The online certificate in information sciences and technology is a four-course, 12-credit program of study. To earn this certificate, you must successfully complete four IST courses.

Course List - Undergraduate Certificate in Information Sciences and Technology 

The core courses in this program are online group classes, with a group of students progressing together through each course. Courses are offered in a time frame that is comparable to a traditional semester schedule, with fixed start and end dates.

Required Courses (12 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Information, People, and Technology IST 110 (GS) The use, analysis, and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises. 3 credits
Organization of Data IST 210 Introduction to the concept of databases, including the storage, manipulation, evaluation, and display of data, and related issues.

Prerequisite: IST 110
3 credits
Networking and Telecommunications IST 220 Introduction to digital network topologies, transmission media, signal modulation, digital packet switching and routing, systems integration, communications management, and security. 3 credits
Introduction to Web Design and Development  IST 250 Introduction to how the World Wide Web utilizes emerging technologies. Students acquire a conceptual understanding of constructing Web sites.

Prerequisite: IST 110 
3 credits

A Note about Prerequisites
Prerequisites as listed may be waived by the course instructor if you can demonstrate the required level of competency.

Course Availability

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