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Information Technology, Certificate of Proficiency

Requirements

The Certificate of Proficiency in Information Technology provides students with training in basic computer applications and introductory coursework in the field of Information Technology. The program is designed to get people employed in entry-level IT positions. Students can select from a variety of introductory IT courses to build knowledge and skill in computer programming, database fundamentals, Linux and Windows system administration, computer architecture, cabling, networking, and security.

Total Program Credits: 18365体育比赛投注

Discipline Core Requirements: 12 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)   
  INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals (3.0)  3
  IT 1510 Introduction to System Administration--Linux/UNIX (3.0)  3
  IT 1600 Computer Architecture and Systems Software (3.0)  3
Elective Requirements: 6 Credits
Complete 6 credits from the following: 6
  INFO 1200 Computer Programming I for IS/IT (3.0)  
or CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming (3.0)  
  INFO 2410 Database Fundamentals (3.0)  
  IT 2400 Voice and Data Cabling Fundamentals (3.0)  
  IT 2530 Introduction to System Administration--Windows Client (3.0)  
  IT 2600 Data Communication Fundamentals (3.0)  
or CS 2600 Computer Networks I (3.0)  
  IT 2700 Information Security Fundamentals (3.0)  
  IT 2800 Computer Forensic Fundamentals (3.0)  
  IT 290R Current Topics in Information Technology (1.0)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester credits.
  2. Minimum grade of C- required in all courses.
  3. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  4. Residency hours: minimum of 5 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

365体育比赛投注Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0) 2
INFO 1120 Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals 3
IT 1510 Introduction to System Administration--Linux/UNIX 3
IT 1600 Computer Architecture and Systems Software 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
Elective  INFO 1200* 3
Elective  IT 2530 or IT 2400* 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes:  INFO 1200, IT 2400, and IT 2530 are selected electives to take if student plans to continue with the CC Network Administration, AAS, and BS degrees. Additional coursework should be taken both semesters if student plans to continue with other certificates or degrees. See advisor for details.
  Degree total: 18

Department

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365体育比赛投注Information Systems & Technology

Location:

CS 601

Telephone:365体育比赛投注

801-863-8182

Email:

Cheryl.Levi@fishncamp.com 365体育比赛投注

Web Address:

fishncamp.com/ist

Chair:

C. Paul Morrey 365体育比赛投注

 
 

Mission Statement

365体育比赛投注The Information Systems & Technology Department offers stackable degree programs to provide students with engaged learning opportunities to help students develop technical, communication, managerial, and lifelong -learning skills. The department’s programs prepare students for opportunities in information systems, information technology and security, information management, and education.

365体育比赛投注Vision Statement

365体育比赛投注The Information Systems and Technology Department will be the premier source of skilled information systems, information technology and security, information management, and business education professionals in the Intermountain Mountain region. This vision will be accomplished by:

  • Attracting well-qualified, motivated, and engaged students. 
  • Attracting and maintaining a skilled and highly trained, student-oriented faculty who are excellent teachers, applied scholars, and committed to serving the Institution.
  • Providing educational programs that are regionally and nationally recognized within the educational and professional communities, and technologically relevant to potential employers of graduates
 
 

Information Systems & Technology

 Advisors:


Program Coordinators:

  • Information Technology:
  • George Hickman
  • Telephone: 801-863-8887
  • Email:  GHickman@uvu.ed

 

Programs

365体育比赛投注The Information Systems & Technology Department offers a variety of certificates and degrees, providing pathways into stackable academic credentials. Students can earn certificates and associate degrees on their path toward a bachelor’s degree.

Minor:

  • Information Systems and Technology

Certificates:

  • Certificate of Completion Administrative Support
  • Certificate of Completion Network Administration
  • Certificate of Proficiency Application Development
  • Certificate of Proficiency Data Analytics
  • Certificate of Proficiency Database Administration and Data Warehousing
  • Certificate of Proficiency Digital Information Management CA
  • Certificate of Proficiency Foundations of Application Development CA
  • Certificate of Proficiency Healthcare Information Technology
  • Certificate of Proficiency Information Technology

Associate Degrees:

  • AAS Administrative Information Management
  • AAS Information Systems and Technology
  • AS Administrative Information Management
  • AS Information Systems and Technology

Bachelor of Science Degrees:

  • BS Information Management
  • BS Information Systems
  • BS Information Technology
  • BS Business/Marketing Education

365体育比赛投注The B.S. in Information Systems is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, . The B.S. in Information Technology is accredited by the Computing Commission of ABET, .

