Certificate in Information Technology

Certificate in Information Technology
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Learn about UC’s online certificate options in the field of IT

The Information Technology Certificate at the University of Cincinnati Online is the perfect stepping stone to help you enter the IT workforce.  This 100% online program, provides students with the skills needed to enter the IT field.  Our certificate program offers students a flexible learning schedule that helps them balance work, family and their education.  If you are looking to advance in your IT career, or break into the industry, UC Online’s certificate program is the perfect fit for you.

What is Information Technology?

Information Technology (IT) includes the computer technology a company or organization uses, and how it is used.  According to workforce.com, “Information technology is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems—particularly software applications and computer hardware.”  The University of Cincinnati Online’s IT Certificate students learn the fundamentals of IT, programming, database design and systems administration.

What Does it Take to be Successful in IT?

To be successful in the IT workforce, you need to have logical thinking skills and be detail oriented.  Information technology roles require patience, persistence, and the skillset to handle analytical work- all while working under stressful situations.  Great communication skills will be extremely helpful, especially when working with teammates that are from diverse backgrounds.

Program Highlights

  • 100% online: no campus visits are required
  • Part-time and full-time scheduling: have the flexibility to balance work and family obligations while completing your degree
  • Associate Degree Transfer Program: graduates can transition into UC’s (100% online) Associate of Applied Business Information Technology program and continue their education
  • Three Start Dates per Year: with courses offered year-round, students are offered the convenience of beginning their degree in Fall, Spring, or Summer.
  • Start-to-Graduation Support: Every student enrolled online is assigned a dedicated Academic Advisor and also a Student Success Coordinator providing one-on-one support. They are your on-campus partners who can help you manage your time and ensure you’re meeting degree requirements to get you to graduation.

Why University of Cincinnati Online?

Learn from National Renowned Faculty
The real-world focused faculty at UC are relevant, inspiring, attentive, supportive and connected!
Start-to-Graduation Support
Student Success Coordinators are available to students enrolled in online programs - they are your on-campus partner who can help you manage your time and whatever you need to get you to graduation.
Affordable Financial Support
Financial aid packages can help make your tuition more affordable. Currently, nearly all students at UC Online are eligible for some form of financial aid or assistance.
Career Advancement
Gain cutting-edge marketability, knowledge and skills to increase your earning potential and quality of life.
Academic Accreditation
The University of Cincinnati, a premier research and higher learning institution, ranks in the top tier of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and is fully accredited nationally.
The program is designed for working professionals that need the flexibility of online classes.

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