2023 - 2024 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate in Women in Technology

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The Graduate Certificate Program in Women in Technology (WIT) provides degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students a complex understanding of culture, workplace dynamics, and leadership in technology. Using an interdisciplinary lens, students will study the business environment and culture of the tech industry, particularly focused on the ways in which gender, race, and class intersect to shape the experiences of women and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. As diverse and inclusive teams encourage creativity and innovation, students will develop essential skills needed to become successful leaders and managers within this rapidly expanding field. As part of this certificate program, students may choose to pursue certification in Swift, the programming language created by Apple for building iOS apps.

Student Learning Objectives

After completing the certificate program students should be able to:

  1. Apply feminist theoretical perspectives in order to understand the tech industry in radically different ways.
  2. Demonstrate interdisciplinary insight into the complex issues related to the advancement of women in leadership and managerial roles within the technology industry.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary topics around digital literacy.
  4. Discuss future trends in programming and mobile technology.
  5. Synthesize key ideas gathered across the various courses that comprised their certificate program.
  6. Analyze, if applicable, their experience in the technology industry, using relevant frameworks from their course work in the certificate program.

Admission to Study

Applicants for graduate study should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies at Coastal Carolina University.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for regular admission to the Women in Technology Graduate Certificate program must meet the following criteria:

  1. Completion of an application form and payment of the application fee.
  2. Evidence of having received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent at a foreign institution based on a four-year degree program.
  3. Submission of an official transcript from each post-secondary school or college previously attended (all prior undergraduate academic study must be represented as well as any graduate study).
  4. Submission of a written statement of educational and career goals, including how this certificate program will contribute to realizing those goals.

Requirements (16 Graduate Credit Hours)

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