Certificate of Proficiency: Information Technology

Every day, technology secures a more prominent place in our daily lives. So, it's no surprise that IT professionals are among the most in-demand employees. With a career-oriented curriculum covering everything from computer maintenance to development and data mining, eVersity can open doors to a wide range of opportunities in information technology.

Career Highlights

Job Outlook

Information technology will be one of the fastest growing occupational fields by 2022. -U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014

Potential Occupations

  • Customer Service Representative
  • Entry Level IT Jobs

Earning Potential

Annual median wages begin at $30,000. -U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014

Curriculum

Major

Computer Networking

  • NTWR 1003: Networking Essentials
    Provides the basic knowledge and skills to implement a simple local area network, including the OSI and TCP/IP network models, topologies, transmission media, network devices, Ethernet technologies, IP addressing, and subnets.

Computer Science

  • CPSI 1003: Intro to Computers
    Introduction to Computers introduces students to computer hardware, software applications, and procedures applied to academic and career success. It provides an introduction to Windows, Internet, electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software.

Core

eVersity Engage

  • EVSY 1001: eVersity Engage
    This course includes an introduction to online learning and the eVersity learning management system, financial literacy, college readiness and English and math skills assessment, eVersity resources and success initiatives, academic advising, and other relevant information.

English

  • ENGL 1013: English Composition I
    Writing course stressing reading skills as a basis for effective writing and argument. Includes developmental reading and writing instruction.

Philosophy

  • PHIL 1003: Logic and Critical Thinking
    An introduction to reasoning and thinking skills applicable to any field. Focus on recognition informal fallacies and the nature and use of arguments.

Political Science

  • PLSC 2003: US Government and Society
    Constitutional principles, political parties, public opinion, civil rights, organization and functions of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches and their relationship to modern society.

The eVersity Difference

Balanced Schedule

By focusing on one course at a time, for six weeks, and taking a week off before starting the next course, you can easily clock out of your job and log in to your career. With seven start dates per year, back to school can happen in any season.

Affordable Quality

As a not-for-profit institution, we work hard to keep our operating costs low so we can keep your tuition low. In fact, we offer one of the lowest per-credit-hour tuition costs in the U.S. Where we invest our resources is in your education. Our University of Arkansas System faculty have a wealth of experience specializing in our areas of study.

Transferable Credits

We accept college-level courses in transfer from all accredited colleges and universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Appropriate college-level credit earned at international universities may also be eligible for transfer. Talk to an enrollment specialist for details.

Ready to rethink college?

Obtaining a college degree is one of the most important investments you can make in yourself. If you're not sure that the benefits outweigh the costs, consider this: studies have shown that people who obtain a college degree earn approximately $1 million more in their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma. College graduates also have a lower unemployment rate — 2.8% compared to the nation's overall rate of 5.7%. 

From affordable tuition to career-ready degrees, eVersity has been designed for your success. Get started towards the future you deserve.

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