The Institute for Professional Development was formed by the
College of Computing and Digital Media of DePaul University in 1984 to assist
both individuals and businesses in keeping pace with the rapid development of
computer technologies. The Institute offers a variety of intensive certificate
programs designed for IT professionals who wish to learn new technologies and
upgrade their skills in a short amount of time.
Certificate programs are credit-bearing courses of DePaul
University and are offered on the university's quarterly schedule, with a new
session beginning each fall, winter and spring. Individuals who enroll in the
programs become non-degree-seeking students of the university, and enjoy all the
rights, privileges and responsibilities afforded to such students.