WCC Teaching Cloud Computing through AWS Academy

October 16, 2019

Students can gain cloud computing skills at Wayne Community College through its new membership in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy.

Academy membership enables the college’s Information Systems Technology instructors to teach AWS Academy courses and provides access to hands-on learning experiences and scenario-based project exercises about cloud computing.

The curriculum integrates into the college’s existing programs and prepares students to pursue industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud computing jobs. AWS develops and maintains the curriculum with regular updates that reflect new innovation and best practices.

In order to teach the courses, WCC instructors must earn Academy certification and become AWS accredited.

The Academy membership gives students access to complimentary practice exams and 50 percent discounts on AWS certification exams.

For more information about AWS certification courses at WCC, contact Information Systems Technology Department Chair Glenn Royster at 919-739-6879 or groyster@waynecc.edu.

About AWS Academy
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 165 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers —including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs.
AWS Academy provides higher education institutions with a free, ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum that prepares students to pursue industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs. Our curriculum helps educators stay at the forefront of AWS Cloud innovation so that they can equip students with the skills they need to get hired in one of the fastest-growing industries.

About WCC
Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves 11,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 140 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.

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