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TechPro Certificate Programs

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Dr. V. Misquita, Ph.D.
Director, Overseas Programs
Office of International Affairs
Email: misquita@iit.edu

Upskill with TechPro

TechPro certificate programs at Illinois Tech are designed to make it easier for you to develop the skills and expertise you need to succeed in today’s evolving workforce.

Whether you want to upskill for career advancement or are considering a career shift, TechPro certificate programs deliver outstanding value and flexibility from Chicago’s only tech-focused university.

  • TechPro includes selected certificate programs in engineering, computing, business and science
  • Illinois Tech partner school pre-selected students are eligible for a 50% scholarship per course or for the entire certificate program, if a student qualifies for admission
  • TechPro certificate programs can be completed 100 percent online, and some courses are also offered in hybrid mode for information about mode of delivery see below under the TechPro Certificate Programs section

Those interested in completing the entire TechPro certificate may apply all of those courses towards the specific Master's degree program. For information about the Certificate programs that correspond to specific Master degree programs, please see below under the TechPro Certificate Programs section.

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Your Pathway to a Graduate Degree

Are you unsure whether you want to enroll in a graduate degree program right now? If you decide in the future to pursue a master’s degree at Illinois Tech, you will be able to apply all courses taken towards the certificate program with a grade of B or better, towards your graduate degree program. Partner school admitted students are eligible for 50% scholarship for certificate courses or certificate programs.

Admission Requirements

All prerequisite courses must be successfully passed relevant to the certificate program course, prior to applying for the program or a course offered under a certificate program.
A maximum of 15 credits per year is permitted including prerequisite courses.

30 ECTS Credits
Pre Selected and nominated by Partner school
English proficiency test score is required

*see below

*The official English Proficiency score must be sent directly to Illinois Institute of Technology for any one of the exams mentioned -Institution code 1318 for the TOEFL: IELTS - request for the electronic upload delivery service. Virtual interview required for SSB Finance-related certificate programs.

Application Deadlines

TechPro Certificate Programs

Certificate programs and courses listed may apply to applicable Master degree programs offered per department.
Program Applies to Master's Degree Applies to the following Master degree program(s) Delivery Terms Offered
Biological Engineering
12 U.S. credits
Courses may apply to applicable Master degree program as required courses or electives   Online, Asynchronous and/or Hybrid Mainly Fall and Spring
Current Energy Issues
12 U.S. credits
Courses may apply to applicable Master degree program as required courses or electives   Online, Asynchronous and/or Hybrid Mainly Fall and Spring
Pharmaceutical Engineering
12 U.S. credits
Courses may apply to applicable Master degree program as required courses or electives
  • Master of Pharmaceutical Engineering (CHE 545, CHE 560, CHE 583, CHE 585)
Online, Asynchronous and/or Hybrid Mainly Fall and Spring
Process Operations Management
12 U.S. credits
Courses may apply to applicable Master degree program as required courses or electives
  • Master of Chemical Engineering with Specialization in Energy/ Environment/ Economics (CHE 560)
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (CHE 530)
Online, Asynchronous and/or Hybrid Mainly Fall and Spring

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Program Applies to Master's Degree Applies to the following Master degree program(s) Delivery Terms Offered
Architectural Engineering
9 U.S. credits
Some or all courses apply to at least one master’s degree
  • Master of Engineering in Architectural Engineering
  • Master of Energy Systems, Energy Conservation and Buildings Track
  • Master of High Performance Buildings
Online/Asynchronous Mainly Fall and Spring, rarely Summer
Building Energy Modeling
9 U.S. credits
Some or all courses apply to at least one master’s degree
  • Master of Engineering in Architectural Engineering
  • Master of Energy Systems, Energy Conservation and Buildings Track
  • Master of High Performance Buildings
Online/Asynchronous Mainly Fall and Spring, rarely Summer
Construction Management
12 U.S. credits
Some or all courses apply to at least one master’s degree
  • Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering and Management
  • Master of Engineering Management, Project Management Track
Online/Asynchronous Mainly Fall and Spring, some Summer
Infrastructure Engineering and
Management

9 U.S. credits
Some or all courses apply to at least one master’s degree
  • Master of Engineering in Transportation Engineering
  • Master of Public Works
Online/Asynchronous

Mainly Fall and Spring, rarely Summer

Transportation Systems Planning
12 U.S. credits
Some or all courses apply to at least one master’s degree
  • Master of Engineering in Transportation Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Online/Asynchronous Mainly Fall and Spring, rarely Summer

