Certificate, Information Technology Specialist

Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 30 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Certificate Requirements
Complete the certificate requirements. 1
Program Requirements
CITS F203Information Technology Support Fundamentals4
CITS F204Introduction to Network Support and Administration3
CITS F212Server Operating Systems3
CITS F261Computer and Network Security3
Select 8-9 credits from the following or program coordinator-approved courses:8-9
Microcomputer Operating Systems
Microcomputer Word Processing
Microcomputer Spreadsheets
Computer Business Applications
Microcomputer Applications: Topics 2
Desktop Publishing
Microcomputer Databases
Digital Graphics
Digital Photography
Microcomputer Operating Systems Support
Microcomputer Operating Systems: Topics 2
Implementing Internet Tools and Technologies
Graphics and Multimedia for the Web
Website Design
System and Network Services Administration
Networking and LAN Infrastructure Basics
Routing and Switching Essentials
Cybersecurity Defense and Countermeasures
Network Security Penetration Testing
Directory Services Administration
IT Troubleshooting Skills
Information Technology: Topics
Pass a certification review requiring students to demonstrate proficiency in the following skill areas: operating systems, hardware, and network support and troubleshooting. 3
Total Credits21-22

As part of the certificate requirements, complete ABUS F154 or ANTH F100XSOC F101X for the human relations requirement.


May be repeated for different topics.


Prior to graduation, all students are required to pass a certification review that includes a hands-on scenario task and the development and presentation of a portfolio of work.