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Certificate in Information Technology

The Certificate in IT Management is a four course, affordable option for professionals who need to gain or upgrade their IT skills to meet current market demands focusing on the managerial aspects of information technology.

This program is suitable for students who would like to become IT Managers, IT Project Managers, IT Consultants, IT Strategists, Chief Information Officers (CIO), or Chief Technology Officers (CTO) among others.

You will be prepared to create IT strategies that support the business, innovate with IT, and manage projects, as well as develop and maintain the IT architecture and infrastructure of an organization.


Application Process

  1. A completed admission Application and non-refundable application fee
  2. Graduate Program Advisement with an admission counselor
  3. Official Transcript(s) from a regionally accredited college or university verifying the applicant’s bachelor’s degree. Normally, a grade point average of approximately 3.0 or higher in upper division undergraduate work is expected


After completing the certificate program in IT Management, students will be able to:

  • Understand the methods used to design and implement IT solutions in modern organizations
  • Learn how to manage IT strategically in order to gain or sustain competitive advantage and business value
  • Design the IT governance, architecture and infrastructure in modern organizations
  • Learn about project management phases, knowledge areas, tools and techniques and their applications
  • Strategically manage emergent technologies in modern organizations

Program Completion Time

The certificate can be completed in as little as six months, and is based on a sequence of four 3-unit graduate courses for a total of twelve credits. This requires enrollment for at least two terms, based on 11-week term schedules. The completion time does not account for any pre-requisite courses a student may need.

Admission Requirements

The program requires a background rooted in general business, computer programming and quantitative tools.



The curriculum consists of four courses total. The following are required courses:


Students will also choose any two of the electives below:

Tuition & Fees

Fall 2023 - Summer 2024
Tuition Alumni: $480 per credit
Non-Alumni: $595 per credit
Technology Fee $60 per term
Application Fee $25 online
$50 paper
Late Registration Fee
for registration submitted after the add/drop deadline
Late Transaction Fee
for employer reimbursement applications
received after the second week of the semester
Transcript Fee $5.00 minimum
Additional fees may apply, refer to the Registrar's site

All fees are subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to change, delete or add to this pricing schedule as deemed appropriate. Transcripts and diploma will not be released for any student who has an outstanding balance owed to Cal Lutheran.