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Undergraduate Certificate in
Information Sciences and Technology


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.

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 timeframe that is comparable to a traditional semester schedule, with fixed start and end dates.

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

Prescribed Courses (12 credits)

  • 3

    The use, analysis, and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises.

    • Note

      The credits earned in this course may be applied toward the Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) requirement.

  • 3

    Introduction to the concept of databases, including the storage, manipulation, evaluation, and display of data, and related issues.

  • 3

    Introduction to digital network topologies, transmission media, signal modulation, digital packet switching and routing, systems integration, communications management, and security.

  • 3

    Introduction to how the World Wide Web utilizes emerging technologies. Students acquire a conceptual understanding of constructing websites.

Course Availability

If you're ready to see when your courses will be offered, visit our public LionPATH course search (opens in new window) to start planning ahead.

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