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Department of Cloud Computing

Department of Cloud Computing

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The mission of the Department of Cloud Computing is to provide comprehensive undergraduate level training and produce well-trained cloud computing professionals. Graduates of the program would be highly sought-after by a range of private sector industries in the Louisiana State, local government agencies, Industries, federal government, and defense organizations. The program supports the institutional mission in enabling protection of the quality of life for citizens of the State and the Country, and promoting responsible citizenship in a changing world. The Cloud Computing curriculum was developed to provide a purposeful and creative program that emphasizes both the theory of computing, Cloud Computing, and its practice.  Faculty use current technologies to stimulate learning and promote an enjoyable and worthwhile background experience for lifetime use in the profession.

The B.S. in Cloud Computing at Grambling State University offers a high quality educational program for cloud computing professionals. The core course requirements provide the students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully evaluate the cloud database design, understanding of cloud network, network virtualization, and understanding and working projects related to AWS, google cloud, Microsoft Azure Solutions, and IBM cloud.

The main focus of this proposed program is to concentrate on specific Cloud infrastructure areas of interest, such as migrating data and applications in cloud, cloud networking, network virtualization, cloud storage organization, green computing, and mobile cloud computing. The proposed program is designed for future ABET accreditation.

The department of cloud computing has developed the following program educational objectives and student outcomes for all graduates of our program

The Cloud is Future

“World markets benefit tremendously from increased diversity in career fields like cloud computing, and our students are the perfect fit for this need,” said President Rick Gallot. “We are proud to have the support of the University of Louisiana System and the Board of Regents to prepare the next wave of digital geniuses and tech talent for the innovation industry.”

GSU President Gallot at ULS Board Meeting.

 

The program will train students to become cloud computing experts who can build and maintain cloud infrastructures. Professionals with these skills are projected to remain in high demand for decades to come. According to Forbes, in 2019 there were 50,248 cloud computing positions available in the U.S. from 3,701 employers and 101,913 open positions worldwide. Beginning with the graduating class of 2024, Grambling State alums can do the title of Cloud Architect, Cloud Consultant, IoT Engineer and many other high demand tech-based positions with a median starting salary over $80k for many positions.

2025: Prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Cloud Computing

Grambling State University is excited about the approval of the new program in cloud computing,” Dr. Walton said. The global cloud computing market size is expected to grow to $623.3 billion by 2023. The degree program in Cloud Computing will allow Grambling State University to play a major role in ensuring that workforce needs related to cloud computing can be met,” Dr. Walton said.

Cloud Computing Salary in Louisiana Infographic

The B.S. in Cloud Computing at Grambling State University offers a high quality educational program for cloud computing professionals. The core course requirements provide the students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully evaluate the cloud database design, understanding of cloud network, network virtualization, and understanding and working projects related to AWS, google cloud, Microsoft Azure Solutions, and IBM cloud.

The main focus of this proposed program is to concentrate on specific Cloud infrastructure areas of interest, such as migrating data and applications in cloud, cloud networking, network virtualization, cloud storage organization, green computing, and mobile cloud computing. The proposed program is designed for future ABET accreditation.

The department of cloud computing has developed the following program educational objectives and student outcomes for all graduates of our program

Program Educational Objectives - Graduates from the Cloud Computing Program at Grambling State University will be able to:

  • To train cloud computing professionals to meet the needs of business, industry, educational institutions and government agencies of the state of Louisiana.
  • To increase capability in cloud computing for the benefit of the state and nation.
  • To provide knowledge of the latest techniques in cloud computing for computer professionals in the state and offer excellent opportunities for professional advancement

Student Outcomes - Upon completing the B. S. in Cloud Computing, students will be able to:

  • Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the discipline.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences about technical information.
  • Make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively in teams to establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risks and produce deliverables.
  • Apply cloud principles and practices to the environment, hardware, software, and human aspects of a system.
  • Analyze and evaluate systems with respect to maintaining operations in the presence of risks and threats

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Enrollment Data

Enrollment number of majors in cloud computing and Graduates

Year 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24
Number of Majors 20      
Graduates        
Summer Interns        

 

Contact Information:

Dr. Y. B. Reddy, Professor, Program CoordinatorDr. Y. B. Reddy, Professor, Program Coordinator
Department of Computer Science
College of Arts & Sciences
403 Main Street - Box 4260
Grambling, Louisiana 71245
Phone: (318) 274-2421
Fax: (318) 274-3230
Email: ybreddy@gram.edu