Take your first step toward careers in the high-demand world of IT. The information technology specialist certificate is offered fully online and includes hands-on learning via the Web, including preparation for A+ and Security+ certifications. Graduates of the program will have the foundational training for entry-level jobs in information technology or to pursue more advanced study.

Who Is the Online Certificate in Information Technology Designed For?

The information technology certificate online program is a great option for students who are new to IT and want to gain some beginning knowledge and experience in the field. Many students also use the certificate as a first step toward earning their information technology specialist associate degree at UAF.

What is information technology?

Information technology (IT) is a broad field that involves the use of computer-based information systems and networks to solve business challenges. Jobs in information technology focus on the support, administration and design of these systems. This includes building communications networks and databases for organizations, safeguarding information, and troubleshooting problems with computers and mobile devices.

Why Earn Your Information Technology Certificate Online at UAF?

  • Gain practical skills you can apply to a variety of entry-level career opportunities in IT.
  • Engage in hands-on information technology training and prepare for A+ and Security+ certifications.
  • Work closely with expert faculty who bring extensive IT industry experience to the program.

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Cost breakdown for the information technology specialist online undergraduate certificate

The estimated cost for the online certificate in information technology based on current rates is $9,290.

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Earn your degree online at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for in-state tuition no matter where you live. Our online programs give you the personal support you need to succeed, with the flexibility to complete your degree on your schedule from anywhere you live.

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Jobs for Information Technology Graduates

IT professionals work in almost every industry, supporting computer and network systems for all types of organizations. It’s an industry with significant growth potential. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that careers in computer and information technology will grow 12 percent over the next decade, which is much faster than average.

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Information Technology Specialist Requirements
Earn your certificate in information technology online at UAF and learn how to implement, support and troubleshoot computer and IT systems. Required courses for the IT specialist program cover topics such as computer networks, server operating systems, computer and network security, and IT support fundamentals.

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