CITO Program

The objective of CITO Program is to educate professionals in AI-Driven Initiatives and Enterprises in the public as well as private sectors. The focus is on exploring the role of emerging technologies (i.e., AI, Blockchains, Cloud Computing, Semantic Web, Metaverse, and others) in transforming enterprises around the globe. The highly flexible CITO courses are well-suited for mid-life career changers as well as young entrepreneurs who want to play leadership roles in the digital revolution. The UN-based CITO Program can also support capacity building initiatives in developing countries. Figure 1 displays the overall structure of the CITO Programs.

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CITO consists of several Specializations (CITO1, CITO2, CITO3, etc). CITO1 provides the basic concepts and vocabulary needed for most practitioners in the digital age. CITO1 is the core requirement for all other CITO Specializations. It can be waived based on evidence.

The Intermediate Level Courses are clustered into several specializations (CITO2, CITO3, etc.), as displayed in Figure 1. A student can pursue several specializations in any order. Advanced Specializations focus on IT Projects & Directed Studies that integrate the knowledge from lower-level courses to address real life organizational and societal challenges.

Students can build your own (BYO) Specializations by selecting different courses from different topic areas represented by existing fixed specializations. BYO, displayed as CITO99 in Figure 1, allows the students to construct areas of study that fit their own needs and ambitions.

Each CITO Specialization consists of 6 courses, two months per course. For example, CITO1 offers 6 courses (CITO101, CITO102 ,,, CITO106). A full-time working individual can take two courses simultaneously and obtain a CITO Certificate in 6 Months.

Each course consists of 8 online sessions, one session per week. Three hour of study is required for each session. Home-works, projects and hands-on experiments are essential part of each course. At completion of each course, a student is awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.

All classes and synchronous instructions will be online. No on-site courses are envisioned.