Usability

Degree:
  • Certificate
Location: Anywhere
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Why Usability?

The Graduate Certificate in Usability offers a flexible, practical pathway to gain experience in the rapidly-growing field of usability and user experience.

A wide variety of industries—from computer software and hardware to biomedical and government agencies—recognize the importance of usability. As a result, there has been an increase in the demand for people with this knowledge. The Graduate Certificate in Usability provides you with the opportunity to learn about the top, in-demand skills in this field, including usability testing, prototyping, and information architecture. You can also choose from focused electives that emphasize practical assignments to help get you up to speed with this rapidly growing field.


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Unique Features

  • Offered 100% online
  • Students can start any quarter, and can complete the program in as little as two quarters
  • Flexible learning pathway; choose the electives that suit your learning objectives
  • Emphasis on gaining practical experience with the latest usability tools and techniques

What you'll study

General Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Usability General Requirements

Complete one of the following:

TCC 6120 - Usability and User Experience
4.00
DGM 6168 - Usability and Human Interaction
4.00

Then complete:

TCC 6110 - Information Architecture
4.00

Note: Students should complete either TCC 6120 Usability and User Experience or DGM 6168 Usability and Human Interaction.

Electives

Complete 16 quarter hours.

DGM 6268 - Usable Design for Mobile Digital Media
4.00
DGM 6525 - Research Methods for Global User Experiences
4.00
TCC 6420 - Information Design for the Web
4.00
TCC 6470 - Web Accessibility for Technical Communicators
4.00
TCC 6490 - Usability Testing for Technical Communicators
4.00
TCC 6610 - Prototyping
2.00
TCC 6620 - Collecting User Data
2.00
TCC 6710 - Content Strategy
4.00

This program requires successful completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours that meet the degree requirements.

Did You Know?

A graduate certificate can boost your earnings by an average of 25% (Washington Post, 2012).

Did You Know?

Certificates are the fastest-growing form of post-secondary credentials in the United States (Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012).

Average Time to Completion

10-12 months

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer
Winter

Meets F-1 Visa Requirements

No


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