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Gain skills and digital credentials quickly with a graduate micro-credential.

Distributed Ledger Technologies

Earn your Graduate Micro-Credential in Distributed Ledger Technologies

Distributed ledger technology (DLT) is a way of storing and updating data across a networked database, and is becoming necessary in modern businesses and enterprises that need to ensure accuracy in financial reporting, manage supply chains, prevent fraud, and identify inefficiencies. Students in the Graduate Micro-Credential in Distributed Ledger Technologies will gain knowledge in the infrastructure and protocols and hands-on experience in areas such as programming, cryptography, blockchain technology and smart contracts.

Our graduate-level micro-credentials are practical and industry-relevant, and offer a way to gain expertise quickly in an ever-changing landscape and realize a competitive edge.

In just two classes, you will earn a micro-credential and digital badge to bolster your resume and online profile. Badges are a convenient way to digitally showcase and share expertise and help differentiate yourself in the market. 

Students have the option to use coursework from the graduate micro-credential to continue in a graduate certificate or master’s degree program offered by Graduate Programs in Software.

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How to earn a graduate micro-credential

Graduate Micro-Credential in Distributed Ledger Technologies Requirements

To complete the Graduate Micro-Credential in Distributed Ledger Technologies, you must complete the following two courses (6 graduate semester credits) with at a GPA of 2.7 or better:  
Two Required Courses:  

  • SEIS 710 Blockchain  
  • SEIS 711 Smart Contracts 

View the Graduate Programs in Software course catalog.

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Classes are offered in-person and online weeknights from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

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Attend an online information session to learn program details. Our programs serve working professionals with busy lives. Set your own pace and start fall, spring or summer. Classes are offered in-person and online weeknights from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. We look forward to meeting you.

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All full-time tenured faculty hold Ph.D. degrees and offer extensive industry experience. Adjunct faculty are selected based on professional experience and educational credentials.

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David Duccini

David Duccini is an entrepreneur and CEO of Silicon Prairie Capital Partners. His background and expertise in cryptographic technology and enterprise system security has assisted businesses with strategic decision making since 2010. David developed and taught the Blockchain graduate course at St. Thomas and will teach the Smart Contract graduate course beginning fall 2023.

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Jade Barker

Jade Barker is an expert in Blockchain and the Co-Founder of Silicon Prairie Capital Partners, where she and CEO David Duccini run a software company that creates and services regulated financial institutions. Jade is a co-founder of Silicon Prairie Holdings Inc and is currently the President of Silicon Prairie Registrar and Transfer. She is an adjunct instructor at the University of St. Thomas where she teaches the graduate course Blockchain.