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Certificate Program Curricula

Networking and Information Security:

Students must take COMP 447, and may select 2 additional courses.

Click here for the current schedule information.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will be able to manage and address security concerns in networks, including wireless networks.
  • Students will acquire the skills to monitor and secure computers and network environments.
  • Students will acquire the skills to monitor and secure computers and network environments.

COMP 443 Computer Networks

Students will understand how the Internet is constructed, how data is routed to its destination, how connections are made, how congestion is handled, and how security can be addressed.

COMP 447 Intrusion Detection

Students will learn to configure ID systems (eg., snort) and analyze their output. They will also understand both network-based and host-based monitoring techniques.

COMP 448 Network Security

Students will gain an understanding of how to secure computers and network environments.

COMP 449 Wireless Network/Security

Students will gain an understanding of wireless networking, protocols, and standards, and security issues.

COMP 488 Topics: Computer Forensics Investigations

The student will be able to create a valid forensic image; implement an internet examination and memory analysis; and write a forensic examination report.

Web Programming:

Students should complete 3 of the 5 courses listed below. For students with limited background, Introduction to Web Programming should be completed first.

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Program Outcomes

  • Students will acquire proficiency in object-oriented programming.
  • Students will be able to develop applications incorporating a variety of both client-side and server-side technologies, using appropriate protocols.
  • Students will design interfaces that promote ease of user interaction in a variety of platforms.

COMP 422 Wireless/Mobile Software Development

Students will learn user interface design for small screens, programming techniques for devices with limited memory and processing power, data synchronization for mobile databases, and wireless network programming.

COMP 424 Client-Side Web Design

Students will learn markup of static and dynamic content, content transformation, client-side executable content including client-side scripting and embedded applets, and web-based content management systems.

COMP 441 Human-Computer Interaction

Students will acquire an awareness of different design and evaluation methods as well as practical, effective, and cost-conscience methods for improving systems and their interfaces.

COMP 425 Rapid Applications Development

Students will be able to identify and implement the standards and protocols for deploying web services.

CPST 342 Introduction to Web Application Development​

(offered by the School of Continuing Professional Studies. Course description available on Locus.)

Experience with commonly used web application development frameworks. Familiarity with database integration and deployment environments. Create webpages using JavaScript and related tools and protocols, and interface a webpage with a database.

Technology Management:

Students should complete three of the four courses listed below:

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Program Outcomes

  • Students will acquire a better understanding of the structure of an organization and how this impacts and is impacted by technology acquisition.
  • Students will develop models to support business decisions.
  • Students will be able to identify IT system requirements and build a design or plan and execute a project to satisfy those requirements.

COMP 403 Operations Management

Understanding of the role of operations management in organizations and applying models of production and operations management to decision making.

COMP 420 Software Systems Analysis

Students will be able to capture business requirements in a software modeling document and determine appropriate object-oriented classes suitable for final project implementation.

COMP 477 IT Project Management

Students will learn time management, work-flow management, and team dynamics to design, implement, and test large-scale software projects.

COMP 488-472 Organizational Change and Development

Students will understand the dynamics of change in organizations, learn techniques and strategies in managing change, and develop skills that will enable a change agent mentality within the context of Information Technology leadership.

Students must take COMP 447, and may select 2 additional courses.

Click here for the current schedule information.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will be able to manage and address security concerns in networks, including wireless networks.
  • Students will acquire the skills to monitor and secure computers and network environments.
  • Students will acquire the skills to monitor and secure computers and network environments.

Students should complete 3 of the 5 courses listed below. For students with limited background, Introduction to Web Programming should be completed first.

Click here for the current schedule information.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will acquire proficiency in object-oriented programming.
  • Students will be able to develop applications incorporating a variety of both client-side and server-side technologies, using appropriate protocols.
  • Students will design interfaces that promote ease of user interaction in a variety of platforms.

Students should complete three of the four courses listed below:

Click here for the current schedule information.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will acquire a better understanding of the structure of an organization and how this impacts and is impacted by technology acquisition.
  • Students will develop models to support business decisions.
  • Students will be able to identify IT system requirements and build a design or plan and execute a project to satisfy those requirements.