Fundamentals of Information Technology

Graduate, Professional Development
Academic Level
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Master the fundamentals of information technology and learn the essential skills that employers are seeking across a broad range of information environments. 

Participate in modules that present graduate-level instruction in topics such as database applications, introduction to programming, web technologies, Unix and networking. You will apply these skills to an experiential capstone project focusing on advanced programming and web technologies.  

Complete a minimum of three modules of INF 523 Fundamentals of Information Technology presented in an 8-week format.

Additional Information:

This is a series of three for-credit classes:

  • INF 523 Fundamentals of Information Technology

    You must take at least 3 different 1-credit modules of this graduate level topics course.


This program can be stacked with:
MS Information Science

PhD Information Science


This microcredential may only be taken for credit.

What are Microcredentials?

Whether you’re a current student or a working professional, microcredentials will help you develop new, relevant and demonstrable skills that can give you an edge in a competitive job market. 

Microcredentials at the University at Albany are a collection of courses and experiences that teach industry-aligned skills and competencies, which are documented by digital badges. 

Being able to clearly articulate your skills means you’ll be better positioned to bridge the gap between college and career, or between your current job and your dream job. You can also stack microcredentials into larger skillsets and credentials.

Our programs are developed using established faculty governance processes and endorsed by UAlbany, so the skills you learn are portable, meaningful and high quality. The programs are offered at the undergraduate or graduate level, or as an opportunity for continuing education. Many are conveniently offered online.