AWS Academy

AWS Academy

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Kelly Caudle
Program Head, IT Academy

Get AWS certified with classes at Stanly Community College’s IT Academy (SCC/ITA). We offer a course in AWS Cloud Foundations which prepares students for the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification exam.  Also, we offer AWS Cloud Architecting (ACA)  and AWS Cloud Operations as part of our AWS academy.

SCC/ITA offers these courses under the umbrella of Continuing Education. These fast-paced courses are conducted online. All course materials, assessments, and labs are available through our online learning management system. Students have access to top of the line instruction and equipment.

Class Descriptions

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To ensure you are contacted when these classes are offered, please add your information to our online waitlist for the course you wish to take.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the course?

Each course is 8 weeks (about 2 months) in length.  

What is the time/workload expectations for the course?

 Each course varies, but most of our courses will have at least one weekly meeting at a time to be determined by the instructor based on the students’ availability. These will be recorded if you are unable to attend. The rest of the material will be scheduled asynchronously. This will allow students to work in their own time, and at their own pace, which can be especially helpful for adult learners who need to balance their education with work and family responsibilities. It also provides a way for students who live far away from a school or university to participate in courses remotely. However, there will be quizzes, labs, and assignments with due dates to help you stay on track to finish the class. 

Is the course able to be completed fully online?

Yes, all IT academy courses are offered in a fully online format. 

When will the course start?

IT Academy courses start after the regular semester class start date, but typically run five sets of 8-week courses throughout the year. Please check the schedule for exact dates for the next course.   

How much do the courses cost?  

AWS Academy Cloud Foundations (24hrs) $85.50 USD 

AWS Academy Cloud Architecting (40hrs) $140.50 USD 

AWS Academy Cloud Operations (40hrs) $140.50 USD  

AWS Academy Cloud Security Foundations (24hrs) $85.50 USD 

How much do the materials cost?

The course materials are provided at no charge to you. The AWS Labs and content are provided inside the course through AWS Academy and managed by AWS. The course uses a Canvas integration that pulls the labs from Vocareum into the AWS Class, so the labs and material are inside the same course. 

Do I receive a discount voucher for the certification exam at the end of the course?


How much of a discount?

You will receive a discount voucher for 100% off the retail cost of a single foundation-level exam after completion of a foundation-level class.  After completion of an associate-level exam, you will receive a single discount voucher for 100% off of a single associate-level exam.

What happens if I do not pass the certification exam on the first attempt?

You will need to pay full price for your second attempt.