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Managing Technology for Professionals


This 16 credit certificate is designed for professionals whose goal is to become focused on the strategic benefits of effectively and efficiently managing information and technology in their businesses.  Program courses emphasize the use of technology as a tool for providing information for effective decision making, increased productivity, and the overall sound strategic management of emerging technologies in the corporate environment.  After completing the core certificate, students have the option to choose specialization options in business, healthcare, and/or networking.


Core Certificate* – 10 credits


IST 110 (GS) Information, People and Technology (3 credits) The use, analysis and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises.

IST 210 Organization of Data (4credits) Introduction to concept of databases including the storage, manipulation, evaluation, and display of data and related issues. Prerequisite: IST 110

IST 220 Networking and Telecommunications (3 credits) Introduction to digital network topologies; transmission media, signal modulation, digital packet switching and routing, systems integration, communications management, and security. Prerequisite: IST 110

Business Specialization* - 6 additional credits


MIS 204 Introduction to Business Information Systems (3 credits) Introduction to the use of information systems in business organizations.

SOC 055 (GS) Work in Modern Society (3 credits) The nature of work in varied occupational and organizational settings; current trends and work life in the future.

Healthcare Specialization* – 6 additional credits


H P A 101 Introduction to Health Services Organization (3 credits) Examination of the social, political, historic, and scientific factors in the development and organization of health services.

SOC 055 (GS) Work in Modern Society (3 credits) The nature of work in varied occupational and organizational settings; current trends and work life in the future.

Networking Specialization* – 12 additional credits

IST 225 PC Hardware Basics (3 credits) Preparation for PC hardware support: students learn data recovery and how to build, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair PC's. Prerequisite: IST 220

IST 226 Networking Essentials (3 credits) Concepts for peer-to-peer and server-based network: International Organization for Standardization-Open Systems Interconnection (ISO-OSI) reference model, industry standards, troubleshooting, performance monitoring, and optimization. Prerequisite: IST 220

IST 227 Network Administration (3 credits) Administering peer-to-peer and client/server networks: planning, installation, server configuration, resource management, remote access, performance monitoring, and optimization.Prerequisite: IST 226

IST 228 Advanced Network Administration (3 credits) TCP/IP planning, installation, configuration: IP addressing, subnetting, routing, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS), address/name resolution, Domain Name System (DNS); database, web, mail server management. Prerequisite: IST 226

*Students are responsible for completing any required prerequisite courses.