ZHTECH Academy and Certificate Programs

Employers in the IT industry are increasingly looking for people who not only have a degree but certain certifications in the technologies that are really driving the industry forward. Study shows that employees and students with certification have much higher chances to get (or hold) the job with high paid.

People with the certificates

  1. are more confident and knowledgeable
  2. reach job proficiency more quickly
  3. are more reliable
  4. and perform at a higher level

ZHTECH Corporation and its academy have developed a line of special educational programs in Information Technology for adult students. Our mission is to satisfy the needs of employers for talented, top-notch IT developers and professionals. Our vision is to create high-quality learning opportunities that are accessible, affordable, innovative, and meet the diverse needs of individuals pursuing integrity in their lives, professions, and communities.

Most teachers hold PhD degrees in their respective disciplines. The Academy is created and managed by a group of educators and IT professionals with many years of teaching and working experiences in their fields. They have demonstrated abilities to synthesize and present materials in a variety of formats with the aim of engaging students of all levels. The top priority of our teachers is to help students achieve their higher education goals, which is why we are constantly analyzing our student and faculty performance and trends to help us identify opportunities for institutional improvements.

Our Certificates cover

  • Cloud Computing
  • Big Data
  • Mobile Technology
  • Business Intelligence
  • Web Design and Development
More info can be found at http://zhtech.org

Cloud Computing Certificate

Cloud Computing imageCloud Computing is considered the fourth IT revolution after mainframe computer, personal computer, and the Internet. It has a huge impact on people's work, study and lives. 

Over the past several years, no other area of IT has generated as much hype, interest and investment as cloud computing. 

There are 3.9 million jobs in the U.S. affiliated with cloud computing today.  The median salary for IT professionals with cloud computing experience is $90,950.  Globally there are 18,239,258 cloud computing jobs, with the majority being in China (40.8%).  (Forbes, http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2014/12/12/where-cloud-computing-jobs-will-be-in-2015/)

The certificate consists of four courses:

  • CS550    Cloud Computing Fundamentals 
  • CS507    Web Technology  
  • CS551    Cloud Security and Assurance
  • CS552    Cloud Architecture

Cloud Computing certificate program lasts 4 months through intensive teaching, training and lab exercise.

You certificate can work as part of credit units for the master of science degree in Cloud Computing. By taking 6 more courses and a Capstone project, you can earn your master degree.


Big Data Certificate

Data and big data analytics are becoming the life's blood of business. Data scientists and data analysts as well as engineers and developers with the skills to work with big data technologies are sought after and well-compensated. For example, there was a 123.60% jump in demand for Information Technology Project Managers with big data expertise, and an 89.8% increase for Computer Systems Analysts who know big data. According to Forbes, The median salary for professionals with big data expertise is $103,000 a year.

If you're looking for a way to get an edge -- whether job hunting, job promotion or just want tangible, third-party proof of your skills-big data certification is a great option. Certifications measure your knowledge and skills against industry-and vendor-specific benchmarks to prove to employers that you have the right skillset.

STEM University's Certified Big Data Analyst credential is the industry's most meaningful and credible certification program. Your achievement of the STEM University credential tells the world-including current and prospective employers-that you are serious about big data. Let your resume show that your in-depth knowledge has been certified by our professors, the industry's premier provider of Data Sciences, data warehousing (DW), and analytics education. You'll gain competitive advantage and open up opportunities down the road.

The certificate consists of four courses:

  • CS560    Big Data Fundamental
  • CS502    Advanced Database Systems
  • CS561    Big Data Engineering
  • CS562    Big Data Analytics

You certificate can work as part of credit units for the master of science degree in Data Science. By taking 6 more courses and a Capstone project, you can earn your master degree.

Big Data certificate program lasts 4 months through intensive teaching, training and lab exercise. The fee for the whole certificate program can be found below.


The cost of the programs includes tuition and other expenses such as textbooks, manuals, media, and other associated costs.  A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be charged for applying our programs or certificates. The table below outlines tuition costs for our degree and certificate programs for classes beginning in September 2015.  These prices are subject to change. Please contact our Admissions Office for more information.

Certificate Program

Per Credit Hour ($)

Required Credit Hours

Tuition ($)

Big Data

550

12

6,600

Cloud Computing

550

12

6,600

Note: Those who enrolled without database or computer science background will take three more courses as prerequisites. Credit hour costs are provided for comparison only. Tuition is charged by the whole program, not by courses. Students need to finish all required courses to obtain the degree or certificate.

 

Payment

Every student must make tuition payment arrangements to complete the registration process before their scheduled orientation date. Tuition should be paid by either bank check or bank wired. Students who have not paid tuition, fees, or any outstanding balance by the payment deadlines will be cancelled from their future term, and all registered classes for the future term will be dropped for non-payment. Payment deadlines are the first week of every term. Student should pay all current term tuition and fees, the late registration fee, and any outstanding balance due. The late registration fee is $50.00.

To begin with, the applicant is required to submit an online application form. You can book the class online using credit card and make a partial payment of $60 to reserve your seat for the class. You can then pay the rest amount no later than one week before the class begins.

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