Information Technology Certificate

The Certificate in Information Technology (IT) is designed to provide essential training to students, liberal arts graduates, as well as career changers and other professionals looking to enter the field of information technology. The selection of courses teaches and exposes the language of IT to those new to the field.

The departmental certificate application should be submitted before the drop/add period of the semester of completion. All courses must have been completed within 5 years of receipt of application with a “C-“ or higher. IT, CS, CIS, and SE majors may not earn this certificate. Download the Application for Certificate Completion here.

To earn a Certificate in Information Technology, participants must complete 12 hours from the following courses:


  • CGS 2570 Personal Computer Apps

Choose one of:

  • CGS 3464 Visual Programming
  • COP 2253 Programming Using Java
  • COP 2334 Programming Using C++
  • COP 2830 Script Programming

Choose two of:

  • CEN 4340C IT Infrastructure Planning, Acquisition, and Integration
  • CIS 4361C IT Security
  • CNT 4007C Theory and Fundamentals of Networks
  • CNT 4014C IT Administration
  • COP 4610C Theory and Fundamentals of Operating Systems
  • CTS 3159 End User Support


View the Computer Science Department's Academic Learning Compact Computer Science

For more information about this and other exciting certificate opportunities, please see the Certificate Brochure.

Please direct questions to:

Sarah Kuhl
Building 4 Room 225