An 11-week program providing instruction in coding and a hands-on overview of key topics in modern computing and business applications.
Modern computing has paved the way for technological advancements that span every facet of our lives. It would be impossible to find any industry or individual that has been unaffected by dramatic trends emerging in technology.
Have you grown tired of sitting in meetings nodding your head while people talk about the “cloud”, “big- data”, “search engine optimization” and other buzzword-topics? Do fears of a poorly secured network at your home or office cause you unease? Are you trusting your company’s web presence to “experts” with very limited understanding about the hosting service that you are employing and the services that you are paying for? Do you see ads for Go Daddy and wonder what in the world they are trying to sell you? Have you wondered why people keep talking about “big data” and why nearly every industry from professional sports to healthcare to the military is spending billions of dollars to employ skilled workers in that area?
If any of these apply to you, we think that you will find DePaul University’s Modern Information Technology Program an accessible yet challenging introduction to some of the most exciting and still-evolving computing specialties.
Whether your goals arise out of a desire for personal enrichment, or you simply wish to engage more effectively with IT staff, this program will get you there.
This program is geared towards executives, managers, business owners, and anyone looking for a deeper understanding of modern computing. Individuals who complete the curriculum will leave with coding skills and an understanding of cutting-edge trends in IT.
Classroom lectures, reading materials, and demonstrations will be complemented by faculty-guided hands-on exercises.
For a completed program description, download the program's brochure.
Dates & Location
Spring Quarter 2017:
This class is closed for spring quarter.
On-campus section: Classes meet on Wednesday evenings (5:45pm-9:00pm) and Saturday mornings (9:00am-12:15pm) at DePaul's Loop Campus at 243 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago.
DePaul University reserves the right to cancel any program prior to that program's first class meeting.
Spring Quarter 2017
Full payment of tuition must be received by the Institute for Professional Development office before the start of the program. The tuition fee for this program is not included in the university's tuition package for full-time undergraduate students. The university's refund policy allows a return of 100% of tuition if the student drops the Modern Information Technology Program by April 12, 2017.
Each program requires a $40.00 (non-refundable) application fee that can be paid online (via credit card) during the online application process. If you need to pay this fee by check or money order, please make the check or money order payable to DePaul University and send it to:
DePaul University Institute for Professional Development
243 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
Textbooks are a separate purchase to be made by students.
Reading materials for certificate programs consist of textbooks and supplementary handouts. Textbook readings are considered preparatory in nature and are typically assigned prior to lectures; supplementary handouts are frequently distributed in class to provide additional information.
There are no textbooks required for this program.
CTA U-Pass Fee: Beginning Autumn Quarter 2016, any IPD certificate program student who enrolls in a full-time course load (8 graduate or 12 undergraduate credit hours) and where at least one course is taught at an on-campus location will be automatically enrolled in the University’s CTA U-Pass program. The CTA U-Pass program provides unlimited rides on CTA transport and it requires that all eligible students participate in the program. The cost of the CTA U-Pass is $90.00 per quarter. Students who meet the eligibility criteria will have this fee added to their student accounts. Students are responsible for this fee regardless of benefit use or card pick-up. Students who are taking courses exclusively online do not qualify for this program. Further information about the U-Pass program is found at
Fees are payable by check made out to DePaul University, or by credit card. For credit card payment, print out and complete the
Payment by Credit Card Form.
Applicants who are eligible for a tuition reimbursement program offered by their employer and are interested in deferring their tuition payment using the university's Employer Tuition Deferral Plan, must return the Employer Tuition Deferral Plan application to the Institute for Professional Development Office. Submitting this application to any other DePaul office may delay the student's registration process. Information about this plan, along with an application form, is found
Applicants who wish to use the university's In-Term Payment Plan or a third-party billing arrangement should contact the Institute for Professional Development office at (312) 362-6282 for details.
This program assumes only the ability to use a personal computer and access to the Internet. A substantial commitment of time is required for this intensive course of study. Final admission will be determined by the admission committee on the basis of an applicant's overall qualifications including work history and educational background.
The Modern Information Technology Program is an accredited course of DePaul University, which follows the quarter system (as opposed to the semester system).
Course #: IPD 344
Credit hours: 2 undergraduate
The credit hours are awarded to those who successfully complete the program's academic requirements. Course requirements attending lectures and workshop/labs, reading materials, class discussions, and a project.
Course credit and final grade information will be available through the Institute for Professional office upon the program's completion, and will be reflected on the university's system at the end of the university's regular academic quarter.
Application & Registration Procedure
All interested parties should apply for admission using the Institute for Professional Development's
online application; or, to apply via fax, mail, or in person, print out and complete the
Application Form. Upon admission, the Institute office will contact the prospective student with information and instructions about the registration process.
Registration is restricted to admitted students. IPD staff will register students upon receipt of payment and registration form. Regular DePaul students cannot register themselves via the university's registration system.