Information Technology : Online

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Why study Information Technology : Online?

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 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.

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.

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

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 classes, and receiving the certificate.

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.

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.

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: International Student policy

Application Deadlines

Admission to Summer Term only. May 1st – deadline to apply

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

Contact Information

CECH Recruitment
PO BOX 210014
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-6308

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Program Code: 18GC-IT-GC-.IT-DL