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Program Applies to Master's Degree Delivery Terms Offered
Advanced Electronics
12 U.S. credits
All courses may apply to required courses or electives to applicable Master degree programs** Online, Asynchronous and/or Hybrid Fall, Spring and Summer
Applied Electromagnetics
12 U.S. credits
All courses may apply to required courses or electives to applicable Master degree programs** Online, Asynchronous and/or Hybrid Fall, Spring and Summer
Communication Systems
12 U.S. credits
All courses may apply to required courses or electives to applicable Master degree programs** Online, Asynchronous and/or Hybrid Fall, Spring and Summer
Computer Engineering
12 U.S. credits
All courses may apply to required courses or electives to applicable Master degree programs** Online, Asynchronous and/or Hybrid Fall, Spring and Summer
Control Systems
12 U.S. credits
All courses may apply to required courses or electives to applicable Master degree programs** Online, Asynchronous and/or Hybrid Fall, Spring and Summer
Electricity Markets
12 U.S. credits
All courses may apply to required courses or electives to applicable Master degree programs** Online, Asynchronous and/or Hybrid Fall, Spring and Summer
Power Electronics
12 U.S. credits
All courses may apply to required courses or electives to applicable Master degree programs** Online, Asynchronous and/or Hybrid Fall, Spring and Summer
Power Engineering
12 U.S. credits
All courses apply to Master degree program with power concentration Online, Asynchronous and/or Hybrid Fall, Spring and Summer
Signal Processing
12 U.S. credits
All courses may apply to required courses or electives to applicable Master degree programs** Online, Asynchronous and/or Hybrid Fall, Spring and Summer
Wireless Communications Engineering
12 U.S. credits
All courses may apply to required courses or electives to applicable Master degree programs** Online, Asynchronous and/or Hybrid Fall, Spring and Summer

 

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Program Applies to the following Master degree program(s)
Computer Integrated Design and Manufacturing
12 U.S. credits
  • Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering  ( MMAE 545 (F, Sp or Su), MMAE 445 (Fall, Spring or Summer), MMAE 557 (Fall, Spring or Summer)  MMAE 547 (Fall, Spring or Summer)
  • Master of Engineering Manufacturing Engineering via Internet MMAE 547, 545, 557
  • Master of Engineering Management, Product Design & Development Track  ( MMAE 545 (Fall, Spring or Summer), MMAE 547 (Fall, Spring or Summer)
Product Quality and Reliability Assurance
12 U.S. credits
  • Master of Engineering Management, Product Design and Development Track (MMAE 560  (Fall, Spring or Summer) MMAE 589 ( Fall, Spring or Summer)

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Program Applies to the following Master degree program(s) Terms Offered
Information Technology and Management, and Advanced Software Development
12 U.S. Credits
  • Master of Software Development (ITMD 511 (Fall & Spring), ITM 513 (Fall & Spring), ITMD 515 (Fall & Spring)
    ITMD 534 (Fall & Spring) ITMD 536 (Fall), ITMD 518 (Spring))
  • Master of Information Technology and Management (ITMD 527, ITMD 526, ITMD 529, ITMT 531, ITMS 528, ITMD 526)
    • Specialization
      Software Dev ITMD 515 (Fall & Spring)
      Information Systems Technology - ITMD 556 (Fall)
      Business Development - ITMD 532 (Spring), ITMD 511 (Fall & Spring)
      Management - ITMD 571 (Fall)
 
Cybersecurity Management
12 U.S. Credits
  • Master of Cyber Forensics and Security (ITMS 548,ITMS 578; ITMM 586,ITMS 543)
  • Master of Science in Applied Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics (ITMS 548,ITMS 578;ITMM 586, ITMS 543)

Fall and Spring

(1 Cyber course in Summer)

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Program Applies to Master's Degree Applies to the following Master degree program(s) Delivery
Computational Intelligence
9 U.S. credits
Some 400 and 500 level courses may apply to applicable Master degree programs that do not include prerequisites Master of Artificial Intelligence, Master of Data Science, Master of Computational Decision Science and Operations Research Synchronous/Asynchronous, Online and In-person
Cyber-Physical Systems
9 U.S. credits
Some 400 and 500 level courses may apply to applicable Master degree programs that do not include prerequisites Some 400-level (not prerequisites) and 500-level courses may apply to a computer science Master's degree program Synchronous/Asynchronous, Online and In-person
Data Analytics
9 U.S. credits
Some 400 and 500 level courses may apply to applicable Master degree programs that do not include prerequisites

Master of Data Science

Synchronous/Asynchronous, Online and In-person
Database Systems
9 U.S. credits

Some 400 and 500 level courses may apply to applicable Master degree programs that do not include prerequisites

