IT Specialist Certificate (2403)

This certificate program builds upon previous information technology foundational skills by providing core competencies as well as breadth and depth in specific focus areas.  It is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of positions requiring more specialized computer knowledge and skills.  It also fulfills one of the designated steps leading to completion for all of the IT degree concentrations.

Course Title Credit Hours
Completion of a minimum of 15 credits in ITCS/ITDB/ITIS/ITON courses 115
(At least one course must be selected from within the list of IT Industry Certification Preparation courses)
OR
Completion of one of the Information Technology & Computer Science focus areas listed below15-18
Tota Credit Hours: 15-18
1

Information Technology and Computer Science (IT&CS) credits earned through the IT Foundations Certificate can be applied to the IT Specialist Certificate.

Information Technology Certification Preparation Courses

Course Title Credit Hours
ITDB 1400Introduction to SQL2
ITDB 1405Oracle PL/SQL Programming2
ITDB 1406Microsoft SQL Concepts2
ITDB 2417Oracle Database Administration3
ITDB 2427Microsoft SQL Server Administration3
ITIS 1355Security+ and Security Essentials3
ITIS 2015Information Technology Project Management3
ITIS 2355Security Investigation and Penetration Studies3
ITON 1205Network+ and Networking Essentials2
ITON 1748Linux Administration I3
ITON 1758Linux Administration II3
ITON 2240Installing and Configuring Windows Server 20122
ITON 2241Administering Windows Server 20122
ITON 2242Configuring Advanced Windows Server 20122
ITON 2768Linux Administration III3

Remaining credits can be taken from within the above list or any other Information Technology (ITCS, ITDB, ITIS, ITON) courses.

Information Technology and Computer Science (IT&CS) Focus Areas

Course Title Credit Hours
Application Development - Android Focus Area
ITCS 1010Programming Logic3
ITCS 1820Java Programming I3
ITCS 2820Java/Android Programming II3
ITCS 2821Java/Android Programming III2
ITDB 1400Introduction to SQL2
ITIS 1005Computer Essentials3
or ITIS 1007 Principles of Information Technology and Computer Science
Total Credit Hours16
Course Title Credit Hours
Application Development - iOS Focus Area
ITCS 1010Programming Logic3
ITCS 1825Programming I for iOS3
ITCS 2825Programming II for iOS3
ITCS 2826Programming III for iOS2
ITDB 1400Introduction to SQL2
ITIS 1005Computer Essentials3
or ITIS 1007 Principles of Information Technology and Computer Science
Total Credit Hours16
Course Title Credit Hours
Data Analytics Focus Area
ITCS 1010Programming Logic3
ITCS 1880R Programming I3
ITDB 1400Introduction to SQL2
ITIS 1007Principles of Information Technology and Computer Science3
ITIS 1520Microsoft Office Excel: Skills and Techniques3
MATH 1550Statistics4
Total Credit Hours18
Course Title Credit Hours
Database Systems Focus Area
ITCS 1010Programming Logic3
ITDB 1401SQL Programming and Database Design3
ITDB 1405Oracle PL/SQL Programming2
ITDB 1406Microsoft SQL Concepts2
ITDB 1407MySQL Database Analysis and Design2
ITIS 1030Security Awareness1
ITON 1748Linux Administration I3
Total Credit Hours16
Course Title Credit Hours
IT Support Focus Area
ITIS 1007Principles of Information Technology and Computer Science3
ITIS 1025Managing and Optimizing Personal Computers3
ITIS 1027Information Technology Support Fundamentals I2
ITIS 1028Information Technology Support Fundamentals II2
ITIS 1030Security Awareness1
ITIS 2510Help Desk Concepts and Management3
ITON 1070Operating Systems: Skills and Techniques1
ITON 1205Network+ and Networking Essentials2
Total Credit Hours17
Course Title Credit Hours
Operating Systems/Networking Focus Area
ITIS 1007Principles of Information Technology and Computer Science3
ITIS 1355Security+ and Security Essentials3
ITON 1205Network+ and Networking Essentials2
ITON 1748Linux Administration I3
ITON 2250Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 20162
ITON 2080Supporting Client Operating Systems2
Total Credit Hours15
Course Title Credit Hours
Project Management Focus Area
BUSM 1300Introduction to Business3
ITIS 1005Computer Essentials3
or ITIS 1007 Principles of Information Technology and Computer Science
ITIS 1008Ethics in Information Technology1
ITIS 1520Microsoft Office Excel: Skills and Techniques3
ITIS 1560Microsoft Office Project: Skills and Techniques3
ITIS 2015Information Technology Project Management3
Total Credit Hours16
Course Title Credit Hours
Python and Oracle Focus Area
ITCS 1010Programming Logic3
ITCS 1870Python Programming I3
ITCS 2873Python Programming II3
ITDB 1400Introduction to SQL2
ITDB 1405Oracle PL/SQL Programming2
ITIS 1007Principles of Information Technology and Computer Science3
Total Credit Hours16
Course Title Credit Hours
Web Development Focus Area
ITCS 1010Programming Logic3
ITCS 1105Web Programming I3
ITDB 1400Introduction to SQL2
ITIS 1005Computer Essentials3
or ITIS 1007 Principles of Information Technology and Computer Science
ITIS 1102Internet: Services, Tools, and Web Page Design3
ITIS 1108Using an HTML Editor2
Total Credit Hours16