Information Technology Certificate

SUNY Adirondack offers a professional certificate in Information Technology studies.

Information Technology is the study of computers and telecommunications systems for storing, retrieving and exchanging the data that is the backbone of today’s digital workforce and economy.


Information Technology is a broad field that serves an important but varying role across different industry types and organizational sizes. Those choosing the Information Technology certificate track will learn to assess an organization’s I.T. needs and hone the necessary skills to support them.

Classes offered through the program include:

  • Internet Development
  • Networking
  • Programming
  • Business
  • core courses in Computer Applications, Computing and Advanced PC Applications

Students have the opportunity to choose a concentration in one of three focus areas: Application Development, End User Support or Business Management.


SUNY Adirondack offers small class sizes and access to dedicated faculty who have real-world experience in the Information Technology field. Since this program has flexibility across concentrations, the core courses are designed so that students can easily move from one Information Technology focus to another if their interest changes.

The degree or certificate from this program specifically prepares students for direct entrance to the workforce and supports networking opportunities with local businesses through structured internships and seminar presentations.


* The Information Technology certificate program is slated to be eliminated, effective in the Fall 2021 semester. Students can finish the certificate within the allotted time or another IT degree on a schedule that works best for them. 








          Professionals with Information Technology experience remain some of the most sought after employees across all industries. One of the few career areas to go unaffected and, in fact, grow after the 2008 recession, I.T. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment in this industry will continue to grow up to 12% between now and 2022.

          There are many career paths and educational opportunities available to those with I.T. backgrounds, including but not limited to:

          • Network Analysts
          • Network Support Technicians
          • Computer Support Specialists
          • Computer Programmers
          • Systems Analysts & Managers
          • Customer Service Specialists

          Program Learning Outcomes

          1. Demonstrate proficiency using discipline specific software applications.
          2. Demonstrate possession of the professional skill set needed to be successful within an IT environment.
          3. Identify the importance of ethical and social issues related to use of computers in a professional environment.
          4. Communicate effectively within the discipline.


          Focus Areas:

          Business Management:

          1. Demonstrate an understanding of business functions and processes.


          End-User Support

          1. Safely repair, maintain and install personal computer hardware and software.
          2. Apply helpdesk concepts, procedures and practices in a professional environment.