Computer Science Certificate Programs

The Computer Science Department offers 4 certificate programs through the Division of Graduate and Continuing Studies.  These programs allow students or professionals seeking to concentrate on a specific area of study to obtain a certificate in a shorter period of time than would be required to obtain a degree.

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Undergraduate Certificate in Computer Programming Languages 
The Certificate in Computer Programming is designed to provide students with competencies in multiple programming languages. Computer industries develop software and firmware products using various programming languages. Those employees with the knowledge and skills in a variety of programming languages are capable of participating in many projects the company develops. These flexibilities, wider skills, and abilities make such employees valuable assets to the company. This certificate program would also be very useful for those who are looking for a career change to the technology area.

The Certificate in Computer Programming teaches and trains students in the following languages: C++, Java, assembly language, HTML and JavaScript.

Prerequisite Courses (3)

CSCI 120

Introduction to Information Technology

CSCI 152

Computer Science I using JAVA

CSCI 252

Computer Science II using JAVA


Curriculum Requirements (4)

The following four (4) courses are required:

CSCI 108

HTML, JavaScript Programming, and Web Site Development

CSCI 271

Data Structures

CSCI 333

Object-Oriented Programming Using C++

CSCI 352

Computer Architecture and Assembly Language

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Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology (IT) Fluency 

The Certificate in Information Technology exposes students to everyday IT as encountered in the workplace and in the home. Students will gain fluency with the Windows Operating System; the internal environment of Microsoft Office; Internet research; issues of ethics and security; networks; and basic trouble-shooting.

Students will be able to complete the certificate in as little as two semesters.

Required Courses (2)

CSCI 120

Introduction to Information Technology

CSCI 135

Information Technology and Society


Electives (2)

Choose from the following:

BADM 200

Intro to Business Systems

CSCI 108

HTML, JavaScript Programming, and Web Site Development

CSCI 152

Computer Science I using Java

CSCI 258

Introduction to Operating Systems Using UNIX

COMM 200

Introduction to Computer Graphic Design

CSCI 140

Introduction to the Internet, Graphics, and Multimedia

GEOG 216

Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

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Undergraduate Certificate Network and System Administration and Management  
Computer systems and networks are critical to large and small business operations. Networks are used to transport and share critical, time-sensitive and confidential data across an organization. These systems must be secure so that they are not susceptible to hackers and the proliferation of computer viruses that abound. Systems and network administrators with experience in Windows, UNIX™, and databases are always in demand. This certificate program is designed for the person who has an interest in and an aptitude for computer technology. Upon completion of the program, participants will be qualified and trained to assume the role of systems and or network administrator.

Prerequisite Courses (2)

CSCI 120

Introduction to Information Technology

CSCI 152

Computer Science I using Java


Required Courses (5)

CSCI 258

Introduction to Operating Systems Using UNIX

CSCI 320

Windows Server and Client Management

CSCI 340

UNIX System Administration

CSCI 360

Database Management

CSCI 376

Networking Technologies

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Undergraduate Certificate in Software Engineering 
The Certificate in Software Engineering allows students to receive a thorough grounding in the skills required of software engineers. Our core courses are in subjects most demanded by today's employers. Use your certificate to enter the workplace or as a foundation for further study for a bachelor's degree.

Prerequisite Courses (3)

CSCI 120

Introduction to Information Technology

CSCI 152

Computer Science I using Java

CSCI 252

Computer Science II using Java


Required Courses (3)

CSCI 258

Introduction to Operating Systems Using UNIX

CSCI 271

Data Structures

CSCI 362

Software Engineering


Electives (3)

Three (3) Computer Science courses from the following list:

CSCI 320

Windows Server and Client Management

CSCI 333

Object-Oriented Programming Using C++

CSCI 340

UNIX System Administration

CSCI 345

Computer & Network Security

CSCI 347

Analysis of Algorithms

CSCI 352

Computer Architecture and Assembly Language

CSCI 360

Database Management

CSCI 373

Advanced Web Technologies

CSCI 376

Networking Technologies

CSCI 400

Special Topics in Computer Science

CSCI 428

Software Quality Assurance

CSCI 455

Human-Computer Interaction

CSCI 460

Theory of Computing

CSCI 465

Operating Systems Internals

CSCI 477

Computer Networking

For further information about the Computer Science Undergraduate Certificates, please contact the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education or call (508) 626-4550.

Tutors Spring 2014

John Sharko - in CASA
Monday 2 - 9 PM
Tuesday 2 - 9 PM
Thursday 11-4 PM

Mark Morabito - in CASA
Sunday 5-8 pm
Thursday 4:00-9pm

Tom Greenhalgh - in CASA
Monday 10:30-12:30
Wednesday 10:30-12:30
Thursday 2:30-4:30

Brian Henricksen - in HH318
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Thursdays 2:30-4:20
Fridays 11:30-1:30

Supplemental Instruction for CS1
Tom McNulty
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Tues 12:30-1:20 in HH318
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Friday 12:30-1:30 in CASA

Supplemental Instruction for HTML
Besart Bytyqi
Mon/Wed 10:30-12:30 in HH318
Mon 2:30-5:30 in CASA
Tue 3:30-5:30 in CASA

 

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