CAC Joins with Amazon to Offer Cloud Computing Skills

by Angela Askey, Executive Director, Public Relations and Marketing, Central Arizona College

Lifelong Learning of Central Arizona College announced its participation in AWS Academy, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) program that provides higher education institutions with a ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum. Students can enroll in courses that will prepare them to pursue careers in the fast-growing cloud computing space and industry-recognized AWS certifications.

Lifelong Learning has joined the AWS Academy program to offer the AWS Academy Cloud Foundations course to students starting summer 2021.


The AWS Academy curriculum is developed and maintained by AWS subject matter experts, ensuring it reflects current services and up-to-date best practices. Courses are taught by AWS Academy-accredited educators trained by AWS to help students become proficient in AWS technology.

“We are proud to make the AWS Academy curriculum available to our students,” says Joel Beck, director of lifelong learning. “The rapid rise of computing is creating a growing number of high-quality jobs at organizations around the world, and the technical skills that students develop through this program will position them well for their careers today and in the future.”