A new cloud computing class offered at Blinn College this fall will place students on the path to one of the most high-demand job markets in the world.

ITNW 1309: “Fundamentals of Cloud Computing” is the initial class in Blinn’s new Associate of Applied Science Degree in Cloud Computing.

The degree combines networking and system administration fundamentals with a focus on cloud strategies to secure networks and systems.

According to Computer Information Technology Program Coordinator Carol Wiggins, the cloud computing world is dominated by Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft.  Blinn has partnered with each company to help fill a massive need for qualified employees.

Wiggins said there is currently a 1.4 million employee shortage in just cloud services, and the work can all be done remotely.

In the Spring, Blinn will be offering an AWS “Certified Solutions Architect” class.

The classes are both being offered on the Blinn College Brenham Campus, and the Texas A&M RELLIS campus.

There is such a demand that Amazon Web Services has said they will guarantee an interview with students who earn certificates in both courses.

Wiggins explained that a student graduating out this program can get introductory and associate-level certifications that meet the requirements of Amazon, Microsoft, and Google by the time they graduate.

For more information about the Cloud Computing Program, contact Wiggins at 979-209-7320, or e-mail her at

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