Feb 06, 2023  
2021-2022 EIU Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 EIU Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology: Certificate in Computer Technology

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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 program.

Degree Audit: The graduate plan of study is the EIU Degree Audit, which is generated automatically at the time of degree or certificate candidacy. Modifications of the standard EIU Degree Audit are submitted by the graduate coordinator to the certification officer in the Graduate School at the time modifications are approved. The Degree Audit serves as an unofficial summary of requirements for the program. Degree and certificate candidates are advised to review the comprehensive summary of the Degree Audit process specified on the “Requirements for All Degree and Certificate Candidates” section of the Graduate Catalog. Individual programs may require candidates to submit plans of study in addition to the Degree Audit, candidates should consult with the program coordinator.

Course/Curriculum Requirements

The Certificate in Computer Technology requires 18 semester hours of study including both required and elective courses.  Specific requirements are as follows:

Required Courses

Total. Credits: 18

12 semester hours of required course work are listed below.

Elective Courses

6 semester hours from the following list:

Other special topics ODL 4850, TEC 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
  • Advanced Computer Integrated Manufacturing. 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.

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