Students must be second-year students in an Information Technology programming degree or a minimum of three years of related work experience. The student is expected to have exposure to a relational database management system (RDBMS) (e.g., Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 or an equivalent). The course 10-152-124, Microsoft Access Development, may be taken if a student does not have work experience with an RDBMS. The student is also expected to have exposure to a programming language (e.g. COBOL, Visual Basic, C++, Java, etc.) either through professional experience or IT department coursework.
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To earn a certificate, you need to apply for admission. A grade of C or better is required in each course to award the certificate. No more than 50% of the certificate credits may be through advanced standing.
Online Certificate Application
Create an ApplyWeb account and follow the instructions to complete the Online Certificate Application. Submit the $15 non-refundable fee (payable by credit card, debit card or electronic check) with your application. Applicants may submit more than one certificate application per term using the Online Certificate Application; the same fees apply for each additional application.
Paper Certificate Application
You can request a paper application from the Enrollment Center at (608) 246-6210. Submit the $15 non-refundable fee (payable by check or money order) with your application. Effective January 1, 2011, the non-refundable paper certificate application fee will be $20. Please note: using a paper application can delay the processing of your admission application additional two weeks.
Financial Aid Eligibility
Certificates are not eligible for financial aid.