Systems Analysis (Professional Certificate)
Demand for analysts to design and install new computer systems in business, industry, and government is increasing due to an expanded reliance on information technology. Build the skills needed to enter this field with a professional certificate in Systems Analysis.
Prepare for a career as a systems analyst with a professional certificate in Systems Analysis.
The professional certificate in Systems Analysis is awarded after completing three courses in the area of systems analysis.
Core coursework covers object-oriented approaches to system analysis, data modeling, and design that combine both process and data views of systems, as well as collaborative and non-collaborative “cloud-resident” applications that are analyzed with respect to cost, device/location independence, scalability, reliability, security, and sustainability. Hands-on projects complement coursework.
Prepare for a career as a systems analyst with a professional certificate in Systems Analysis. Hands-on projects complement coursework in areas of systems analysis like object-oriented approaches to system analysis and cloud computing.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary of a computer systems analyst is $90,900, and job growth in this area is expected to grow 9 percent annually through 2028.
Related job titles include business analyst, systems auditor, and IT consultant.
Pursuing this professional certificate would be best served by receiving guidance from a program manager of information technology courses. Some courses may be taken simultaneously and some may require prerequisites. Allowing a program manager to assist in planning the sequence of courses would ensure a successful and enjoyable experience.
There are two required courses and one elective course. Courses are 16 weeks long over the fall and spring semesters, and are eight weeks long if taken over the summer.
The third elective course may be chosen from the following:
- IT-D 802 Human/Computer Interaction
- IT-D 810 Object Oriented Application Development (Graduate level)
- IT-D 811 Java Programming
- IT-D 832 UML Based Software Development
- IT-D 826 Data Warehousing
- IT-D 836 Software Testing and Maintenance
- IT-D 866 Service Oriented Architectures
- IT-M 871 Project Management for Information Technology Professionals
- IT-M 872 Process Engineering for IT Managers
- IT-M 874 IT Management Frameworks: ITIL and COBIT
- IT-S 878 Cyber Security Management
Note: Other courses of interest to the student may be selected with approval