Dec 02, 2023
Purpose of the Program: The purpose of this certificate
program is to provide graduate students and professionals working in
industry and related organizations with course work focused on current
computer technology. Key areas include data communications and
networking technology, database technology, multimedia and web
technology, management of computer technology, and industrial
applications of computer technology.Eligibility and Admission Requirements:
This certificate program is available to EIU seniors, prospective
graduate students, degree candidates, and working professionals.
To be eligible for admission, applicants must meet the requirements
established by the Graduate School which include verification of
completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
approved by Eastern Illinois University and documentation of a minimum
undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or
a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of graded academic course work.
EIU seniors enrolled under the “Reserve Graduate Credit” option will be
required to meet the standard admission requirements to be admitted to
the certificate program after completion of the baccalaureate
degree. Meeting requirements to take courses under the reserve
graduate credit option does not guarantee admission to the certificate
The School of Technology Certificate in Computer Technology requires 18 semester hours of study including both required and elective courses. Specific requirements are as follows:
Total. Credits: 18
12 semester hours of required course work are listed below. The remaining 6 semester hours are electives that may be selected from the list below.
6 semester hours from the following list:
Other special topics COS 4850, INT 4970 and TEC 5970 courses as approved by the academic advisor.
- Data Acquisition. Credits: 3
- PLC and Robotics. Credits: 3
- Advanced 3D Modeling. Credits: 3
Data Acquisition and Data Communication. Credits: 3
Automatic Identifications. Credits: 3
Microcomputer Interfacing and Control Systems. Credits: 3
- Microcomputer Interfacing and Data Acquisition. Credits: 3
Courses Applicable Toward A Specific Concurrent or Future Degree Program
Upon approval from the graduate coordinator, all course credits completed for the certificate program may be applied to the Master of Science in Technology program at Eastern Illinois University. All graduate courses applied to the certificate or degree program must be completed within the six-year time limit. All other regulations established by the Graduate School pertaining to degree study would be applicable to the courses for concurrent or future degree program.
Certificate Study Plan
A final certificate study plan must be approved by the candidate’s academic advisor and be filed with the Graduate School no later than the 10th day of classes during the candidates’ final semester of study.