Information systems and technology

Undergraduate certificate University of Missouri-Columbia
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Overview

For individuals seeking entry-level career opportunities, seeking career advancement or seeking professional development, the online undergraduate certificate in information systems and technology delivers much-needed IT skills. 

This program is interdisciplinary — the curriculum features course work from the College of Engineering and the College of Education — and provides a dynamic and flexible experience for students working or seeking education in various fields.

Quick facts

Official name

Undergraduate certificate in information systems and technology

Campus

University of Missouri-Columbia

Program type

Undergraduate certificate

Academic home

College of Engineering | Department of Information Technology

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

12

Estimated cost

$6,793.20

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

Develop skills to:

  • Design and develop algorithmic and programming solutions to solve problems, using computational thinking skills;
  • Design and develop databases for effective information organization and access;
  • Design and develop web pages using high-quality standards.

Students can apply these skills to help do their current jobs more effectively, which could lead to career advancement or salary increase. These skills are applicable to careers in entry-level information technology (e.g., designing or maintaining databases, IT project management, IT security, cloud system infrastructure).

Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
10.71%
employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$92,000
median salary

Program structure

The online undergraduate certificate in information systems and technology is 100% online: no campus visits required.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take two classes per semester and finish the program in one year.

Course work includes

  • Problem solving and programming
  • Web design and development
  • Interactive web design with JavaScript
  • Rapid development tools for online learning
  • Introduction to project management
  • Making and education (3D printing)

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

1 year

Typical course load

2 classes per semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Faculty spotlight

Dale Musser

Dale Musser was previously a faculty member in Network Learning Systems in the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri and a manager of entertainment and educational software development at IBM in Atlanta. His research and development work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education. He was a co-founder of MU’s Center for Technology Innovations in Education.

Dale Musser
Associate Teaching Professor
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Professor Maurer’s background is in media technology, and he brings his experience in film production to the IT program. He is an independent film director and producer, and owns two film production businesses. His technical focus includes media creation, UHD workflow, camera technology, audio engineering, video processing and post-production.

Brian Maurer
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Assistant Professor of Practice

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Information Technology