Foundations of Computer Science (Certificate)

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Gain fundamental skills in computer science to grab a foothold into the tech industry. Build a foundation in object-oriented programming in Java, understand database structures, as well as learn the design, behavior, and analysis of computer algorithms with a Certificate in Foundations in Computer Science.

This four-course, online program may be completed through part-time or full-time study.

Program Overview

This online, four-course certificate program is designed for students with some college or university experience to gain programming skills needed to start a tech career.

Career Opportunities

  • Computer Programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Web Developer
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Students must have completed at least 45 credit hours from a college or university. Specific previous coursework is not necessary, but students without previous programming experience may require additional prerequisite coursework to complete the program.