First-Ever Cloud Computing Associate Degrees Conferred by Delgado

May 31, 2021

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.

Delgado Community College celebrates 100 years of service to the New Orleans region in 2021. The oldest and largest community college in Louisiana, Delgado provides instruction online and at seven locations. Delgado offers students the most comprehensive array of education and training services available in the New Orleans region. Additionally, Delgado has articulation agreements with most of the state’s four-year colleges and universities that allow students to transfer their Delgado credits to bachelor’s degree programs. As well as offering degrees and transferable college credits, Delgado provides diplomas and certificates in many professional and technical areas. Workforce development is a priority at Delgado, hence the college’s well-known motto: “Education that works!”