Information Technology Administration

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 14
    Credits
  • $293.00
    In-State
  • $524.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

The online Information Technology Administration, undergraduate certificate is designed for students who are interested in managing the complex technical infrastructure of today's organizations. 

The goal of the online Information Technology Administration, undergraduate certificate is to provide non-traditional and traditional students an opportunity to take a focused set of undergraduate courses that offer relevant knowledge on information technology administration. 

Course topics cover:

  • Systems administration
  • Network administration
  • Database administration
  • security administration
  • distributed systems

This online certificate is offered in partnership with the University of Agder in Norway (UiA), a sister university to the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Students take courses taught by both UNO and UiA instructors and will have the opportunity to work with students residing in a country other than their own.

Prospective students in the workplace who have an associate degree would benefit from advanced certifications in targeted areas. Certificates such as this one fit with organizational professional development requirements and could be used, at the discretion of the organization, as professional development units (PDUs).

The online Information Technology Administration, undergraduate certificate is intended for students who do not have an undergraduate degree. However, should a student decide to pursue a degree after starting or completing the certificate program, all credits taken for a certificate can be applied toward the completion of an undergraduate degree in the college.

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. High school diploma or GED

  2. Completed coursework

    1 semester of database management (ISQA 3310 Managing the Database Environment or IS-201 Data Modeling and Database Systems (UiA)), 1 semester of data or file structures (CSCI 3320 Data Structures (UNO)/ISQA 3300 File Structures (UNO) or IS-102 Programming Methods (UiA)), 1 semester of data communications (ISQA 3400 Data Communications (UNO) or IS-105 Data Communications and Operating Systems (UiA)), 2 semesters of programming.

  3. Note: Prerequisites must be completed prior to admittance to this program, this includes first-semester freshman.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admissions
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee

Courses You’ll Take

Course Information

  Prerequisite Courses

  • 1 semester of database management (ISQA 3310 or IS-201)
  • 1 semester of data or file structures (CSCI 3320/ISQA 3300 or IS-102)
  • 1 semester of data communications (ISQA 3400 or IS-105)
  • 2 semesters of programming

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
IASC 3370Security Administration - Windows3
This course covers topics a system administrator would encounter in their profession. The student will learn how a system administrator fulfills various organizational information resource management requirements using the Windows Operating System. Topics will include; installation; creating and maintaining file systems; user and group administration; backup and restore processes; network configuration; various system services; simple security administration; and updating and maintaining the system.
IASC 3350Security Administration - Linux3
This course covers topics a system administrator would encounter in their profession. The student will learn how a system administrator fulfills various organizational information resource management requirements using the Linux-based Operating System. Topics will include; installation; creating and maintaining file systems; user and group administration; backup and restore processes; network configuration; various system services; simple security administration; and updating and maintaining the system.
ISQA 4300/ISQA 8306Database Administration3
This course is designed to give students an applied, practical introduction to database administration. Students will gain an understanding of the functioning of a database management system and its relationship to the computing environment in which it runs. They will learn the concepts, principles, and techniques necessary to carry out such functions as database object creation, storage management, capacity planning, performance tuning, backup and recovery, and security management. Each semester the course will focus on one commercial database management system (DBMS), such as Oracle.
ISQA 4380Distributed Technologies and Systems3
The course introduces students to concepts, issues and tools needed to develop distributed computing systems. Topics include distributed systems architecture, middleware, Internet-based systems development, security and performance. Hands-on systems development using current technologies is provided.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$293.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$345.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$879.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$1035.75

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$524.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$576.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1572.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$1728.75
About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Application Deadlines
  • Spring SemesterDec 02
  • Summer SemesterJul 02