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)
Information, People, and Technology
IST 110 (GS)
The use, analysis, and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises.
Organization of Data
Introduction to the concept of databases, including the storage, manipulation, evaluation, and display of data, and related issues.
Networking and Telecommunications
Introduction to digital network topologies, transmission media, signal modulation, digital packet switching and routing, systems integration, communications management, and security.
Introduction to Web Design and Development
Introduction to how the World Wide Web utilizes emerging technologies. Students acquire a conceptual understanding of constructing Web sites.
A Note about Prerequisites
Prerequisites as listed may be waived by the course instructor if you can demonstrate the required level of competency.