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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Information Technology Career Framework MicroBachelor Program in collaboration with WGUx. It is forecasted that the need for IT professionals will continue to rapidly grow as technology continues to evolve at such incredible rates.
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IT jobs are in high demand particularly within non-tech sectors such as professional services, manufacturing, and financial services industries among others, and IT roles in these sectors are more accessible making them high potential career path entry-points.

Advance your information technology (IT) skill set by completing Western Governors University’s IT Career Framework MicroBachelor Program. Designed for IT practitioners, educators, and business professionals, this program introduces IT infrastructure concepts and services to support the operation and management of an enterprise environment.

Throughout the MicroBachelors program certificate, you will engage in real-world career development opportunities to enhance your understanding of IT as a discipline. You will learn about the many roles and functions of the IT department, fundamentals of networking and security concepts, and programming elements such as variables, data types, flow control, and design concepts.

Earning this MicroBachelors program certificate in Information Technology Career Framework from edX in collaboration with WGUx will equip you with knowledge of highly relevant tools and techniques to prepare you for a variety of career options and opportunities in the field of IT. Then, build on this program certificate and continue your professional development by applying to one of Western Governors University’s many undergraduate degree programs in IT.

What you will learn

  • Learn to identify the basic concepts essential to network security
  • Learn to examine basic computer programming elements such as describing steps of the software design process
  • Learn to identify how technology contributes to the success of today’s businesses
  • Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to understand how information technology systems convert data into organizational knowledge to aid in decision-making


  • The program will help you build a stronger understanding of the core IT disciplines of technology hardware and software, networking, and programming.
  • This knowledge will provide a foundation for launching your IT career or if you are already working in the field of IT the courses will strengthen your foundation and provide a broad understanding of core IT disciplines.
  • To further strengthen you career prospects consider utilizing this program as a launching pad to pursue a degree at WGU.
  • This program will strengthen your application for IT Support/Helpdesk roles, as well as front-line network support, web scripting and business analysis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
    • Duration description

      With MicroBachelors programs, start with the content that matters most to you, online at your own pace. Earn a certificate with each one to show off your new achievement, knowing that you've developed skills that companies actually hire for.

  • Credits
    10 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Technology Foundations
  • Network and Security Foundations
  • Scripting and Programming Foundations

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Regardless of past experience, if any, edX’s MicroBachelors programs can lead the path to a Bachelor’s degree that makes you job-ready today. MicroBachelors programs are built for adult learners looking to progress their career.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1347 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1347 USD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    1347 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1347 USD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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Because MicroBachelors programs are credit-bearing, they are eligible for many employer educational benefit programs; ask your manager if your company offers or matches an investment in education. edX also offers financial assistance to learners who demonstrate that paying the verified certificate fee would cause economic hardship. You can also try a course before buying a MicroBachelors program through the Audit Track.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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