Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Informatics

A certificate in Business Informatics is offered for those students who have a bachelor's degree in a field other than INFO and want to improve their knowledge of information systems. To earn a certificate in INFO, a student must complete 33 total credit hours from the following list. At least twelve of those credits must be taken after the student has completed a bachelor's degree.

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Required Courses
Course# Name Prereq
INFO 1181 Informatics and Programming I MATH 1143 or MATH 1147 (Coreq okay)
Problem solving methods and algorithm development with an emphasis on programming style with Java or C#. Includes Secure Software Concepts, such as what constitutes secure software and what design aspects to take into consideration to construct resilient software.
INFO 1182 Informatics and Programming II INFO 1181 or
CS 1181
Object-oriented programming in the context of design, using OO principles and UML diagrams. Includes Secure Software Concepts, such as what constitutes secure software and what design aspects to take into consideration to construct resilient software.
INFO 2285 Software & Systems Architecture INFO 1181 or
CS 1181 (Coreq okay)
Principles and application of computer hardware and systems software in the context of designing business IT infrastructures through combination of theory-based lectures and applied laboratory experiences.
INFO 3301 Introduction to Informatics and Analytics INFO 1100 (Coreq okay) or equivalent skills and knowledge.
Techniques and tools for analyzing and solving business problems. Development of technology-based knowledge and skills for communicating solutions. Introduction to uses of information systems in an organizational context. PRE-or-COREQ: INFO 1100 or equivalent skills and knowledge.
INFO 3307 Systems Analysis and Design INFO 1182 or
CS 1182 (Coreq okay) or POI
Develops systems analysis skills, using proven techniques, prototyping, and structured analysis and design phases of the systems development life cycle. The course emphasizes Secure Software Design, which includes secure design elements, software architecture, secure design review, and threat modeling. Requirements: gathering is emphasized, including secure software requirements gathering to capture all of the security requirements from various stakeholders and understand the sources and processes needed to ensure a more effective design.
INFO 3380 Networking and Virtualization INFO 2285 or
CS 2275
Study of the implementation and development of network information systems. Protocols and techniques will be compared, and virtualization and cloud computing will be emphasized.
INFO 4407 Database Design & Implementation INFO 3307 (Coreq okay)
Covers multi-user relational database management systems, stored procedures, SQL, transaction processing, etc. The course emphasizes Secure Software Design, which includes secure design elements, software architecture, secure design review, and threat modeling.
INFO 4411 Intermediate Information Assurance INFO 2285 or
CS 2275 or
INFO 3310, or POI
Focuses on homeland security, information assurance, integrity, control, and privacy. Covers CNSS-4011, NIST-800-16 standards, national policy, and international treaties. The course considers Software Deployment, Operations, Maintenance and Disposal, including security issues around steady state operations and management of software, as well as security measures that must be taken when a product reaches its end of life.
INFO 4482 Systems Development and Implementation Methodologies INFO 4407
This course presents the process of software development and the methodologies to lower development costs, increase software reliability, decrease development time and ensure application development success. An overview and comparison of traditional and modern methods of software development are presented.
Students must take six hours of Business courses in any of the following areas:
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

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Informatics and Computer Science

Idaho State University

921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8020

Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8020


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