Certificates

Certificate programs offer advanced specialized training to the Associate in Science degree IT. These certificates are intended to provide knowledge and skills beyond the basic IT education. Certificates are small programs (usually 1-3 courses) that are usually completed in conjunction with one of our associate degrees or taken by IT professionals looking to update their skill set.

 

Programming Certificates

Bioinformatics

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    This certificate is designed for individuals with a college background in the life sciences to prepare them for careers in the emerging field of bioinformatics. Bioinformatics is the application of information technology to the management and analysis of biological data. Computational tools are used to store, retrieve, analyze or predict the composition or structure of biomolecules. Increasingly, the biotechnology workforce requires knowledge of bioinformatics, at least at the literacy level, in order to be able to communicate in the workplace. Beyond literacy, there are employment opportunities available for scientists and technicians with the following skills: database creation and management; writing small computer programs (scripts) to query databases; using computational analysis tools effectively and website design and maintenance to make information accessible. In the certificate program, students study the design and use of bioinformatics tools, Unix, the Perl programming language, Oracle relational database, and Internet technology.

IT-Java Professional Web Developer

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    This certificate is designed to prepare information systems professionals to use the Java programming language for web development. Three classes are used to teach students the necessary skills to make them successful in Java web development.

IT-LAMP Open Source Development

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    This Advanced Technical Certificate is designed to prepare information systems professionals for development positions in the arena of Internet Web programming. Each student takes technical courses in client-side and server-side website development. The Advanced Technical Certificate in Web Programming will allow students to augment skills learned in Information Technology associate degrees or bachelor degrees.

IT-Microsoft Visual Studio.NET

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    This certificate is designed to prepare IT professionals to use Microsoft�s Visual Studio.NET� applications development suite. Each student takes programming courses in Visual Basic.NET�. In addition, the students take a course in ASP.NET giving them experience and understanding of web services provided with these products. Students also take a course in ActiveX Data Objects (ADO.NET) giving them training in database access that provides platform interoperability and scalable data access. This IT�Microsoft Visual Studio.NET� Certificate allows students to augment skills learned in Information Technology two-year associate degree programs.

IT-PHP Professional Web Development

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    This certificate is designed to prepare information systems professionals to use the PHP programming language for web development. Classes include advanced web application features such as shopping carts, content management system using Drupal, web forums and connecting to web services. Three classes are used to teach students the necessary skills to make them successful in PHP web development.

IT-iPhone Applications Development

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    This certificate is designed to prepare information systems professionals to develop iPhone applications. Students use the SDK environment on Apple computers for development. Two classes are used to teach students the necessary skills to make them successful in iPhone Applications Development.

Infrastructure Certificates

IT-Microsoft� Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP)

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    • Fall 2009-2010 Curriculum
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    This certificate is designed for students who have already graduated with a degree in Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, or have significant IT industry work experience to gain the knowledge required to earn the Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional(MCITP) : Windows Server designation. The MCITP certificate program provides students the skills required to install and administer Windows clients and servers. In addition, the students will obtain the skills required to administer a Windows network environment and learn the fundamentals of Active Directory.

    Windows clients and servers are the industry�s most widely used server and client operating systems. The Windows family includes Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2008 Server, Windows XP and Windows Vista. The tests that constitute the MCITP certification are also applicable to other Microsoft certifications. For further information on this and other Microsoft certifications, see the Microsoft website at www.microsoft.com.

IT-CISCO Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)

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    This certificate is designed to prepare information systems professionals for the field of network management. Design, configuration, maintenance and trouble shooting of both local area networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) are becoming increasingly important as the number of networking devices continues to grow. Students enrolling in the CCNA certificate will be able to meet these needs, thereby taking advantage of this growing segment of the economy. Three courses are used to teach students the necessary skills to make them successful in the field of data networking. Please note: completion of the CCNA certificate courses prepares students to test for the CCNA certification.

IT-COMPTIA A+ Computer Essentials

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    IT-CompTIA A+ Computer Essentials Certificate provides instruction for information systems professionals and programming students for the area of computer hardware and software. Topics covered include installation, maintenance and trouble shooting of personal computer hardware, operating systems, and software. Please note: completion of the IT-CompTIA A+ Computer Essentials Certificate (two) courses prepares the student to test for the CompTIA A+ certification.

IT-Information Security

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    • Fall 2008-2009 Curriculum
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    The IT Information Security Certificate program provides comprehensive instruction for networking students and professionals who want to expand their skills in computer security. Students survey issues in IT security awareness, data confidentiality, network security, and legal and ethical issues associated with computer system security.

    This certificate provides hands-on training in designing, planning and executing a vulnerability assessment on a computer network. Once the assessment is completed, students design a security plan to protect the network from threats. Students will be introduced to several firewall technologies including packet filtering, proxy firewalls, application gateways and circuit gateways. In addition, the students will be trained in properly securing a network using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

    The IT Information Security Certificate prepares the student to test for two of the CISCO Certified Security Professional (CCSP) exams, Security+ certification and Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification.