Yeshiva University announced four skills-based technology career certificate programs set to launch on May 11, 2015. The programs will provide remote, collaboration-driven courses, focused on software technology and data analytics—crucial areas of growing need in the marketplace. The certificates will be offered through YU Global, Yeshiva University’s online learning initiative, and can be completed over a six-month period.
“YU Global is an important evolutionary step for Yeshiva, offering a new, innovative approach to the delivery of advanced education and training, ” said Dr. Selma Botman, YU vice president for academic affairs and provost. “These programs will help students meet the growing demand for high-tech careers and capitalize on the richness of resources that are available online.”
Students in the programs will work with faculty mentors on real-world team projects to build the practical skills and experience employers are looking for in the following areas: Agile Web Application Development in Ruby on Rails; Big Data/Data Analytics; eCommerce Technologies; Mobile Application Development.
“One of the unique aspects of our certificate programs is the mentoring provided to students, ” said Botman. “Students will receive an unmatched Yeshiva University education, while studying at a pace that enriches their learning experience.”
YU Global’s online catalog will eventually include graduate degrees, professional development programs and lifelong learning programs, as well as additional certificates. These courses will feature faculty members from Yeshiva University and will also draw on new pools of talented teachers and experts in various industries.
“In this online venture, Yeshiva is combining its deep educational expertise with transformative new teaching and learning technologies so that students and lifelong learners all over the world can now access YU courses and programs, ” said Akiva Covitz, YU Global’s executive director for strategy.
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University brings together the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life and the heritage of Western civilization. More than 6, 400 undergraduate and graduate students study at YU’s four New York City campuses: the Wilf Campus, Israel Henry Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, and Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus. YU has three undergraduate schools – Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women, and Sy Syms School of Business. Its graduate and affiliate schools include Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary.