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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Technology

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Technology is available to students who have already earned a bachelor's degree. The certificate program is designed to give the student the knowledge and skills needed move into a career in technology through a challenging academic program of study in Information Systems and Information Technology. The program emphasizes knowledge and skills needed to manage Information Technology infrastructure in organizations.

Note: SoPA also offers Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Business Systems Analysis, Integrated Application Development and Cybersecurity. Each requires the 6 core courses from the Applied Computing undergraduate program plus six additional concentration courses. Students seeking to earn multiple certificates (or who have earned a B.S. in Applied Computing and seek to earn a certificate in another concentration area) may not use a single course to satisfy the requirements of more than one degree or concentration.

Certificate Requirements

CPST 1200 Fundamentals of Information Systems and Information Technology 3
CPST 2200 Problem Analysis and Programming Principles I 3
CPST 2300 Database Fundamentals 3
CPST 3600 IT Hardware and Software Fundamentals 3
CPST 3700 Networking Fundamentals 3
CPST 3900 Fundamentals of Information Security and Assurance 3

Concentration Requirements

  Select six courses: 18
CPST 3500 Information Systems Project Management  
CPST 3610 Internet Server Administration with Windows Server and IIS  
CPST 3650 Internet Server Administration with Linux and Apache  
CPST 3690 Microcomputer Hardware  
CPST 3710 Internet Technologies  
CPST 3930 Cyber Threats and Cyber Security  
CPST 4350 Database Administration  
CPST 4610 Network Administration  
CPST 4640 TCP/IP Protocol  
CPST 4650 Unix Systems Administration  
CPST 4670 Advanced Network Administration  
CPST 4700 Wide Area Networks  
CPST 4710 Managing a Network Infrastructure  
CPST 4750 IP Routing and Switching  
CPST 4930 Network Security  
CPST 4950 Website Security  
  Total 36