Information Technology Graduate Certificate

This certificate provides students with hands-on experience in various aspects of software design and implementation, offering comprehensive knowledge about the state-of-the-art in information technology. Reports and surveys from the industry reveal that today’s business world seeks graduates with good technical skills. With this in mind, the Information Technology Graduate Certificate helps students build:

  • Broad business perspective and experience
  • Systems/IS skills, including hardware and software programming
  • Communication/interpersonal/team skills
  • Analytical and thinking skills
  • Cutting-edge technology knowledge in areas of systems analysis, web technology, data communications, and database systems

The certificate develops the skills required to assist an organization with major Information Systems challenges such as:

  • Assessing the different information needs of different organizational levels within an organization
  • Designing or fully participating in designing systems for an organization that are both competitive and efficient
  • Creating an Information Systems architecture that aligns with the organization’s goals
  • Designing systems that people can control, understand, and use in a socially and ethically responsible manner

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge of the goals, functions, and operations of an IT organization.
  • Proficiency in analytical and technical skills in various aspects of software design and implementation.
  • Competence in the field of information technology, and the ability to contribute to its advancement.

Program Options

Available on campus and in the following formats:

  • Online
  • eLive: By combining the convenience of online study and the dynamic of face-to-face learning, the eLive format provides added flexibility and new avenues of opportunity for those with demanding schedules. Each course for the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology combines online study with four on-campus Saturday meetings per semester.

Admission Information

Prerequisite courses or evidence of proficiency in these areas must accompany the application to the program. If college-level credit courses are not in evidence, the department will determine what prerequisite courses must be completed in addition to the graduate certificate requirements. Students claiming equivalent proficiency in prerequisite courses from non-academic sources must take an examination to demonstrate such proficiency.

Official transcripts of previous academic work, two letters of recommendation, personal statement and résumé are required as part of the application.

A maximum of two graduate-level courses (8 credits) taken at Metropolitan College prior to acceptance into the program may be applied toward the certificate.

Minimum passing grade for a course in the graduate certificate program is C (2.0), but an average grade of B (3.0) must be maintained to be in good academic standing and satisfy the certificate requirements.

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Transfer of Credits to Degree Programs

Those who complete both the Certificate in Information Technology and the Certificate in Advanced Information Technology will have satisfied all but two of the courses required to complete the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems.

Program Requirements


Any bachelor’s degree. Some courses may have additional prerequisites.


(Four courses/16 credits)

MET CS 625 Business Data Communication and Networks
Fall ‘14

This course presents the foundations of data communications and takes a bottom-up approach to computer networks. The course concludes with an overview of basic network security and management concepts. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Arena FLR 109 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Arena FLR 109 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BCL IND Donham S 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
MET CS 669 Database Design and Implementation for Business
Fall ‘14

Students learn the latest relational and object-relational tools and techniques for persistent data and object modeling and management. Students gain extensive hands-on experience using Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server as they learn the Structured Query Language (SQL) and design and implement databases. Students design and implement a database system as a term project. class. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Maiewski FLR 109 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Maiewski FLR 109 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 682 Information Systems Analysis and Design
Fall ‘14

Object-oriented methods of information systems analysis and design for organizations with data- processing needs. System feasibility; requirements analysis; database utilization; Unified Modeling Language; software system architecture, design, and implementation, management; project control; and systems-level testing.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Guadagno CAS 214 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 782 IT Strategy and Management
Fall ‘14

This course provides an overview of contemporary I.T. management. It explains the relevant issues of effectively managing information services. The course highlights areas of greatest current and potential application of I.T. to business needs and reviews electronic business, enterprise business systems, and decision support systems.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Arakelian FLR 266 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Arakelian FLR 266 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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