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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.
Official nameUndergraduate certificate in information systems and technology
Program typeUndergraduate certificate
Academic homeCollege of Engineering | Department of Information Technology
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*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.
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).
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
- Rapid development tools for online learning
- Introduction to project management
- Making and education (3D printing)
Typical program length1 year
Typical course load2 classes per semester
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
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.
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.