School of Natural Sciences

Certificate in Information Technology

The Information Technology Certificate (ITC) is a 15-19 credit hour program designed for students of any major who aspire to incorporate computer information technology in their specific field.  A student will acquire a strong background in problem solving techniques by completing two computer-programming courses. 

Student Learning Goals

Upon completion of the ITC, students will be capable of the following:

  • understanding, troubleshooting, and managing computing resources
  • deploying technology in industry situations.

IT Certificate Residency Requirement

The Computer Science Department enforces the IU Southeast Certificate Residency Requirement (minimum of 50% of total credits) with no additions.

Admission Requirements

To be accepted into the ITC Program, a student must satisfy IUS admission requirements (see Requirements for Entering Students).  Additionally, two years of high school mathematics or the equivalent score on the math placement test is indispensable. All courses required for the IT Certificate must be completed with a grade of C or higher.  An overall GPA of at least a 2.0 is required.

IT Certificate Core

All courses below must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

  • CSCI-C 106* Introduction to Computers and their Use OR BUS-K 201 Introduction to Computers and their Use

Choose one programming sequence (2 courses)

  • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming I
  • CSCI-A 202 Introduction to Programming II


  • CSCI-C 201 Computer Programming II
  • CSCI-C 202 Introduction to Software Systems


  • INFO-I 210 Information Infrastructure I
  • INFO-I 211 Information Infrastructure II

IT Certificate Electives

All courses below require a grade of C or higher. If you would like to remain within a singular focus, please see the suggested lists below. These credits will not result in a track or concentration being added to the transcript for your certificate. 

Complete one of the following Course sets(or mix any two courses from the lists below) that equal 6-8 credit hours:

Information Systems Courses 

  • CSCI-A 121 Cyberspace Influences on Privacy, Security, and Society
  • CSCI-N 211 Introduction to Databases
  • CSCI-A 211 Word Processing Applications
  • CSCI-A 212 Spreadsheet Applications
  • CSCI-A 213 Database Applications
  • CSCI-A 247 Network Technologies and Administration
  • CSCI-C 104 Introduction to Computer Science
  • CSCI-C 105 Introduction to C Programming
  • CSCI-C 343 Data Structures
  • CSCI-N 341 Introduction to Client-Side Web Programming
  • CSCI-N 342 Server-Side Programming for the Web
  • INFO-I 202 Social Informatics
  • INFO-I 308 Information Representation

Fine Arts Courses 

  • FINA-P 323 Introduction to Web Design
  • FINA-S 254 Beginning Typography
  • FINA-S 351 Graphic Design 2
  • FINA-S 352 Graphid Design 3
  • FINA-T 338 Special Topics in Digital Media

Geoscience Courses 

  • GEOG-G 338 Geographic Information Science
  • GEOG-G 438 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Journalism Courses 

  • JOUR-J 210 Visual Communication
  • JOUR-J 362 Journalism Multimedia Storytelling
  • JOUR-J 425 Supervision of School Media

Nursing Courses

  • NURS-H 335 Data Analysis/Practice and Research
  • Any Course From Another Listed Set

Sociology Courses 

  • SOC-S 380 Introduction to Methods and Social Research I
  • SOC-S 381 Introduction to Methods and Social Research II

Psychology Courses 

  • PSY-P 341 Research and Quantitative Methods in Psychology I
  • PSY-P 342 Research and Quantitative Methods in Psychology II
  • PSY-P 354 Statistical Analysis in Psychology

Business Courses

  • BUS-K 321 Management of Information Technology
  • BUS-K 330 Special Topics: Information Technology Management Issues
  • BUS-K 340 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • BUS-K 440 Business Intelligence
  • BUS-P 301 Operations Management
  • BUS-P 330 Project Management
  • BUS-P 421 Supply Chain Management
  • ECON-E 280 Applied Statistics for Business and Economics I
  • ECON-E 281 Applied Statistics for Business and Economics II

Education Courses 

  • EDUC-W 200 Computer in Education OR EDUC-R 531 Computer in Education
  • EDUC-W 506 Using the Internet in K-12 Classrooms
  • EDUC-W 520 Technical Issues in Computer-Based Education
  • EDUC-W 540 Computer-Based Teaching Methods

Criminal Justice Courses 

  • CJUS-P 295 Criminal Justice Data, Methods, and Resources
  • Any Course From Another Listed Set

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