Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing

Transform Big Data into Smart Solutions

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Program Overview

Dive into the revolutionary fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cloud Computing at College of Western Idaho (CWI). This dynamic program is designed for those passionate about data analytics, cloud services, and the ethical implications of AI in business and cybersecurity environments.

With this Associate of Applied Science degree, you embark on a journey through cutting-edge technology that is reshaping industries globally. Our curriculum, developed with input from industry leaders, ensures you are not just prepared for the future — you're leading it. Experience hands-on learning guided by experienced instructors who bring real-world problems to the classroom. Whether you are analyzing big data or securing networks against cyber threats, CWI is where your passion meets purpose.

Degree or Certificate Type

Associate of Applied Science



Additional cost may apply.

Time to Complete

2 years

Primary Location

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Learning Opportunities

  • Ethical AI Implementation: Learn to navigate the ethical landscape of AI in business and cybersecurity, ensuring technology enhances society responsibly.
  • AI-Driven Tools: Master the use of AI tools to process and analyze large data sets, turning information into actionable insights.
  • Cloud Computing Skills: Gain expertise in cloud infrastructure and services, with the opportunity to earn AWS Cloud, PCEP (Python), and CompTIA Data+ certifications.
  • Hands-On Projects: Engage in projects that mirror real-world scenarios, from creating AI tools to analyzing cybersecurity threats.
  • Industry-Relevant Skills: Develop a solid foundation in data analytics, cloud computing, and machine learning, preparing you for a wide range of high-demand careers.

Area of Study

Degrees & Certificates

Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing – Associate of Applied Science Degree




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Career Opportunities

  • Postsecondary Teachers


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  • Software Developers

    Research, design, and develop computer and network software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions, applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis. Update software or enhance existing software capabilities. May work with computer hardware engineers to integrate hardware and software systems, and develop specifications and performance requirements. May maintain databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team.


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  • Data Scientists

    Develop and implement a set of techniques or analytics applications to transform raw data into meaningful information using data-oriented programming languages and visualization software. Apply data mining, data modeling, natural language processing, and machine learning to extract and analyze information from large structured and unstructured datasets. Visualize, interpret, and report data findings. May create dynamic data reports.


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  • Computer and Information Research Scientists

    Conduct research into fundamental computer and information science as theorists, designers, or inventors. Develop solutions to problems in the field of computer hardware and software.


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*Data sourced from Lightcast™ (2023), a global leader in labor market analytics, and limited to the state of Idaho. Contact CWI Institutional Research for questions regarding this data.


Step 1

  • Apply to CWI.
  • Choose Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing as your major.

Step 2

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
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