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Explore our Graduate Certificate in Information Systems

Gain the technical skills and credentials you need to enter the fast-growing1 information systems and technology field when you enroll in Walden’s online Graduate Certificate in Information Systems program.

Designed for students who want to hone their information technology (IT) skills, this four-course program provides the foundational networking, programming, data modeling, and database design skills you need for a range of positions, including computer support specialist, systems administrator, and help desk specialist.2

Providing in-demand and immediately applicable IT skills, the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems can also be applied toward Walden’s MS in Information Technology and Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) programs. Walden is committed to helping you earn credit for your foundational knowledge. Find out how you can apply your certificate toward an advanced degree from Walden.

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Apply your certificate toward the MS in Information Technology to save you time and money.

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Connect with an Enrollment Specialist to understand your options and plan how you will fund your dream. This certificate is eligible for federal financial aid.

Curriculum

Completion Requirements

  • 12 total semester credits

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.

Credits from this certificate program may be applied toward a Walden master’s degree program.

Courses

Course Code Title Credits
ITEC 6111

Information Technology in the Organization

Through a review of modern computer systems and the social and economic issues related to their use, students in this course are introduced to the conceptual foundations for designing, developing, and deploying large-scale management information systems. Students investigate the role of information technology in an organization—particularly the collection, storage, and distribution of information for operations, planning, and decision making.

(3 sem. cr.)
ITEC 6115

Computer Networking and Operating Systems

Within this course, students can learn the concepts of computer operating systems, including the main functions, similarities, and differences. Students can explore a variety of topics, including configuration, file systems, security, administration, interfacing, multitasking, and performance analysis. In addition, they can further their understanding of computers through the study of computer networks by learning key networking concepts, components, and the design of information and communication infrastructure solutions.  

(3 sem. cr.)
ITEC 6145

Enterprise Database Design

In this course, students discuss the design, implementation, and operation of databases using a principal relational database management system (DBMS). Many fundamental topics are covered in this course including: data modeling using entity-relationship diagrams; data storage, manipulation, and queries using structured query language (SQL); functional dependencies, normalization concepts, data warehouse architectures, data warehouse modeling, and data analytics.

(3 sem. cr.)
ITEC 6030

Principles of Programming

The discipline of software development demands a variety of skills. Students in this course assess the fundamental practices and principles of designing and constructing object-oriented programs. They engage in substantial hands-on practice, reinforcing algorithmic thinking, logical design, precise coding, and careful attention to quality.

(3 sem. cr.)

Tuition and Fees

Curriculum Component Requirements Cost Total *
Tuition 12 total semester credit hours $880 per semester hour $10,560
Technology Fee Per semester $210 $420


TOTAL $10,980


Transfer up to 3 credits $5,490


Total with Maximum Transfer Credits† $5,490

The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost between $300 to $450.

Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to a graduate certificate program. Exceptions and other requirements may apply, depending on individual programs. Consult your Walden Enrollment Specialist about admission requirements for specific certificate programs. Call 855-646-5286 in the United States or see a list of international toll-free phone numbers.

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