education institutions—including high schools, community colleges, vocational schools, technical academies, and universities—to embed cloud-specific learning objectives and hands-on work into their programs to reflect the demands of employers who are seeking cloud-skilled professionals.

The AWS Educate Cloud Degree Program works with institutions to:

  • Align curriculum to the skills and competencies that employers are seeking in cloud professionals
  • Professionally develop institution faculty to build individual and collective cloud knowledge
  • Promote access to work-based learning experiences and opportunities to apply skills in an authentic setting
  • Support students on a career path in cloud computing
The AWS Educate Cloud Degree Program

The increasing demand for cloud skills

Increasing demand for cloud skills

Cloud computing has been a top LinkedIn skill for the past five years, and the average salary for someone with an AWS Certification tops $100K. The global public cloud computing market has consistently grown 15% YoY and is projected to continue to do so through 2022 according to Gartner.

By working with college faculty—with their high school and four-year university partners—AWS Educate’s Cloud Degree Program allows accredited educational institutions to integrate AWS content into their curriculum creating a cloud computing degree or certificate.


AWS Educate will work with your institution to:

Map Curriculum

Map Curriculum

Map curriculum to cloud careers.

Develop Faculty

Develop Faculty

Develop faculty to build cloud knowledge.

Support Students

Support Students

Support students on a cloud career path.

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Partnership of the Year: A 4-year cloud degree pathway

George Mason, Northern Virginia Community College, and Amazon Web Services are expanding access to an emerging field with a program that spans the two schools.

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Virginia Goes Big on Cloud Degrees

Amazon Web Services (AWS) expands its curriculum development partnership with Virginia's community colleges and four-year universities. Through the partnership, AWS will work with the public institutions to help integrate cloud technology course work into curricula while supporting student learning.

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AWS Launches Bay Area Consortium for Cloud Computing Ed

AWS is working with a group of California community colleges and state universities to develop a multi-course curriculum that will give those institutions a framework to develop courses focused on cloud computing. This new consortium builds on an AWS Educate program with the Los Angeles Community College District that was announced in August 2018.

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How Amazon is Collaborating with Community Colleges to Build Texas's Cloud Computing Workforce

AWS Educate, Ruth Hughs, Texas Secretary of State, Senator Royce West, educational leaders, and workforce development groups announced a new cloud degree initiative to help prepare students for cloud computing job opportunities. The collaborative initiative will scale to create pathways to in-demand, technology careers for students across the state of Texas.

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Louisiana Community and Technical College System Announce Collaboration with AWS to Support Cloud Computing Opportunities Across Louisiana

Governor John Bel Edwards, in conjunction with GNO Inc. and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS), announce a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to unlock new opportunities in cloud computing across the state of Louisiana.

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Learn more about the AWS Educate Cloud Degree Program

*The ability for employers to message students within AWS Educate and the AWS Educate Interview Accelerator are currently only available in the United States. AWS makes no recommendations regarding specific job listings or hiring companies. In addition, AWS assumes no responsibility for (i) the contents, accuracy, or completeness of any job listing, (ii) the availability or unavailability of any jobs referenced in job listings, or (iii) any communications between hiring companies and AWS Educate members that may result from job listings. Use of the AWS Educate Job Board features is subject to the AWS Educate Terms & Conditions.

AWS Educate provides its members with no cost access to learning content and AWS services designed to build knowledge and skills in cloud computing. It is available globally to students who are 14 or older, with the exceptions of China, Switzerland, and European Economic Area countries (16 or older); and Algeria, Lebanon, and Portugal (18 or older). The AWS Educate Terms & Conditions govern participation in the AWS Educate Program. Use of AWS Promotional Credits are subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions.