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Columbus State collaborating with AWS

Campus News | Monday, November 19, 2018

Columbus State Community College announced that it has received funding from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to establish a new scholarship to support Columbus State Data Center Technician students in a new certificate program.

Students in the two-semester program can apply for coursework scholarship funding. Upon completion of the program, they will become eligible for consideration of a paid internship at an AWS data center.

“This is a great opportunity for students who are willing to work hard to learn the skills necessary to start a career as a data center technician,” said Todd Warner, Columbus State’s executive in residence. “We are grateful for AWS’s support in building and helping fund tuition for an effective program that can get students into these high-demand jobs.”

Columbus State faculty worked with AWS professionals to build a program that can rapidly prepare students to take advantage of high-paying, in-demand jobs leading to rewarding careers.

Data center technician positions continue to grow in Central Ohio and can be the entry point for people with a defined career path in IT. Data center technicians maintain the hardware infrastructure of the latest cloud computing server technologies, performing diagnostics, troubleshooting problems, and working in teams to resolve them.

Students in the Columbus State program will take courses that teach them:

·         Industrial Applications & Software

·         Intro to CISCO Networks

·         Technical Writing

·         A+ Cert, Managing/Troubleshooting PCs

·         Linux Essentials

·         Linux Administration

·         Project Management Fund and Case Studies

An Informational session is scheduled for December 4 at 6 p.m. in room 315 at the Center for Workforce Development, 315 Cleveland Ave., Columbus. The event is free but registration is required at


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