Some 400-level (not prerequisites) and 500-level courses may apply to a computer science Master's degree program Synchronous/Asynchronous, Online and In-person
Distributed Cloud Computing
9 U.S. credits
Some 400 and 500 level courses may apply to applicable Master degree programs that do not include prerequisites Master of Computer Science Synchronous/Asynchronous, Online and In-person
Foundations of Computer Science
12 U.S. credits
Some 400 and 500 level courses may apply to applicable Master degree programs that do not include prerequisites Some 400-level (not prerequisites) and 500-level courses may apply to a computer science Master's degree program Synchronous/Asynchronous, Online and In-person
Information Security and Assurance
9 U.S. credits
Some 400 and 500 level courses may apply to applicable Master degree programs that do not include prerequisites Courses taken may be later applied toward a computer science Master's degree program Synchronous/Asynchronous, Online and In-person
Networking and Communications
9 U.S. credits

Some 400 and 500 level courses may apply to applicable Master degree programs that do not include prerequisites

Master of Computer Science Synchronous/Asynchronous, Online and In-person
Software Engineering
9 U.S. credits

Some 400 and 500 level courses may apply to applicable Master degree programs that do not include prerequisites

Master of Computer Science and Master of Telecommunications and Software Synchronous/Asynchronous, Online and In-person

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Program Applies to Master's Degree Delivery Terms Offered
Cell and Molecular Biology
12 U.S. credits
Applies to all MS programs Online except lab courses or in-person Fall and Spring
Genomics Applies to all MS programs   Fall and Spring

 

Program Applies to Master's Degree Delivery Terms Offered
Materials Chemistry
12 U.S. credits
Master of Chemistry in Materials Chemistry Program Online, hybrid/in-person Fall, Spring, and Summer
Regulatory Science
12 U.S. credits
Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry Program Online Fall, Spring, and Summer

 

Program
Radiological Physics
12 U.S. credits

 

SSB can also tailor-make a program of required courses if there is a cohort of 10 students.

Program Applies to the following Master degree program(s) Delivery
Compliance and Pollution Prevention
9 U.S. credits
  • MS in Environmental Management and Sustainability
  • MS in Environmental Management and Sustainability: EMS 504 (Fall), EMS 523 (Spring), EMS 512 (Spring)
Online, Hybrid, Synchronous. Will be offered asynchronously if there is a cohort of at least 10 students.
Corporate Finance
9 U.S. credits
  Online, Hybrid, Synchronous. Will be offered asynchronously if there is a cohort of at least 10 students.
Economic Development and Social Entrepreneurship
9 U.S. credits
  • Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA)
    (PA 533, PA 539, PA 550, PA 551, PA 556, PA 557, PA 568, PA 597, PA 560, PA 570, PA 578, PA 579 – various semesters)
Online, Hybrid, Synchronous. Will be offered asynchronously if there is a cohort of at least 10 students.
Financial Toolbox
9 U.S. credits
  • Master of Science in Finance
    (MSF 501, MSF 502, MSF 503 – Fall)
Online, Hybrid, Synchronous. Will be offered asynchronously if there is a cohort of at least 10 students.
Fundamentals of Finance
9 U.S. credits
  • Master of Science in Finance
    (MSF 504, MSF 505, MSF 506 – Spring)
Online, Hybrid, Synchronous. Will be offered asynchronously if there is a cohort of at least 10 students.
Nonprofit and Mission-Driven Management
12 U.S. credits
  • Master of Public Administration
    (PA 502, PA 505, PA 533, PA 540, PA 541, PA 543, PA 565, PA 566, PA 570, PA 579)
Online, Hybrid, Synchronous. Will be offered asynchronously if there is a cohort of at least 10 students.

Public Management
12 U.S. credits

  • Master of Public Policy & Administration (MPPA) (PA 501, PA 502, PA 532, PA 580, PA 581 - PA 501 offered every semester: PA 502, PA 532 and PA 582 offered each fall semester, PA 581 offered each spring semester)
 
Security, Safety and Risk Management
12 U.S. credits
  • Master of Public Policy and Administration
    PA 520 each fall, PA 505, PA 533, PA 535, PA 540, PA 541, PA 543, PA 565, PA 566, PA 570, PA 579 in Fall and Spring semesters in succeeding years      
Online, Hybrid, Synchronous. Will be offered asynchronously if there is a cohort of at least 10 students.
Sustainable Enterprise
9 U.S. credits
  • MS in Environmental Management & Sustainability
    (EMS 404 – Fall, EMS 541 – Spring, EMS 505 Fall)
Online, Hybrid, Synchronous. Will be offered asynchronously if there is a cohort of at least 10 students.
Trading
9 U.S. credits
   

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