Individual IT Courses

School of Business, Technology and Health Care Administration

Expand your IT expertise and knowledge with Capella individual courses that feature hands-on experience.

A direct path to your goals

Individual courses in information technology sciences¹ are a great way to:

  • Gain applicable skills through real-world assignments and assessments.
  • Expand your knowledge on a specific topic through continuing education.
  • Get hands-on experience with industry tools through innovative resources and virtual labs.
  • Earn credits to apply to a Capella degree or certificate program.¹

¹A maximum of three courses taken as a Capella nondegree student can be applied to a Capella degree program.

Courses in information technology

Undergraduate courses²
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Introduction to Web Development

Learners build fundamental web design and development skills. Learners create web pages using HTML5 markup language and apply contemporary design principles to create a W3C compliant website. Learners format the page layout, structure, and visual design elements using CSS3, with emphasis placed on effective coding, visual design, and user experience.

3 quarter credits
Master's-level courses²
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ANLT5080 *
Advanced Analytics and Modeling

Learners in this course demonstrate advanced practice in applying the analytic life cycle. Learners examine approaches to visual analytics and are introduced to geospatial data techniques. Learners also apply their analytic skills to current organizational problems and apply analytic solution scoring and project management skills for effective team performance. Prerequisite(s): ANLT5050.

4 quarter credits
ANLT5100 *
Visual Analytics

In this course, learners articulate the value of visualization to telling the analytic story to stakeholders. Learners explore the appropriate presentation of types of data and apply best practices for the design of effective visualizations. Learners also develop skills for presenting data to stakeholders in a succinct and relevant manner. Prerequisite(s): ANLT5030. 

4 quarter credits
IAS5015 *
Network Security Fundamentals and Cryptography

Learners apply foundational concepts of cybersecurity and information assurance to select appropriate information security policies, procedures, and controls to defend enterprise information assets from breaches of confidentiality and integrity. Learners identify specific points of vulnerability that may be mitigated through the use of administrative security policies and operational information security tools. Learners also examine principles of cryptography and some of the security controls and methods that use it. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IAS5010 or PM5018.

4 quarter credits
Secure Network Design and Engineering

Learners investigate abstract data types and how to address them in solving cyber security problems related to network design and engineering. Learners also analyze security requirements while designing network operational systems in order to gain approvals in recognition and compliance with organizational governance and processes. Finally, learners articulate how virtualization and network architecture is implemented, deployed, and used, and describe the implications that interfaces between major components of virtualized systems have for security.

4 quarter credits
ITEC5030 *
Emerging Technologies

In this course, learners gain an understanding of new and disruptive technologies that are poised to have a significant impact on individuals, industry, technology, and society. Learners explore strategies for identifying and researching emerging technologies to determine their value-added application to the organization and examine models that help predict technology growth and proliferation.  Prerequisite(s): ITEC5010.

4 quarter credits
ITEC5060 *
Cloud Application Deployment and Operations

This course strengthens a learner’s understanding of cloud computing concepts, including hybrid cloud deployment models, compound design patterns, and architectures that involve both on-premise and cloud environments. Learners place an emphasis on cloud security and the mechanisms and controls to prevent and respond to threats and attacks. Additionally, learners examine the migration of current applications and data storage infrastructure to the cloud, as well as the identification and provisioning of required cloud services to support cloud-based applications. Finally, learners employ a hands-on experience to explore and demonstrate configuration, automation, and monitoring of cloud applications and services, and their on-going operational support. Prerequisite(s): ITEC5050.

4 quarter credits

²See the Capella University Catalog for the full course description for your course.

Make the most of your credits

If you plan to take more than three courses, consider pursuing an IT undergraduate or graduate certificate. Some can be obtained with just four or five courses. Or keep the momentum going by pursuing your IT degree in a bachelor'smaster's, or doctoral program.³

Your graduate or undergraduate certificate can stand alone to demonstrate your specialized knowledge, but because each certificate is comprised of master's or bachelor's-level courses, you can apply the credits you earn to a degree program in the same area.³

³A maximum of three courses taken as a Capella nondegree student can be applied to a subsequent Capella degree program.

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