Certificate in Information Technology

When Attendance at live synchronous sessions is strongly encouraged, but each session will be recorded for students’ future listing (at no penalty) if they are not able to attend the live session.
Average Time to Complete On average, students take one or two courses a term, including the summer, to complete the certificate in 18 months.

About the Program

UVA | Certificate | Online – The UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies’ undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology provides the knowledge and skills necessary to assume entry-level positions in the field of information technology.

The certificate provides essential training for liberal arts graduates, career changers, and other professionals looking to enter both entry-level and mid-level positions in systems and business analysis, web design and application development, technical sales and marketing, quality assurance, and consulting.

Career Paths

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Courses & Requirements

18 Undergraduate Credits | Course Checklist

The undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology requires you to complete a total of 6 courses (5 required, 1 elective). The curriculum covers how to assess the value of IT investments and align technical strategies with business strategies, the basics of web design, enterprise systems architecture and design, database management and business intelligence/analytics, and how to build dynamic websites. Electives include programming with Java, agile project management, information assurance fundamentals, and business analytics for decision making.

The Annual Course Schedule and course descriptions are available to help with planning your course progression.

Asynchronous online courses can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Please see Current Term Classes for details.

Cost & Financial Aid

Estimated cost of certificate:*

$7,740 (same in-state and out-of-state)

*Additional fees may apply, including course materials. Tuition rates are adjusted annually.

Eligible for Active Duty Military Rate of $250 per credit hour (in state and out of state).

The School provides a reduced tuition rate of $250 per credit hour for active-duty military enrolled in online undergraduate degree and online undergraduate certificate programs. The School is committed to ensuring access to quality degree and certificate programs for veterans, or spouses or children of veterans, and services that help them succeed.

Additional financial aid information.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

Students can easily access the resources available to them through the Student Portal, where they will find academic resources and policies, information about UVA and Charlottesville, how to pay for a class, or set up their email accounts. Answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found on the Student Portal.

How to Apply

Individuals must apply to and be offered admission to earn a certificate. A maximum of two courses that will count toward satisfying the requirements for the certificate may be taken prior to admission. Formal application and admission instructions, contact information, application deadlines, and transcript information, are available online.

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