Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology

The Information Technology Certificate (ITC) is designed for students of any major who aspire to incorporate computer information technology in their specific field. A student will acquire a strong background in problem-solving techniques by completing two computer programming courses designed specifically for non-computer science majors.

Certificate Information

15-19 Credit hours
Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0

For more information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

All courses below are 3 credit hours and require a grade of C or better unless otherwise noted.


Computer Literacy & Computer Programming (9 - 11 credit hours)

  • CSCI-C 1061 - Intro. to Comp. & Their Use
  • CSCI-A 201 or CSCI-C 201 or INFO-I 210 - Programming I2 (3-4 credit hours)
  • CSCI-A 202 or CSCI-C 202 or INFO-I 211 - Programming II2 (3-4 credit hours)

Computer Information Technology Electives (2 courses, 6 - 8 credit hours)3,4

Note: Students must choose at least 6 credit hours of additional Computer Science coursework selected from the following.

  • CSCI-A 121 - Computer Security
  • CSCI-A 211 - Word Processing
  • CSCI-A 212 - Spreadsheets
  • CSCI-A 213 or CSCI-N 211 - Database Skills
  • CSCI-A 247 - Networking Competency
  • CSCI-C 105 - C/C++ Prog. for Sci. & Eng.
  • CSCI-N 341 - Client-Side Web Programming
  • CSCI-N 342 - Server-Side Web Programming
  • CSCI-C 3433 - Data Structures (4 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Informatics INFO-I 1014 (4 credit hours)


1Students with Microsoft Office and basic computer systems backgrounds may elect to test out of this course.

2Students who have an interest in a Computer Science or Informatics degree are highly encouraged to take C201/C202 or I210/I211.

3Students who have an interest in a Computer Science degree are highly encouraged to take C343.

4Students who have an interest in an Informatics degree are highly encouraged to take I101.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), undergraduate certificates are a great way to fast-track your career in an affordable way.

When time and money are a major concern, certificates allow recipients to gain skills in their field of choice in a relatively short period of time, usually less than a year, and for a price that won’t break the bank.

Many of IU Southeast’s certificate programs are stackable – meaning that you can use the credit hours earned for your certificate toward an associate or bachelor degree program.

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