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Computing and Information Systems, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Online
Learn the general principles of computer information systems and their applications with the online University Certificate in Computing and Information Systems. You will also gain essential programming and web development skills.

About

  • Learn the general principles of computer information systems and their applications with the online University Certificate in Computing and Information Systems. You will also gain essential programming and web development skills.
  • Computer science and information systems come together in the discipline of computing and information systems (CIS). CIS differs somewhat from other purely academic disciplines in that it combines theory and practice into comprehensive skill sets. The University Certificate in Computing and Information Systems will give you the opportunity to develop a sound understanding of the general principles of computer information systems and their applications.
Possible Career OptionsThough job titles vary widely, graduates might typically be hired at an entry-level position as a
  • Computer Information Systems Developer
  • Programmer
  • Computer System Analyst
  • Web Designer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date This program starts monthly.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      Finish this program in as little as 1 year of full-time study, or work at your own pace and take as long as you need. There is no time limit for completion.
  • Credits
    33 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

You will learn about
  • programming languages
  • algorithms
  • data structures
  • operating systems
  • computer networks
  • database management
  • systems design and analysis
Through this program you will be able to demonstrate a general understanding of each of these major subject areas that define the discipline, as well as the relationships that exist among them.Also, with Athabasca University’s selection of elective courses, you can develop specialized skills in areas such as
  • system administration
  • design and analysis of algorithms
  • computer programming
  • human-computer interaction
  • distributed computing
  • web development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • There are no formal admission requirements for this program. All you need is to be 16 years of age or older. You can enrol anytime and start right away, regardless of your previous education.
  • However, to ensure success in the program, you should be certain that you have a basic understanding of computers and reasonable skills in mathematics

Tuition Fee

  • Course fees vary depending on your location and other factors.
  • You can estimate your total program cost by multiplying the cost of a 3-credit course by the number of courses you need to take for the program. Remember that tuition costs may increase each year.

Funding

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