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Data Center Technician Program

Companies are building new data centers in Columbus, and they need qualified workers.

Central Ohio is home to more than 50 data centers, including facilities owned by Amazon, Meta, Cardinal Health, and others. That means local employers are in need of qualified data center technicians, and Columbus State is helping to train students for these in-demand jobs. Thanks to our partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Columbus State is able to offer scholarships to students in this program.

What is a Data Center Technician?

Data Center Technicians maintain the hardware infrastructure of the latest cloud computing server technologies. They also perform diagnostics, troubleshoot problems, gather data on common issues while also working in teams to resolve them. The curriculum focuses on hardware support, server management, monitoring and maintaining network and data center processes, preventative maintenance, data protection, inventory management, as well as communication and technical writing skills.

Click here for more information on the Data Center Technician Certificate curriculum.


Apply for the Amazon Web Services Data Center Technician Scholarship

To help students achieve their educational goals, Amazon is offering scholarships to students pursuing the Data Center Technician certificate program.

Scholarship Amount: $1,000 per semester. Students can reapply each semester --up to a $3,000-lifetime limit. 

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Scholarship Eligibility: In order to apply for scholarships at Columbus State, you must have an active application on file with the college. Use your college username and password to log into the scholarship portal. Not a student yet? Apply at to get started! 

Ready to Enroll? Have Questions?

Students new to Columbus State must complete all steps of the Get Started Guide

Current Columbus State students, or those who have previously attended the college, should contact Business, Engineering, and Technologies Advising