Cloud Computing Specialist

Program Overview

The Certified IT Cloud Specialist program fulfills the need for trained advanced level cloud and network professionals. This program prepares individuals to plan, manage, and secure the network infrastructure of an enterprise, on premises and on the cloud.

This program is an exclusive program designed for students who are looking for a career in IT. This program will help them to gain complete knowledge of network administration, server administration, virtualization, and cloud.

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Program Start Dates

  • September 25, 2023 - Evening (Mon-Fri 5:00 to 9:00) - Surrey/Abbotsford

Becoming a Cloud Computing Specialist is as easy as applying online to Western Community College. Earn over $80,000 per year. The program prepares student to write industry certification exams, such as Microsoft Azure Administrator, VMware VCP and Project+. Flexible online learning options available.

Job Opportunities

Program graduates are well-equipped to compete for entry and intermediate level jobs in network administration and security. While actual jobs obtained depend on the individual student’s background prior to the program, and their achievements during the program, typical jobs for graduates include:

  • Cloud Specialist
  • Business Analyst (Cloud Computing)
  • Application Security Analyst
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Business Analyst
  • IT Security Administrator
  • Cloud/Network Administrator
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Network Operation Manager
  • Communication Engineer (VoIP)
  • System/Network Engineer
  • Self-Employed, System Analyst

Program Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or Mature Student Status (19 years of age or more). Students will need to submit a proof of English Language Competency by any one of the following options:
Domestic Students:
– Grade 10 English
– English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by the College (Score of 60% or more)

International Students:
– IELTS 5.5 Bands or More
– CLB Score of 6 or more
– PTE Academic 50 or more
– TOEFL IBT 46 or more
– Duolingo 85 or more
– completion of a 3 credit course in English/Communication from a recognized
Post Secondary Canadian Institution or from a country where English is the first language
– English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by the College(Score of 60% or more)

Program Duration

2080 hours, 104 weeks

Method of Delivery: In-class or combined

Learning Objectives

  • Design, plan, and implement secure Cloud processes
  • Analyze system requirements to successfully execute workload migrations to the cloud.
  • Determine proper allocation of cloud resources and apply necessary changes, based on performance data.
  • Troubleshoot capacity, automation, connectivity, and security issues related
    to cloud implementations.
  • Apply appropriate technologies and processes, including automation and orchestration, to ensure desired system performance.
  • Design, plan, and implement secure Virtual networks
  • Troubleshoot computer networks and efficiently resolve the issues
  • Demonstrate professionalism in communication and project management
  • Configure and support PC, mobile and IoT device hardware
  • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
  • Install and configure identity and access services, as well as management controls
  • Utilize and apply proactive threat intelligence to support organizational security and perform vulnerability management activities
  • Apply security concepts in support of organizational risk mitigation and understand the importance of frameworks, policies, procedures, and controls


Network Operations Manager – Telecommunications
Earn up to $57/hour

Course Outline

Code Course Name Hours
COMP012 Introduction to Computers 60
ITIS010 Technical Support Essentials 100
ITIS020 Computer Operating System I 160
ITIS022 Computer Operating System II 80
NETW020 Networking I 100
NETW022 Networking II 120
ITIS030 Virtualization Technologies 160
ITIS040 Security Fundamentals 80
ITIS050 Cloud Essentials 100
ITIS060 Cloud Administration 180
ITIS070 Data Management 80
ITIS080 Cloud Security 120
ITIS082 Cybersecurity Essentials 80
ITIS090 IT Service Management 80
BUSM010 Business Communication Essentials 80
ITIS110 Cloud Computing Project 120
WORK060 Career Preparation 60
ITIS130 Cloud Computing Specialist Practicum 320
Total 75 Weeks 2080

Please speak with your Campus Representative if you need further information.

Fee Structure

1 Registration $250 Domestic Students
2 Tuition Fee $24,250
3 Course Material Fee $500
Total $25,000
1 Registration $250 International Students
2 Tuition Fee $29,000
3 Course Material Fee $500
Total $29,750

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Financial Assistance

Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.

  • BC Student Loan
  • In-house Financing
  • Student Line of Credit
  • Scholarships

Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

Mon – Sunday 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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