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Computers/Info Mgmt Certificate - 15 credits

Why Choose a Computers/Information Management Certificate?

This is a high wage career that pays well above the statewide median range. It will also help you learn information that will allow you to stay on top of current with knowledge in the field.

Skills Acquired


Individuals who work in this field will need to be proficient in:

  • Using computers
  • Collecting information from different sources
  • Creating and maintaining interpersonal relationships
  • Thinking creatively
  • Keeping up-to-date with new knowledge
  • Identifying information by categorizing, comparing, or detecting changes in circumstances or events
  • Evaluating information to determine compliance with standards


Normandale's Computers/Information Management Program is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Careers in Computers & Information Management

Projected Job Growth

According to there is a 13.9% growth rate in the computer information management field.

Types of Jobs

Titles for Managers:

  • Data Processing Manager
  • Information Systems Director (IS Director)
  • Information Technology Director (IT Director)
  • Computing Services Director
  • Director of Application Development (IS Manager)
  • Information Systems Supervisor (IS Supervisor)
  • MIS Director (Management Information Systems)
  • Technical Services Manager
  • Information Technology Manager (IT Manager)


Average State Pay

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage is:

  • $56.14 per hour ($123,950) for managers
  • $38.31 per hour ($79,680 annually) for analysts
  • $37.06 per hour ($77,080) for database administrators
  • $34.88 per hour ($72,560) network and computer systems administrators.



More than just worms and viruses, this field requires a lot of discipline to just keep current. At the managerial level, you'll have to be a people person in order to lead a team of technical professionals. You'll also have to be a good gatherer of information in order to troubleshoot problems or recommend improvements. Everyday learning is part of this field, along with constantly changing protocols and procedures.

Certificate in Computer Information Management

The department offers a Computer/Information Management Certificate (15 credits)

The department also focuses on general computer courses providing skill development using popular software packages and information about computers and how they impact communication in our personal and professional lives.


The Computers/Information Management Certificate is for the adult student who want to extend their skills to position themselves for a job upgrade or promotion.

Completion of many of the courses in this program will prepare students with skills necessary to successfully complete industry testing for specialized certificates showing mastery of current business software.

These industry credentials show that the student meets globally recognized performance standards. Students earning these credentials are valuable to organizations that want to reinforce their technology investments with accelerated productivity and improved organizational performance.

Industry certifications are available from companies such as Microsoft and from globally recognized organizations.

Required Courses - 15 credits

Code Title Credits
CIM 1201 Information Technology Concepts and Business Software 1 3
or BUSN 1201 Information Technology Concepts and Business Software 1 3
CIM 1220 Business Problem Solving Analyzing - Excel 3
or BUSN 1220 Business Problem Solving Analyzing - Excel 3
CIM 1230 Business Information Management - Access 3
CIM 1240 Business Word Processing 3
CIM 1250 Introduction to Project Management 3
or BUSN 1250 Intro to Project Management Software 3

Other Certificate Requirements

  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn at least one third of the required certificate credits from Normandale.