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Amazon Partners with Cerritos College to Offer Cloud Computing Certificate

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PROGRAM CONTACT: Kenny Zheng Lou, Computer & Information Sciences; 562-860-2451 ext. 2721

Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; 562-653-7878

NORWALK, Calif. – August 24, 2018 – Cerritos College will offer a cloud computing certificate program in collaboration with Amazon Web Services. Cerritos College is one of 19 community colleges in the Los Angeles area selected for the partnership.

Through the collaboration, Cerritos College will offer a regionally recognized cloud computing certificate. Students have access to a 15-credit certificate program that focuses on in-demand cloud computing skills. The College will be collaborating with at least one high school to offer concurrent enrollment in the 15-credit certificate program and professional development opportunities, including curriculum development workshops and Amazon Web Services trainings.

Cloud computing enables the delivery of on-demand computing resources, such as applications, networking, software, and data centers over the internet on a pay-for-use basis. The demand for cloud computing talent is increasing in Los Angeles County, according to a forecast by Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC).

The project is a partnership among Amazon Web Services, the California Strong Workforce Program, LAEDC’s Center for a Competitive Workforce, and the Los Angeles area community colleges.


About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at


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