2022-2023 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AWS Cloud Solutions Specialist Certificate

What is an AWS Cloud Solutions Certificate? The AWS Cloud Solutions certifcate provides basic training and is reponsible for setting up, maintaining and evolving the cloud infrastructure of web applications. AWS developers are expected to understand the core AWS services and apply best practices regarding security and scalability.
Semester Program Begins Fall, spring, and summer semester.
Application Process

Apply to Gwinnett Technical College at GwinnettTech.edu, submit all transcripts from high school and previous college work, and take the ACCUPLACER test, if required.

Students applying for this program must be accepted into the Networking Specialist degree program.

Program Prerequisites Diploma level proficiency required to take CIST technical courses. Some courses may have additional prerequisites which are not included in the program curriculum. For specific prerequisites please refer to the course descriptions in the online catalog.
Program Deadlines You may enter in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.
Program Costs and Requirements Tuition and books
For more information, contact: Asad Khan, program director, akhan@GwinnettTech.edu, 678-226-6629.
For admission and enrollment, contact: Enrollment Support Center in Building 100 at the Lawrenceville campus, or Building A at teh Alpharetta-North Fulton campus, or email CISTeam@GwinnettTech.edu.

 Quick Facts

(This data was compiled from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

 2019 Median pay             $39,810 - $88,240
Entry level education             Associate degree, diploma, certificate
Number of jobs, 2019             531,20-0
job growth, 2019-2029             11%

Nature of the Work

Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks.

Work Environment

Network and computer systems administrators work with the physical computer networks of a variety of organizations and therefore are employed in many industries.


Employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 11 percent from 20194 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security. Related Occupations are: Cloud Engineer, Operations Technician, Network Technician, Computer Systems Analysts, Information Security Analysts, Computer Network Architects.


The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $88,240 in May 2019. 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/network-and-computer-systems-administrators.htm (visited September 01, 2020).

Gwinnett Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Lisa Richardson, Title IX, and Section 504 Coordinator, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 100, Room 407, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, 678-226-6691, LRichardson@GwinnettTech.edu.