The undergraduate Information Technology Certificate online is designed for liberal arts graduates, career changers, and other professionals moving into entry-level and mid-level positions as systems and business analysts, web design and application developers, technical sales and marketing professionals, quality assurance experts, and consultants.
Advance your career in the field of information technology, and join the UVA family for life.
|Start Dates||August, January, May|
|Estimated Cost||$7,740 (same in-state and out-of-state)|
|Duration||18 undergraduate credits / 6 courses/ 18 months on average|
|Next Application Deadline||July 1, 2019 for Fall 2019 term|
Review the Annual Course Schedule to determine which classes are typically offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms.
IT 3220 Strategic Business Value of Information Technology
Focuses on how to assess the value of IT investments and align technical strategies with business strategies. Introduces Porter's Five Forces Model, the value chain, technology payoff metrics, and risk analysis. Explores ways to leverage disruptive technologies for competitive advantage.
IT 3230 Basics of Web Design
Master the basics of website construction, design, and maintenance using XHMTL and CSS. The course provides an overview of aesthetic, business, and technical website design concepts. Attention is also given to the underlying concepts of website design such as navigation for websites, usability, accessibility issues, and the process of putting a completed website online.
IT 3240 Enterprise Systems Architecture & Design
Applies common frameworks and methodologies to the examination of enterprise system architecture needs. Includes coverage of the systems development life cycle and the methodologies in use characterized by their varying degrees of iteration, structure, and user involvement. Emphasizes analytical and design concepts and related tools such as use cases and Unified Modeling Language.
IT 3400 Database Management & Business Intelligence/Analytics
Learn and apply the fundamentals of relational database modeling and database management systems technology in the development of business information systems. Encompasses entity/relationship diagrams, relational theory, normalization, integrity constraints, the Structured Query Language (SQL), and physical and logical design. Students will also be exposed to core concepts and tools associated with data warehousing.
IT 4400 Web Application Development - Building Dynamic Websites
This course serves as a capstone course to be taken after all other required courses in the program. Using a project-based approach, students will develop web applications using the PHP scripting language and MySQL databases. Topics include PHP scripting, data-driven interactivity, writing secure PHP programs, and code frameworks.
IT 3210 Programming with Java
Studies key structures, concepts, and applications needed to write programs with Java, an object-oriented programming language used for developing user interfaces on the web.
IT 3350 Agile Project Management
Introduces the principles of Agile Project Management and covers the frameworks and practices used by agile teams. Explores innovative ways of gathering requirements, estimation, release planning, performance metrics, and scaling with the Agile Manifesto in mind. Emphasizes software development while applying the principles to any type of project.
IT 3380 Information Assurance Fundamentals
Introduces technological advances in information risk assessment and security management, as well as environments affected by advancing technology. Reviews risks involved in computing, threats to secruity in computing, encryption, programming controls, operating systems controls, law and ethics, network controls, administrative controls, and information risk mitigation protocols to make highly secured information systems.
IT 3500 Business Analytics for Decision Making
Introduces students to the technological advances in business analytics for decision making. This course will review the concept of business analytics for developing various models for understanding useful information from historical data, the effect of uncertainty on decision making, and eventually choosing the best decision based on the available data.
The information contained on this web site is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.
Angela came to SCPS after over 20 years in the IT and computer science industries, starting her career as a database programmer and working her way up to a job as a fellow and chief scientist leading cybersecurity initiatives at Booz Allen Hamilton. She is the director of the certificate programs in Cybersecurity Management and Information Technology, and developed and launched the Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis program in 2018.Read more