The Sage College’s undergraduate certificate program in Information Technology (IT) is an introductory program designed to introduce and/or reinforce fundamental concepts of information technology within the framework of computer information systems.
The online Certificate in Information Technology exposes students to a set of relevant courses in computer information systems such as data communications and networking, programming, relational database systems, information systems development, web applications development and computer security. Upon completion of the online Certificate in Information Technology program, students are prepared for an entry-level position in the various areas of information technology and also this program serves as a gateway to various undergraduate programs in information technology.
Program Course Map
Upon completion of the Certificate in Information Technology (IT), students will be able to:
- Assume a professional position in various areas of information technology.
- Gain the foundation to transfer to various undergraduate programs in information technology, including the B.S. in Information Technology and Cybersecurity through Sage Online.
- Gain knowledge and skills needed to earn more specialized and industry-relevant certifications that are crucial to enter a wide variety of careers in information technology.
Courses (24 credits total; 18 core credits):
* This course may be waived at the discretion of the program director for students with previous IT-related coursework or relevant experience.
The School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) offers rolling admission with start terms in fall, spring and summer. Applications are encouraged well in advance to the start of each term so that there is ample time for transfer credit evaluations and financial aid packaging.
Working directly with an admission counselor, we evaluate the amount of transferable credit and work experience you have. We strongly encourage you to have at least 40 completed college credits or an associate degree. It is required that applicants have 40 completed college-level credits in good academic standing to be accepted.
How to Apply
Choose one of the following:
- Apply now online
- Request a paper application by calling (518) 292-8615 or emailing us at [email protected]
Students must submit:
- A completed application for admission
- An official transcript from EACH post-secondary institution attended since high school. To do this, complete and print the Official Transcript Request Form (located on the last page of this document) and fax it to 800-473-2512.
- A one- to two-page career goals essay
International students must submit additional information including WES transcript in order to be admitted.
- Download International Student Instructions (PDF)
- Download International Student Financial Statement (PDF)
Students can expect to receive an admission decision within two weeks after their admission file is considered complete. Students who have completed the admission procedures and gained acceptance to an undergraduate degree or certificate program will be classified as a matriculated student, are eligible for financial aid and will be assigned a faculty advisor.
Dawit Demissie, PhD (click for full biography)
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Director, Computer Science
The Sage Colleges
Michael D. Weisberg has over 30 years of professional experience in the fields of Information Security, Information Technology, Computer Science, and Cybersecurity. He is Vice President for Information Security and Assurance Services at Garnet River. Mr. Weisberg’s responsibilities include managing and coordinating information security consulting practices, as well as building and enhancing SOC/CIRT facilities. Mr. Weisberg also promotes Owl Secure monitoring and compliance services, and speaks on a variety of Information Security and Assurance issues. As a Senior Enterprise Architect with Federal Reserve Information Technology Enterprise Architecture, he specialized in Information Security and Assurance. He was the Dedicated Architect to Bank Supervision and Regulation where he led the Security Road Mapping effort.
Michael joined the Federal Reserve in June of 2006 and provided leadership in multiple programs including Information Flow Control, Platform and Storage Virtualization, Security Road Mapping and Open Source Software Use. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Michael was the Principle Engineer for NYSTEC – a trusted agent consulting service to New York State government. He was Director of Technology Services for Rhythms NetConnections, a nationwide high speed networking provider. He served as Vice President of the Information Security Intrusion Analysis group, and Assistant Vice President of Advanced Technology at Bank of America.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and is a trainer for Safe and Secure Online, an international organization educating school age children about safe and responsible Internet use.
Larry Scoggin is an information security leader experienced in building, delivering, and directing balanced governance programs incorporating business requirements and cost-effective solutions. He is Senior Security Architect at Stalwart, and has a successful track record in directing the design, build and implementation of risk management processes for large and mid-sized organizations. Across a thirty-five year career, Larry has built, implemented and managed processes for facility security, incident response, security awareness, governance, and information technology risk management in managed services, aerospace, manufacturing, financial and retail environments. Mr. Scoggin has served as a private sector representative on both the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSC) and the Communications Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC) under the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP).