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Online Associate Certificate in
Fundamentals of Managing Digital Technology

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Associate Certificate in
Fundamentals of Managing Digital Technology?


The Associate Certificate in Fundamentals of Managing Digital Technology introduces students to the professional world of technology, it’s terms, concepts, techniques, and protocols. It further provides for foundational awareness of cybersecurity, and a general practical philosophy of the social use of technology. Students are also offered foundational paths to either web design or networking architecture. Students engage their understanding and development of technological concepts and principles in the context of a broader partnership with God’s mission in the world.

Program Features

  • Integrated practicums allow you to gain valuable real-world experience
  • Learn from academic practitioners from around the world
  • Credits earned in this certificate program can apply to a Missional University Associate degree program

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to managing technology in the mission of God.

A survey of Missio Dei, the Mission of God, explores Salvation History through the redemptive vision of God. The student will learn how God is reconciling all of creation unto himself in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Students will also observe God at work through His people in mission.

This course explores the spiritual dimension of missional engagement in the post-Christendom world. Students will discover practical and creative ways of deepening their personal spirituality allowing more engagement with not-yet Christians and the development of authentic missional community. Resources will include readings, video interviews with practitioners, creative spiritual practices, real-life experimentation and weekly Q & A reports.

This course introduces students to the foundations and principles of information technology and the impact they have in today’s society. The course topics include: digital literacy, information technology theories and concepts, information technology skills in professional fields, computing devices, research in technology, multimedia, and networking.

This course introduces students to the many facets of cybersecurity and information assurance. Students will learn the fundamentals of malware, cryptography, intrusion detection, risk management and network security. Ethical issues related to cybersecurity will be covered in depth.

This course introduces an overview of concepts and theories for managing technology in everyday life. Topics covered in this course will be: uses and effects of technology in society, technology in education, technology in business, and technology in health.

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This course is an introduction to networking fundamentals including the design, configuration, troubleshooting and management of wired and wireless networks. Students will learn networking concepts including the basics types of networks, topologies, the OSI model, Ethernet, wireless, IP addressing, DNS and other common protocols. This course prepares students for the CompTIA N+ vendor neutral industry certification.

This course is intended as a practical study of the web design and development. Students will learn the history of the internet, the world-wide web and web technologies. Topics include html, cascading style sheets, content management systems, responsive web design, accessibility and other emerging web technologies. By completion, students will have developed a working website as a service learning project.

When Can I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates each year to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.






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How Much Will it Cost?

We offer tuition based upon country of residence.  According to the Human Development Index, all countries around the world fall into one of four categories:
  • (Tier 1) - Very High Human Development
  • (Tier 2) High Human Development
  • (Tier 3) Medium Human Development
  • (Tier 4) Low Human Development
Our tiered global tuition makes higher education affordable for everyone world wide.


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Tiered tuition based on country of origin and scholarships available.  Find your country of residence here for more information.
Tuition may be further reduced by participating in the Sponsorship Program.