Advanced Information Technology Undergraduate Certificate

Advanced Information Technology Online Undergraduate Certificate Program

Format

100% Online

24/7 Access To Coursework

Semester Schedule

Two 7-Week Terms Per Semester

Three Semesters Per Year

Credit Hours Required

18*

Time Commitment

10-17 Hours Per Course Per Week

*Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Cost

Cost per Credit

$318

$250 Military Service Members

Fees

Fast & Free Application

Apply By

Sept. 25, 2020

Classes Start

Oct. 26, 2020

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Explore Advanced Information Technology

Develop your advanced IT skills to address complex organizational computing needs and enter this in-demand field with Champlain's online advanced information technology degree.

This certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program, or can be used as a stepping stone on the way to obtaining your online bachelor's in computer and information systems. Please note, you must complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology Fundamentals prior to enrolling in this certificate. 

Build Your Career Future

We understand how important it is for busy working adults to gain knowledge and expertise quickly, which is why our advanced information technology certificate coursework is applicable to the workplace from day one. Whether you've already earned an undergraduate degree or you're currently pursuing your bachelor's degree, an online information technology certificate is a great way to earn a credential in the field, get your resume noticed, and demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of knowledge.

Fast Start Formula Career Bundle

Propel your career even further by upgrading your certificate with our Fast Start Formula Career Bundle designed to get you noticed and get you hired. Gain access to the Fast Start Formula Career Course, the Landing A Job You'll Love Ebook, live webinars with "hot seat" coaching by Executive Career Coach Jen Morris and a one-year membership to the leading job search website for remote and flexible jobs, Flex Jobs. 

Academic Excellence and Recognition

New England Commission of Higher Education Logo

Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

US News & World Report Best Online Programs Bachelor's Badge 2020

Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Military Friendly School Badge

Designated as a Military Friendly School for our commitment to the military community

Ranked amount the best online colleges by Intelligent.com

Named the Best Private Online College by Intelligent.com

Gain New Skills With A Certificate

Computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all new occupations.*

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2019

Top Reasons To Pursue A Certificate

  • Enter a new field
  • Build Skills
  • Gain knowledge on your way toward a degree
  • Differentiate your resume
  • Earn a credential
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of learning
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Program Details

Learn more about Champlain's 100% online advanced information technology undergraduate certificate, designed for working professionals.

Champlain's online advanced information technology courses encompass the top skills needed by today's IT professionals.

Note: Some of the courses in this program are available in 15-week terms only. Please contact your advisor for details.   

Courses

Use Windows? Want to know more about Linux and or Apple? In this course, students don't just read about other operating systems, they step out of their comfort zones and develop a working knowledge of their structure and functionality. As part of these activities, students also learn how to use VMware and, in the case of students without access to Apple hardware, resources offered in the cloud as a services. Students also survey/compare mobile device operating systems.

Project Management is the formal application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project-based activities to meet organizational requirements. Project management is accomplished through the use of processes such as Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing. Project managers can divide projects into these phases to provide better management control with appropriate links to the ongoing operations of the organization. Collectively, these phases, known as the project life cycle, form the foundation for the practice of project management and are guided by the Body of Knowledge from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

This hands-on course will cover the fundamentals, of current Windows server systems and network administration. Topics will include the basics of installing the operating system, adding and managing users and groups, installing and managing services, Windows security objects and permissions, disaster recovery, and migration from previous versions of the operating system.

Prerequisites

CMIT-130, CMIT-140

A hands-on course covering key components of the Linux operating system. Through hands-on activities students will gain a working knowledge of the Linux operating system. Topics include installation and configuration of Linux, using common commands and graphical interfaces, installing common server applications, User and group account management, as well as performance monitoring and security systems.

Prerequisites

CMIT-130, CMIT-140

Examines the basic principles and methodologies used in the design of both local and wide area networks. Topics include network options, analysis, component and protocol selection, performance considerations and RFP development.

Prerequisites

NETW-250 or NETW-260

This course is an introduction to programming using the Java programming language. Topics include programming logic, selection and repetition, array processing, classes, methods, and loops. The course introduces the student to the basic concepts of object oriented programming and exception handling. The focus is on developing high quality, working software that solves real problems.

Prerequisites

CMIT-135

Graduates of the online advanced information technology certificate program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:

  • Install, configure, manage, and secure Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Use industry best practices to to safeguard data and design reliable, scalable, and secure networks.
  • Develop and test Java applications to solve real-world problems.
  • Apply project management best practices to enhance effectiveness and efficiency. 

Champlain College Online's information technology faculty, led by Cybersecurity Program Chair Kathleen Hyde, MCIS, MBA, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s IT professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the world of information technology, and create a rich community of career-focused learning.

Many certificate students come to us seeking ways to get noticed at their current employers or to get hired in a new field. Given that, we are hyper focused on increasing the career mobility of our students and that's why we developed the Fast Start Formula Career Bundle, a suite of career offerings designed to help our students get noticed, get hired and land jobs they'll love.

Valued at over $1,000, the career bundle is offered to Champlain College Online certificate students for only $162 and includes: 

  • Fast Start Formula Course: The Fast Start Formula Course for getting noticed and getting hired is taught by Jen Morris, an executive career coach that we've developed a partnership with to support our students in their job search journeys. This course is online, self-paced and full of tips and tricks to land a job you'll love.
  • Live Webinars: Log-on to ask your specific job search questions, get live “hot seat” coaching and gain valuable insights from leading career coach, Jen Morris.
  • Membership to Flex Jobs (12-months): As the leading resource for finding remote and flexible work, Flex Jobs helps people find professional remote and flexible jobs in 50+ career fields, entry-level to executive, part-time to full-time, in the U.S. and around the world. Every job and company is researched for you to help you decide if you want to apply. Flex Jobs also offers great resources and tools like resume reviews and live customer support so you can land the remote or flexible job you want.
  • Landing A Job You'll Love Ebook: Download this ebook full of tips and tricks for standing out from the competition. From how to optimize your LinkedIn profile, to insider information on how recruiters work and bypassing the automated application websites, you’ll be sure to learn how rise to the top. 

Upon enrollment in a degree or certificate, your access to the Fast Start Formula Career Bundle will made available to you. 

Tuition & Costs

Continuing your education is an investment in your future. Learn more about our affordable tuition rates.

Dare to Expect More of Champlain Online

Expect Convenience

Our programs are designed for busy adults. Go to school wherever and whenever is best for you, on the device of your choice.

Expect A Career Focus

Everything you learn in our online classrooms is relevant and immediately applicable to your work.

Expect Support

Your education journey is our priority and our student support team has your back every step of the way.

Expect Superior Faculty

Learn from practitioner faculty working in the field, with real-world experience and knowledge.

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