Graduate Certificate in Human Computer Interaction

Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Human Computer Interaction provides both knowledge and skills in the human-centered design of interfaces for software applications.  Students are provided with a basic understanding of human-centered design methods, as well as practical experience with techniques for designing, prototyping, implementing, and evaluating user interfaces.  

The program is 100% online and designed to be flexible for working professionals hoping to continue their education. 

The Certificate in Human Computer Interaction can be completed in as little as 1 semester if enrolled full-time, and 2-3 semesters if enrolled part-time.

The graduate certificate may act as a standalone graduate option for post-baccalaureate and post-master’s students, or may be pursued concurrently with a related graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte. The 12 credit hours in the certificate program may be applied to the graduate programs in the Department of Software and Information Systems with approval of the department Graduate Program Director.

Graduates of the program will learn critical skills for positions in the field of human, computer interaction such as:

  • Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
  • Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers 
  • Industrial Engineers 
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Marketing Managers 
  • Graphic Designers 
  • Computer Programmers 
  • Management Analysts
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators 
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Mechanical Engineers 
  • Electrical Engineers 
  • Information Security Analysts 
  • Database Administrators and Architects
  • Art Directors 
  • Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians

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