No application fees through Fall 2022 for certificates and undergraduate degrees!
We do not have any limits on the number of courses that a student may take each semester. However, we recommend students with a full-time work schedule take no more than two courses per semester.
While the courses in the IT certificate program are structured primarily in a way that provides maximum flexibility to allow students to start any term, it is recommended that students begin by taking IT 3220 Strategic Business Value of IT. IT 4400 Web Application Development --Building Dynamic Web Sites is the capstone course for the program and, therefore, must be taken after the other four required courses in the program have been completed. The student's chosen elective course can be taken at any time.
Individuals must apply to and be offered admission to earn a certificate. A maximum of two courses that will count towards satisfying the requirements for the certificate may be taken at SCPS prior to admission.
Individuals can transfer one course for academic credit from a regionally accredited college or university. The transfer course will count towards one elective course in the certificate program, and must have been taken within the last three years. Transfer courses are not accepted for required courses in the certificate. Official transcripts and course syllabus are required for an analysis of the content, level, and comparability of the transfer course, as well as the quality of the student’s performance with a grade of B- or better. Official transcripts with a request for transfer of credits can be sent to SCPSregistration@virginia.edu or School of Continuing and Professional Studies, 104 Midmont Lane, PO Box 400764, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4764 Attn: Admission Services
Students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the certificate to be awarded. Should a grade fall below a C, the student has the option of retaking the course in order to complete the requirements and be awarded the certificate.
The Certificate in Information Technology is designed to be a stand-alone certificate program. Students interested in pursuring a degree program are encouraged to contact their chosen higher education institution for transfer credit acceptance.
Projected job growth in computer-related technical fields through 2022 is quite strong, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Preparing yourself to take advantage of this trend is a wise choice. Below are just a few of the occupations available with their projected job growth by 2022:
*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.