Systems Development, Undergraduate Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate in Systems Development

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 15
    Credits
  • $293.00
    In-State
  • $524.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

The online Systems Development, undergraduate certificate is designed for students seeking a better understanding of how to optimize the design, implementation and use of information systems for organizational purposes.

Topics covered in this program are intended to advance the student's education with a focused, professionally-oriented course of study. 

Topics include: 

  • Database environment management
  • Project management
  • Information systems analysis
  • System design and implementation

The goal of the online Systems Development, 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 systems development. Prospective students in the workplace who have an associate degree would benefit from advanced certifications in targeted areas. Such certifications fit with organizational professional development requirements and could be used, at the discretion of the organization, as professional development units (PDUs).

The Systems Development, 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. 2.5 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  2. Completed coursework

    Introduction to Statistics (CIST 2500 or equivalent), Introduction to Management Information Systems (CIST 2100, BSAD 3100 or equivalent work experience) and 2 semesters of programming or equivalent work experience

  3. High school diploma or GED

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

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ISQA 3910Introduction to Project Management3
This course will cover the basics of project planning, scheduling and control. Earned value management techniques and project quality will be covered. Risk management will also be covered. The student will be introduced to the IEEE Standards for Project Management. The purpose of the course is to provide students with an introduction to the tools and techniques used to manage projects to achieve successful completion. The project management methods taught are suitable for a wide variety of project types such as software development or engineering projects (e.g. construction). Prereq: CIST 2500; CIST 2110; or equivalent.
ISQA 4110Information Systems Analysis3
Prereq: CIST 3100 and ISQA 3210, and ISQA 3310 prior to or concurrent. This course examines and applies the principles of information systems analysis, following a structured systems development methodology. It surveys project management, feasibility and analysis and systems requirement definition using modern systems analysis techniques and automated tools. Course utilizes a case approach where students initiate the analysis and logical design of a limited-scope information system.
ISQA 4120System Design and Implementation3
Prereq: ISQA 3310 and 4110. This is the second course in a sequence in computer information systems analysis, design, and implementation. This course extends the basic foundations of systems development started in ISQA 4110 and examines the activities comprising the design, construction and implementation of information systems.

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ISQA 3910Introduction to Project Management3
This course will cover the basics of project planning, scheduling and control. Earned value management techniques and project quality will be covered. Risk management will also be covered. The student will be introduced to the IEEE Standards for Project Management. The purpose of the course is to provide students with an introduction to the tools and techniques used to manage projects to achieve successful completion. The project management methods taught are suitable for a wide variety of project types such as software development or engineering projects (e.g. construction). Prereq: CIST 2500; CIST 2110; or equivalent.
ISQA 4110Information Systems Analysis3
Prereq: CIST 3100 and ISQA 3210, and ISQA 3310 prior to or concurrent. This course examines and applies the principles of information systems analysis, following a structured systems development methodology. It surveys project management, feasibility and analysis and systems requirement definition using modern systems analysis techniques and automated tools. Course utilizes a case approach where students initiate the analysis and logical design of a limited-scope information system.
ISQA 4120System Design and Implementation3
Prereq: ISQA 3310 and 4110. This is the second course in a sequence in computer information systems analysis, design, and implementation. This course extends the basic foundations of systems development started in ISQA 4110 and examines the activities comprising the design, construction and implementation of information systems.

Other Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ISQA 3910Introduction to Project Management3
This course will cover the basics of project planning, scheduling and control. Earned value management techniques and project quality will be covered. Risk management will also be covered. The student will be introduced to the IEEE Standards for Project Management. The purpose of the course is to provide students with an introduction to the tools and techniques used to manage projects to achieve successful completion. The project management methods taught are suitable for a wide variety of project types such as software development or engineering projects (e.g. construction). Prereq: CIST 2500; CIST 2110; or equivalent.
ISQA 4110Information Systems Analysis3
Prereq: CIST 3100 and ISQA 3210, and ISQA 3310 prior to or concurrent. This course examines and applies the principles of information systems analysis, following a structured systems development methodology. It surveys project management, feasibility and analysis and systems requirement definition using modern systems analysis techniques and automated tools. Course utilizes a case approach where students initiate the analysis and logical design of a limited-scope information system.
ISQA 4120System Design and Implementation3
Prereq: ISQA 3310 and 4110. This is the second course in a sequence in computer information systems analysis, design, and implementation. This course extends the basic foundations of systems development started in ISQA 4110 and examines the activities comprising the design, construction and implementation of information systems.

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
  • Fall SemesterAug 02
  • Spring SemesterDec 02
  • Summer SemesterJul 02