By Mary Lee Clark
George Mason University joined community colleges, universities, and K-12 schools across Virginia to celebrate the statewide implementation of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud degree at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) on Friday, Sept. 20.
In June, Mason announced that it would partner with NOVA and AWS to create a Bachelor of Applied Science degree pathway in cloud computing. The new degree pathway will launch in fall 2020 as part of the ADVANCE Program, which provides a seamless pathway for NOVA students to earn a four-year degree at Mason.
“Virginia is setting an example,” said Teresa Carlson, vice president of worldwide public sector at Amazon Web Services, adding that Mason and NOVA became trendsetters by establishing one of the first four-year cloud computing degrees in the world.
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