Build on IT fundamental skills to launch your career in cloud services.
Companies are eager to hire professionals skilled in managing cloud-computing technologies. With a Cloud & Systems Administration certificate*, you’ll learn how to oversee cloud services and other evolving technologies that reside in and outside an organization’s data center. With the know-how to install servers in virtual environments, you’ll have the in-demand technical competence employers need right now.
You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.
*If you're interested in pursuing a certificate in Network Administration, Business Intelligence, or Cloud & Systems Administration, you'll need to complete your IT Fundamentals certificate as a prerequisite. Equivalent industry experience may also qualify with prior approval from the Program Chair.
Are you interested in an Associate of Science (AS) degree?
If your goal is to get a transferable, skills-based degree, you’re in the right place. Any certificate can be combined with general education courses to create your AS degree.
Seeking to expand your job-related skills to broaden career options? Strengthen your resume by including two certificates in your degree. Or, discover new interests by choosing one certificate and exploring elective credits. Are you a Pathway student interested in attending LDSBC? Those earned credits can be transferred to your AS degree as electives.
Whichever option you choose, you’ll graduate with the technical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills that employers look for, so you can secure a career and excel.
Interested in continuing your education after you graduate? No problem. Your regionally-accredited AS degree, which includes the credits from your selected certificate(s), can be transferred to a 4-year institution.
|AS DEGREE + 1 CERTIFICATE||AS DEGREE + 2 CERTIFICATES|
|Core Curriculum||34 credits||34 credits|
|Certificate(s)||15 credits||30 credits|
|TOTAL||60 credits||64 credits|
Get a stand-alone certificate
Are you looking to gain marketable skills quickly, so you can get a competitive job without a 2- or 4-year degree? LDS Business College offers a certificate only option, which allows you to obtain a stand-alone standard certificate in just one semester (15 credits). So you can get to work fast in the field of your choice.
For further details about this and other degrees and certificates, please review your academic catalog.
Don’t forget to plan your courses
Have you laid out your course sequencing yet? It’s essential that you meet with your academic advisor first thing to ensure that you stay on track. Accumulating too many credits will not only affect your eligibility for financial aid, but also your ability to transfer to another school. So don’t wait. Set yourself up for success by mapping out your required courses from the beginning.
You can reach your academic advisor through the Student Development Center at Studentdevelopment@ldsbc.edu or 801-524-8151.
Troy R. Beynon
Department Chair – Digital Technology
Business Intelligence and Cloud & Systems Administration
M.S., Computer Information Systems, Security, Boston University, 2016
B.S., Computer Science, Systems Integration, Weber State University, 2007
Troy joined the IT faculty team in 2017, after working in various senior and management level positions in the IT industry. Troy brings a level of passion, engagement, and a unique perspective to help students realize success in their technology and lifelong learning endeavors.