Graduate Credentials:

  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
  • Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

Faculty Credentials

Faculty have earned appropriate degrees, with over 55.6% holding doctorate degrees and 5.5% ABD. Faculty have worked full-time at UVU for an average of 12½ years, with 7 full-time faculty who have worked at UVU over 19 years. This does not include teaching experience at other institutions or other employment. Industry experts in the field are hired as adjuncts to teach a variety of courses.

Information Systems & Technology Advisory Board:

Lynne Yocum, ITS Fiber Optics Manager, State of Utah, Utah Department of Transportation; Brett McKeachnie, Director of the IT Project Management Office, Utah Valley University; Audra Yocum, Content Specialist: Computer Science & Information Technology, Alpine School District

Information Management and Business/Marketing Education Advisory Board:

Breckon Heywood, Education Specialist: Business and Marketing, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism, Career & Technical Education, Career & Technical Education, Utah State Board of Education; Stephanie Morgan, CTE/Business Teacher, Corner Canyon High School; Brandon Jacobson, Educational Specialist Career Connections: General Financial Literacy and Industry Liaison, Career & Technical Education, Utah State Board of Education; Josie Reynaud, Nebo School District; Kristina Yamada, Educational Specialist: Information Technology and Digital Media, Utah State Board of Education

 
 

Faculty

John Anderson(2007)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., English, M.B.A., Strategy & Finance, University of Utah; Ph.D., Information Systems, Utah State University.

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Nicholas Ball(2014)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., Finance, M.B.A., Idaho State University; Ph.D., Information & Decision Sciences, University of Minnesota.

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Kimberly Bartholomew(1994)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Computer Technology in Education, Nova Southeastern University.

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Jan Bentley(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



A.S., Clerical Office Training, Ricks, College; B.S., Marketing and Distributive Education, Brigham Young University; M.S., Business Information Systems and Education, Utah State University.

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Kodey Crandall(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, Utah Valley University; M.S., Instructional Technology; Utah State University.

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Basil Hamdan(2015)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty

Department: Information Systems & Technology Graduate Studies
Faculty

B.A., Accounting, M.B.A., MIS, East Carolina University; Ph.D., Information Systems, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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George Hickman(1996)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.F.A., Photography, Brigham Young University; M.S., Information Systems, San Diego State University.

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Richard Ivie(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Electronic & Computer Engineering, M.B.A., Business, Brigham Young University.

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Robert Jorgensen(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty, Director, Cybersecurity Graduate Studies



B.S., Integrated Studies, Utah Valley University; M.S., Information Systems, University of Utah; Ph.D., Education, Utah State University.

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Cynthia Krebs(1988)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Business Education, Utah State University.

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Daniel McDonald(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University; M.S., Management Information Systems, Ph.D., Management, University of Arizona.

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C. Morrey(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Utah Valley University; M.S., Ph.D., Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Matthew North(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., History, Brigham Young University; M.S., Business Information Systems, Utah State University; Ph.D., Education, West Virginia University.

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Pat Ormond(1984)

Professor

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Data Processing, A.A.S., Accounting, Utah Technical College; B.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University; M.S., Information Systems, Utah State University.

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Richard Smith(2018)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.A., English, Utah Valley University.

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Doreen Smith(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



A.A.S., Secretarial Technology, B.S., Business Education, Southern Utah University; M.Ed., Professional-Technical & Technology Education, University of Idaho.

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Charles Taysom(2019)

Lecturer

Department: Information Systems & Technology
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, Utah Valley University, M.S., MSIT-Network Security Management, Colorado Technical University.

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Careers

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