Online Business Information Technology Certificate


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Is an Online Business Information Technology Certificate Program Right for You?

If you are interested in a career in information technology or you are already in this high growth field and looking to upgrade your skills, an online business information technology certificate program might be right for you. SNHU's Business Information Technology Certificate introduces you to system analysis and design and how it applies to IT in the business world.

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Why the Business Information Systems Certificate Online Program at SNHU?

As a private, affordable nonprofit accredited university, SNHU focuses on ensuring you have the necessary skills to succeed. By enrolling in the business information technology certificate online program, you will benefit from an SNHU education:

  • A learning environment focused on students success
  • Quality education at one of the most affordable tuition rates available
  • Choose how you want to learn: Online, campus-based or a combination of both
  • Accomplished faculty with extensive experience both in and out of the classroom
  • Students in our online information technology degree programs have 24/7/365 access to class – attend when it is most convenient for you

Business Information Systems Certificate
Program Focus

Development of basic information technology skills is the primary focus of SNHU's Business Information Systems Certificate program. Students, in consultation with their advisor, select information technology courses that meet their career goals. Whether the Certificate in Business Information Systems is your first step toward a degree or a means to improve your skills, the program provides the training you will need in today's competitive workplace.

Employment Opportunities

By enrolling in SNHU's Business Information Systems Certificate online program or through one of our campuses, you will receive a solid foundation in information technology principles, practices and applications to prepare you for entry-level Information Technology positions.

Information Technology is a growing employment opportunity. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, "Employment of computer support specialists is expected to increase by 18 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for these workers will result as organizations and individuals continue to adopt the newest forms of technology. As technology becomes more complex and widespread, support specialists will be needed in greater numbers to resolve the technical problems that arise."

Visit our Career Development Center online to learn more about career opportunities in Information Technology.

Transfer of Credit

If you're a student who wants to transfer to SNHU or if you simply want to finish what you’ve started, we try to make transferring as easy as possible. We will accept up to 90 transferred academic credits and we automatically complete an official credit evaluation as part of the application review process.

Business Information Systems
Certificate Curriculum

The Business Information Systems Certificate program offered online and on-campus provides the foundation in information technology demanded by employers.

Business Information Systems Certificate Required Courses

IT-100: Introduction to Information Technology
This is the fundamental computer fluency course required for all Southern New Hampshire University students. It is designed to promote a working knowledge and understanding of computer information technology concepts, skills and capabilities that support academic and professionally related goals and requirements. Students learn about the application and science of information technology. Concepts to master include the fundamentals of computer information technologies along with issues that affect people today such as : Internet and other network technologies, web publishing, digital media, hardware, software, file and database management, information security, viruses, and spyware, social impact, as well as algorithmic thinking and the limits of computation. Students develop capabilities such a managing complexity, assessing the quality of information, collaborating and communicating using IT, anticipating technological change and thinking abstractly and critically about IT. Students develop computer-related skills in support of their college studies and career goals. This is accomplished, in part, by the mastery of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.
IT-210: Business Systems Analysis and Design
This course provides students with the necessary level of information technology education relative to understanding the uses and roles of information systems in business organizations. Students receive instruction on the information concepts and methodologies associated with the development of business information systems, and their effective application to the solution of business problems. Students learn the major issues of managing information technology in the contemporary business environment and the relationship between organizations' structures and information technology. Team approaches are utilized along with structured computer laboratories and cases using spreadsheet and database management tools. Writing intensive course.
MAT-230: Discrete Mathematics
Discrete mathematics is the study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete rather than continuous. That is, in contrast to the real numbers that vary continuously, the objects of study in discrete mathematics take on distinct, separated values. Topics include operations on sets, logic, truth tables, counting, relations and digraphs, functions, trees and graph theory. A significant goal of this course is to improve students' critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

IT ELE - Students may select four (4) Information Technology electives (as recommended by an advisor)

Select One of the Following:

MAT-130: Applied Finite Mathematics
This course is designed to prepare students for other courses in the core curriculum and in their majors and to provide a basis for making decisions in life after graduation. Topics include mathematics of finance, probability and counting, descriptive statistics and basic linear regression. (Students who have successfully completed MAT 120 or MAT 150 may not register for MAT 130).
MAT-140: Precalculus
This course emphasizes the algebra and concepts of functions. Students will learn the properties and graphing techniques for different types of functions including: linear, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Students will also learn to solve a variety of real world problems that rely on a number of different problem solving strategies and an understanding of these different types of functions. This course is intended for those students who wish to prepare for Calculus.
MAT-210: Applied Calculus I
This is an introductory course in single-variable calculus. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives, differentiation, integration and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Students will gain experience solving real-world problems involving calculus, including problems in business, economics, natural sciences and social sciences. Students may not take both MAT 210 and MAT 225 for credit.
MAT-240: Applied Statistics
This is a fundamental course in the application of statistics. In this course, students will learn to apply statistical techniques to a variety of applications in business and the social sciences. Students will learn how to solve statistical problems by hand and through the use of computer software. Topics include probability distribution functions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing and linear regression.

SNHU's online degree programs meet the needs of today's students while ensuring educational quality and real-world applicability. Contact us to learn more about the SNHU difference.

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