Information Technology Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate of Information Technology


About the Program

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 errors. 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 hour 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.

Program Objectives

By completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the specialty areas and concepts of Information Technology
  • Demonstrate proficiency in network design, analysis and security; database design and analysis; and software design and implementation

Graduate Certificate of Information Technology for the Early IT Program


About the Program

This certificate provides a solid foundation in essential Information Technology skills required for teachers to instruct the SoIT’s first year IT courses in our Early IT program schools.  The eighteen credit-hour graduate certificate is composed of twelve one-credit courses that cover the foundations of software development, database management, networking, system administration, and information security. An additional six one-credit courses present content taught in freshman level courses and provides hands-on experience developing the syllabus, creating lectures, and grading assignments. This program is offered online in competency based education format.

Program Objectives

By completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the specialty areas and concepts of Information Technology
  • Demonstrate proficiency in network design, analysis and security; database design and analysis; and software design and implementation
  • Teach the freshman level courses of the SoIT’s bachelor’s degree at the high school level
  • Become adjunct eligible to teach freshman level courses for the School of Information Technology

Accreditation

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

Curriculum