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Cloud Computing – Loyalist College in Toronto

Available as a two-year program

Gain the specialized skills and knowledge needed for a career working in today’s multi-vendor cloud infrastructure. Through hands-on training, learn how to tackle the business challenges of cloud architecture and the flexibility of cloud computing. As a graduate of Loyalist's full-time Cloud Computing post-graduate program, you may be eligible to advance your profession through the following certification pathways: Azure-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, Azure 104 - Microsoft Azure Administrator, MS 365 Certification and CompTIA Security+.

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  • Credential
    • Two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

  • Start Date

    September, January and May entry

Find your career

Cloud computing professionals work with a range of companies to design and deploy cloud computing architecture systems.

Graduates of this program will have the specialized skills needed to:

  • Design and deploy new cloud-computing architecture and systems.
  • Recommend optimal strategies to migrate legacy systems into the cloud environment.
  • Design and implement applications that support web services, databases, automation and security processes.
  • Develop test methods to analyze the effectiveness of enterprise cloud solutions to provide recommendations for improvement.


Experiential learning, including a semester-long co-op work term

Gain the knowledge to support cloud development and delivery for a variety of companies. Through hands-on training, prepare to deal with everyday business challenges of cloud architecture and gain a skillset that is validated by industry certifications. During this program, learn how to:

  • Create secure solutions that support highly available micro-services that meet client needs.
  • Implement enterprise-level applications in hosted cloud environments that respond to client needs and business practices.
  • Architect and deploy fault tolerant solutions within cloud computing platforms to solve identified business requirements.
  • Automate security and resources for applications by using cloud computing tools to mitigate risk for organizations and protect assets.
  • Design and test code-based solutions to cloud computing problems that ensure in-depth security.
  • Assess the viability of developing, deploying, maintaining and securing cloud computing solutions using a variety of resiliency testing tools.
  • Create and defend cloud computing strategies used to solve identified business needs on behalf of a client.
  • A co-op work term in semester four provides an opportunity to gain first-hand workplace experience.

Co-ops in work terms are valuable work-integrated learning experiences in which students demonstrate outcomes from previous semesters in Canadian industry settings. In addition to building skills and identifying career contacts, co-ops in work terms add industry-relevant experience to students’ résumés. The co-op job market is competitive, and students will be expected to participate actively in their job searches. Students will be supported with information and skills to attain co-ops.

Program Plans

Spring 2023

Fall 2023

Winter 2023

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