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Information Technology : Distance Learning

What is Information Technology : Distance Learning?

The increased prevalence of Information Technology in all sectors of our society is challenging the workforce in unique ways. Users of software applications are challenged by its increased sophistication, connectivity, vulnerability, and the serious implications of mistakes. The Information Technology Graduate Certificate provides solid foundations in essential Information Technology skills, which have become a must have for any professional. The hands-on twelve credit hours, four-course certificate covers the foundations of software development, databases, networking, system administration, information security, and ethical values. The certificate is offered using the CECH virtual environment and can be completed in one summer.

Career Possibilities

Jobs vary greatly depending on previous undergraduate education and experience.

  • Preparation for Advanced Degree - Complete a Master's in Information Technology
  • Business Analyst
  • Software Application Subject Matter Expert
  • Software Application Trainer
  • IT Administration
  • IT Management

Curriculum Guides

Advising

Students are advised and mentored by the School of Information Technology staff and faculty throughout the program. The School of Information Technology graduate coordinator advises the students through the process of applying, scheduling es, and receiving the certificate.

Special Programs

Information Technology is a part of nearly every industry. You have your degree and expertise in your job but you want to advance into this new digital age with Information Technology expertise. You can quickly get this information from UC Information Technology faculty by completing the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology. In a single semester, you can gain a foundation in and understanding of Information Technology history and current trends, software design and implementation, network security design and analysis, and database design and analysis.

This certificate educates professionals including teachers, doctors, nurses, and chemists to develop insight into how information technology works within their domain and how to make improvements. You can work within your current field and translate IT to domain experts, become a business analyst for your industry, become the IT expert in a K-12 school, or change positions completely to help develop applications for your industry using your area of expertise.

Freshman Admission Requirements

Transcripts will be collected via the admission application process to validate GPA and past degree. 

Admission Criteria:

  • A U.S. Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or foreign equivalent
  • Completed admission application

This program is open to anyone who has a bachelor's degree and meets the admission criteria. The graduate director conducts a holistic review of applications.

International Student Requirements

Admission Criteria:

  • A U.S. Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or foreign equivalent
  • Completed admission application
  • Most International Students must submit an official English proficiency score: TOEFL minimum Paper-based 520, Computer-based 190, Internet-based 80 or IELTS minimum 6.5.  To determine if the English proficiency test is required, please see: http://grad.uc.edu/admissions/Admission_Criteria/international-students.html

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from the UC College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, a student must:

  • Complete all required course work and program requirements.
  • Obtain at least a 3.0 university grade point average.
  • Be in good academic standing; that is, not on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension.
  • File formal graduation application for the certificate by the posted semester of graduation deadline.

Application Deadlines

Admission to Summer Term only. April 1st – Deadline to apply

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

School of Information Technology Accreditation – ABET Accredited. One of the first 10 ABET-accredited IT programs in the nation

Quick Facts

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Degree in Information Technology : Distance Learning

Full-Time Program Duration

1 Years

Location

Uptown Campus West

Admission Criteria

Open

Contact

PO BOX 210002
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Phone: 513-556-1701
Rebekah Michael
rebekah.michael@uc.edu