IT Workforce Certificates
Columbus State offers non-credit IT workforce certificates in data analytics, cybersecurity, software development, and DevOps. Each certificate program is designed to prepare individuals for in-demand jobs by helping them build relevant, employer-desired skills.
Most certificate programs include multiple courses delivered through a mix of online coursework and virtual, real-time instruction. Our certificate programs are designed for working adults with some background in technology. Individuals looking to reskill or upskill in IT-related fields can also enroll in the certificate programs.
These programs are offered as non-credit training programs. They build job-ready skills but do not grant college credit.
Upcoming Sessions Spring 2024
We are currently working on program dates for the following programs: Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, and Network Intensive Cybersecurity.
Please continue to check this webpage for updates.
Data Analytics (31 weeks) - REGISTRATION CLOSED
September 14, 2023 - May 30, 2024
Thursdays 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cybersecurity (31 weeks)- REGISTRATION CLOSED
Oct 17, 2023 - June 25, 2024
Tuesdays 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Explore Our Programs
Employers: Employers who are interested in offering these certificates as a professional development opportunity for their workforce should contact email@example.com.
Cybersecurity professionals are the first line of defense in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of digital information. Columbus State offers two unique cybersecurity programs:
Cybersecurity: The traditional 31-week Cybersecurity Certificate is designed to provide a broad introduction to the field of cybersecurity. This program expands upon the content covered in the Network Intensive Cybersecurity Certificate with additional coursework in database, Linux, and Python fundamentals.
Network Intensive Cybersecurity Program: Network Intensive Cybersecurity Certificate is an accelerated 8-week program that meets two days per week and is designed to prepare students for the SSCP Certification Exam. This program is recommended for individuals with prior IT experience.
Data analytics professionals combine qualitative and quantitative data and critical thinking techniques to organize and collect data, describe behaviors and processes, prescribe objective decision-making, and predict trends and outcomes.
This 35-week program begins with essentials in computer science, followed by coursework with a specific focus on data analytics in relevant business scenarios. This program equips students with practical, foundation-level skills in data analytics through a hands-on approach.
Information Technology (IT) systems management and software development professionals are relied upon to develop and maintain resilient solutions using emerging cloud technologies.
This 12-week program is intended for individuals with pre-requisite knowledge of basic IT software development technologies, including basic programming, simple code versioning, and basic software configuration.
Today’s businesses count on highly trained software developers who can keep pace with the company's needs.
This 56-week certificate program is designed to help you become a Java developer. Students begin by learning the fundamentals of programming logic and advance to building complex programs with Java and cloud technologies.
In addition to the IT Workforce Certificate, Columbus State’s also offers additional non-credit AWS Academy courses