Jump-Start Your Future in Tech with DeVry’s New Certificate Programs

By DeVry University

Since 1931, DeVry University has been adapting to the changing demands of business. Today, our programs are designed – and regularly updated – with current and future market trends in mind. And in our increasingly digital world, it’s no surprise that technology is a trending area of interest for our students.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), computer and information technology occupations are projected to create approximately 531,200 new jobs by 2029, with demand coming from an increased need for “cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data and information security.”

To help prepare students to break into this growing field1, DeVry is proud to offer the following new online undergraduate certificate programs:

  • Networking Essentials
  • Programming Essentials

“These new certificate programs underscore our commitment to offering stackable credentials which reflect market demand and equip students with industry-relevant skills,” explains Shantanu Bose, DeVry University Provost and Chief Academic Officer. “We believe our expanded certificate offerings will continue to differentiate DeVry University as THE place for students seeking to start or pivot into the technology field by learning skills they can take to the workplace now, and build-upon these stackable certificates in the future to continue advancing in their skillset.”

Read on for more details on how you can build a foundation in technology with our new certificate programs.

Undergraduate Certificate Program in Networking Essentials

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in information technology (IT), our Networking Essentials certificate program can be a great way to help you prepare to get started in this field.

Our online computer networking certificate can help you learn the basics of how organizations and businesses are networked, how they exchange information and how they address information security. You’ll develop an understanding of wired and wireless network systems and their application to practical business situations while gaining hands-on experience that you can apply in your current or future role.

  • Program Type: Undergraduate Certificate
  • Minimum Credit Hours: 23
  • Length: 8 Courses
  • Time to Complete: Graduate in as little as 12 months2 – or faster with qualifying transfer credits.
  • Availability: Online
  • What You’ll Learn: Coursework covers topics such as using network protocols, designing LAN, VLAN and WAN networks and applying principles of technology in the building and operation of connected and distributed digital-based systems and networks.
  • Certification Prep: Prepare for certification opportunities including CompTIA Cloud+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Network+ and CCNA (Cisco Certification).

Want to learn more about how networks help businesses operate safely and effectively? Get more details our Networking Essentials undergraduate certificate program.

Undergraduate Certificate Program in Programming Essentials

Computer programming is the process of developing and testing code to ensure applications and software programs work effectively. As technology continues to drive many of our daily tasks, it’s no surprise that computer programming professionals will continue to play a critical role.

To help you prepare to enter this field, our Programming Essentials certificate program was designed to introduce you to essential coding, programming and computing concepts. And with no prior IT experience required, this programming certificate is a great first step for beginners.

  • Program Type: Undergraduate Certificate
  • Minimum Credit Hours: 22
  • Length: 7 Courses
  • Time to Complete: Graduate in as little as 10 months2 – or faster with qualifying transfer credits.
  • Availability: Online
  • What You’ll Learn: Coursework covers topics such as Python programming, operating systems, creating normalized databases, extracting data using SQL, developing applications with C#, .NET, and Visual Studio and designing menu-driven programs that update, create and delete data from data stores.
  • Certification Prep: Prepare for certification opportunities including CompTIA Linux+ and Microsoft Technology Associate – Python.

Are you excited by the idea of developing new software applications? Learn more about our Programming Essentials undergraduate certificate program.

Additional Highlights

Here are a few additional highlights you may benefit from if you pursue a certificate in Networking Essentials or Programming Essentials:

  • Tech Essentials Grant – This grant provides qualifying students with $2,400 to apply towards the cost of your Networking Essentials or Programming Essentials certificate program upon successful completion of all required courses.3
  • Tech Core – These courses are designed to help you build the interdisciplinary skills you’ll need for today’s Internet of Things (IoT) economy.
  • Portable IoT Kit – Our portable IoT kit was designed to give you hands-on experience - even at home - using digital devices, sensors and other tools to build relevant IoT systems.4
  • Every Credit Counts – Credits from your Networking Essentials or Programming Essentials certificate can be applied to fulfill nearly 37% of the required courses towards an Information Technology and Networking associate degree or 20% of the required courses towards an Information Technology and Networking bachelor’s degree, saving you time and money as you continue to pursue your goals.

Ready for a Future in Tech?

1Employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 11 percent nationally from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Local growth will vary by location.
2Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment. Additional program information may be found at https://www.devry.edu/degree-programs.html.
3The Tech Essentials Grant will be awarded upon completion of the Networking Essentials or Programming Essentials Certificate program. The grant will be applied to your student account. If a credit is generated, funds may be sent to you unless you have borrowed loans as funding would then be returned to your lender. Some restrictions apply: https://www.devry.edu/tuition-financial-aid/financial-aid/scholarships-grants.html
4The Portable IoT Kit is a required expense and is not complimentary.

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