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Information Architecture Graduate Certificate

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The FSU School of Information Studies Information Architecture Certificate program prepares information professionals to design, build, and manage a web site as an information resource. This certificate program offers opportunities to enhance skills in areas of web design, web applications, administration, and usability, building on students' existing knowledge of web technologies.

Accreditation

Regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Method of Delivery

Internet

Time or Location Requirements

Courses generally have a synchronous online class meeting time scheduled one night on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from either 6pm to 8pm ET or 8pm to 10pm ET. Attendance in weekly synchronous class meetings is required and students can participate from anywhere they have a reliable internet connection with a headset/microphone connection. For more information about online education with the School of Information, please visit the School's website.

Careers

The certificate prepares information professionals to design, build, and manage a web site as an information resource.

Total Credit Hours

12

Prerequisites

To be considered for admission to the program, students must provide proof of completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum earned grade point average of 3.0 or higher on all upper-division undergraduate course work toward a bachelor's degree, or a minimum 3.0 grade point average on an earned master's degree.

Application Procedures

Prospective students must submit the online application via iSchool Certificate Completion Request. Submit a copy of your current resume; and request official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions be sent directly to the School of Information.

Program Requirements

Students must earn a B or higher in each of the four courses taken for credit.

Fees

The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2018-19 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Special market rates may be available. Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.

Fall 2018 Course Offerings

  • LIS5275 Usability Analysis (3)
    Design, execution, and reporting of tests for the usability of information products and services. Covers cost justifying assessments and concepts of human cognition relevant to information processing.
  • LIS5362 Design & Production of Network Multimedia (3)
    Examines the theory, concepts and techniques for designing, producing, and evaluating networked multimedia resources to meet specific information needs. Students engage in collaborative design projects applying theoretical constructs from communication, education, engineering, graphic design, and information science to the provision of resources using multimedia network technologies.
  • LIS5484 Introduction to Data Networks for Information Professionals (3)
    This course discusses networking and telecommunications technologies, and management of modern data networks, with emphasis on the building blocks of local and wide area networks. Subjects covered include networking architectures, topologies, models, layers, protocols, IP sub netting, equipment, operating systems, security and various tools and utilities. Also covered are economic and policy issues inherent to telecommunications, and management skills that the professional in this field need to master.
  • LIS5487 Information Systems Management (3)
    An introduction to the role of information systems in organizations and how they relate to organizational objectives and structures. Covers the basics of management and information as they relate to each other in the operation of an information center.
  • LIS5782 Database Management Systems (3)
    Examines the basic principles, elements and concepts of design, implementation and utilization of database management systems. Within database management systems, treats various models of data and databases. Also considers the administrative tasks associated in the database management environment.

Summer 2018 Course Offerings

  • LIS5275 Usability Analysis (3)
    Design, execution, and reporting of tests for the usability of information products and services. Covers cost justifying assessments and concepts of human cognition relevant to information processing.
  • LIS5367 Advanced Web Applications (3)
    Prerequisite: LIS5362.
    Examines theory, concepts, and techniques for designing, producing, and evaluating World Wide Web applications to meet specific information needs. Students engage in design projects applying theoretical constructs to the provision of Web-based information resources using advanced authoring techniques.
  • LIS5489 Network Administration (3)
    Prerequisite: LIS5484.
    This course focuses on the planning, design, configuration, operation, and management of computer networks containing data communication devices, servers, workstations, and networked applications and support systems. The course introduces students to administrative techniques inherent to basic operating systems, and also to enterprise management systems required by larger organizations. Students examine and discuss issues of scalability, performance management, and integration of internal resources with external resources such as cloud-based systems.
  • LIS5916 Managing Makerspaces (3)
    Prerequisite: Completion of at least one database course in the undergraduate or graduate level.
    This introductory course introduces students to skills, technologies, principles and issues involved in managing makerspaces and fab labs for emerging technologies, which has been an area of growing demand for information and technology organizations. The course will focus on technology leadership and management as well as instructional and design aspects of operating spaces that support hands-on technology learning and use.


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