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Information Technology, Certificate of Proficiency


The Certificate of Proficiency in Information Technology provides students with training in basic computer applications and introductory coursework in the field of Information Technology. The program is designed to get people employed in entry-level IT positions. Students can select from a variety of introductory IT courses to build knowledge and skill in computer programming, database fundamentals, Linux and Windows system administration, computer architecture, cabling, networking, and security.

Total Program Credits: 18

Discipline Core Requirements: 12 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing CC 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context CC (5)   
  INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals  3
  IT 1510 Introduction to System Administration--Linux/UNIX  3
  IT 1600 Computer Architecture and Systems Software  3
Elective Requirements: 6 Credits
Complete 6 credits from the following: 6
  INFO 1200 Computer Programming I for IS IT (3)  
or CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming (3)  
  INFO 2410 Database Fundamentals (3)  
  IT 2400 Voice and Data Cabling Fundamentals (3)  
  IT 2530 Introduction to System Administration--Windows Client (3)  
  IT 2600 Data Communication Fundamentals (3)  
or CS 2600 Computer Networks I (3)  
  IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals (3)  
  IT 2800 Computer Forensic Fundamentals (3)  
  IT 290R Current Topics in Information Technology (1)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester credits.
  2. Minimum grade of C- required in all courses.
  3. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  4. Residency hours: minimum of 5 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing CC or  Literacies and Composition Across Contexts CC 3
INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals 3
IT 1510 Introduction to System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
IT 1600 Computer Architecture and Systems Software 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
Elective 3
Elective 3
  Semester total: 6
  Degree total: 18


Information Systems and Technology

The Information Systems and Technology department is in the   Scott M. Smith College of Engineering. To find the most up-to-date information, including Program Learning Outcomes for degree programs offered by the Information Systems and Technology department, visit their website.

Information Systems and Technology department

Program Details

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to Information Technology.
  2. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, both in written and oral forms.
  3. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for Information Technology.
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