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Cloud & Crypto Computing

The newly revised Cloud and Crypto Computing program prepares students for employment in software and app development. During the first half of the program, students complete a common core of classes that introduce them to five different pathways.  Students choose which one of the five pathways suits their interests and skillsets. Then during the second year of the program, students pursue that one pathway and engage in live work with team members from the other pathways, just as they would work in real-world companies. Live Work on real projects with real employers is the highlight of the pathway experience.

Associate of Applied Science
(or Technical Certificate)

$25,000– $60,000 per year

Below is a list of items Northwest Tech’s Admissions Team will need prior to your acceptance into the Cloud Computing & App Development (Formerly Mobile Application & Gaming) program.

  • A Northwest Tech Application Completed and Submitted

  • High School or GED Transcript Submitted

  • (If Applicable) College Transcript Submitted

  • ACT or AccuPlacer Scores Submitted (AccuPlacer Testing can be scheduled on-site at the Northwest Tech campus)

Required items can be submitted in person at the Northwest Tech campus, via postal mail addressed to: Northwest Tech Admissions, 1209 Harrison, Goodland, KS, or through email communications with

In 2020, Cloud Computing & App Development placed 71% of its graduates.

Graduate Placement Report

  • Design and build apps for iOS and Android
  • Use tools such as Swift, HTML, Javascript, Solidity. SQL and NoSQL; Ethereum; and Agile software among others
  • Learn the fundamentals for one of five pathways (back-end; front-end; dev ops; blockchain; product design and project management)
  • Learn to develop apps in the rapidly expanding iPhone and iPad market 
  • Build cross-platform, mobile web apps that will run on nearly any modern smart-phone platform 
  • Utilize the latest technologies including, Oculus Rift, Internet of Things, and a curriculum that is updated to the Swift language