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Most certificate programs are designed to assist individuals in furthering their professional career, whether it advances them in their current job, or helps them gain new employment. These programs may also be considered a stepping stone into higher education for a bachelor's or master's degree. The length of study varies depending on the field and institution, but most complete their certificate requirements in one year or less.

What is a Certificate in Computer Science? This program focuses on developing the technical skills and knowledge required to work in the computer software and information technology industry. Individuals can learn about software installation, computer programming, databases, network security and installation, and general computer support. Many courses might place emphasis on web and software development, and how systems are designed and configured.

Upon completion of this certificate, graduates can use it to improve their chances for career advancement or employment in an information technology related field or fields where skills in computer science are utilized. Students can also use this program toward earning a bachelor's degree or to prepare for graduate studies. They can also benefit from learning general computer science skills, including database connectivity and development of mobile applications and website development.

Tuition fees for the certificate will vary depending on the institution, field of study and country the school is located in. Students who are interested should contact the office of admissions directly to find out if the program matches your specific needs and budget.

With the evolution of the internet and technology, the demand for those educated in information technology and computer science is higher than ever before. Graduates of the program can find successful careers as a mobility architect, app developer, web programmer, information technologist, mobile designer and usability expert.

Many institutions offer courses part-time, full-time and online with distance learning modules for more schedule flexibility. To find out more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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HNC in Computer Game Animation

London College of Contemporary Arts
Campus Full time 1 year June 2017 United Kingdom London

The HNC in Computer Game Animation at LCCA is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. It also provides career development opportunities within the film industry. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Computer Science 2017. HNC in Computer Game Animation The HNC in Computer Game Animation at LCCA is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. It also provides career development opportunities within the film industry. On successful completion of the course, you can progress into or within employment and/or continue your study in the same vocational area. Course Requirements Minimum age: 18 years old Minimum qualifications: UK applicants: four GCSEs (C or above) and two A levels (D or above) any NARIC recognised equivalence Language proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (min. 5.0 in each component); PTE 51 (min. 51 in each component) Mature students: (over 21) are accepted subject to satisfactory literacy and numeracy tests, work experience (if applicable) and a strong personal statement [-]

Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology

Kangan Institute
Campus Full time 1 year January 2018 Australia Melbourne Broadmeadows Essendon Moonee Ponds Richmond + 4 more

This qualification provides students with the skills and knowledge to install and administer simple networks, servers, and client desktop deployments either as an independent information and communications technology (ICT) specialist or as part of a team. [+]

This qualification provides students with the skills and knowledge to install and administer simple networks, servers, and client desktop deployments either as an independent information and communications technology (ICT) specialist or as part of a team. The certificate IV consists of 20 units. This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to install and administer simple networks, servers, and client desktop deployments either as an independent information and communications technology (ICT) specialist or as part of a team. In a typical week students will attend classes approximately four days per week with approximately 60 percent practical and 40 percent theory classes. Classes will be scheduled between 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. The teaching methods used in the certificate IV include classroom-based teaching and supervised practical components in the computer laboratory. The assessment methods include workshops, class presentations and individual and group projects. Major study areas Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Determine and confirm client business Connect, maintain and configure hardware components Install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network Build a small wireless local area network Apply introductory programming skills in another language Configure a troubleshoot operating system software Provide first-level remote help-desk support Produce basic client side script for dynamic web pages Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers Pre-requisites Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher English language: Academic IELTS 5.5 no band less than 5.0 overall or recognised equivalency Dates February and July intakes Career pathways Network support administrator Network operations... [-]

Certificate in 2D Animation and Games

Butte College
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Chico

Multimedia Studies is a comprehensive program that recognizes the need to prepare the student for the world of work in today's high performance organization. This program delivers a dynamic, multidisciplinary, interactive, project-based curriculum designed to foster creativity, teamwork, and professionalism. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Computer Science 2017. Certificate in Multimedia Studies - 2D Animation and Games Multimedia Studies Program: Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880; Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404; Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Multimedia Studies is a comprehensive program that recognizes the need to prepare the student for the world of work in today's high performance organization. This program delivers a dynamic, multidisciplinary, interactive, project-based curriculum designed to foster creativity, teamwork, and professionalism. While providing laboratory experiences for the development of skills in multimedia and related technical areas, the student will also develop competencies in workforce preparation, such as in portfolio development, communications, and high performance organization workplace skills. The Multimedia Studies Program New Media Lab is a state-of-the-art Macintosh-based multimedia lab equipped with industry standard computer and state-of-the-art multimedia applications. All students will build a strong foundation of skills and knowledge in image design and sequencing, idea presentation, portfolio development, and an overview of the opportunities in Multimedia. Career Opportunities All areas of the multimedia industry are experiencing unprecedented growth in order to meet the industry's needs. At present, there is more demand for skilled, qualified, and knowledgeable workers than is available in the current labor pool. Certificate in 2D Animation and Games (9 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Edit and create graphics for animation and gaming applications. Create 2D animations using industry standard software. Discuss the principles of animation and game design.... [-]

Certificate in Network Administration Specialist

Centre for Arts and Technology
Campus Full time 12 months January 2018 Canada Kelowna

If you are constantly spending time at the computer and are thrilled by the opportunity to problem solve and are looking to jump into one of the fastest growing industries out there, then Centre for Arts and Technology’s Network Administrator Specialist program is for you! LIMITED NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHPS AVAILABLE FOR UPTO $3000 ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. APPLY TODAY. [+]

LIMITED NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHPS AVAILABLE FOR UPTO $3000 ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. APPLY TODAY.

EARN YOUR NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN ONLY 12 MONTHS!

If you are constantly spending time at the computer and are thrilled by the opportunity to problem solve and are looking to jump into one of the fastest growing industries out there, then Centre for Arts and Technology’s Network Administrator Specialist program is for you!

The program is developed by working professionals and begins by educating you on the foundation of computer networking and administration skills then further expands upon these skills in order to assist you in successfully launching your career in the IT industry.... [-]


Certificat - Web Développement

ITECOM Art Design Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

Dans le cadre de projets Internet, le développeur web est en charge d’un vaste travail qui s’étend de l’analyse des besoins du client à la réalisation de l’architecture finale, en passant par les choix techniques stratégiques. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Computer Science 2017. Dans le cadre de projets Internet, le développeur web est en charge d’un vaste travail qui s’étend de l’analyse des besoins du client à la réalisation de l’architecture finale, en passant par les choix techniques stratégiques. Il travaille le plus souvent en équipe sous la direction d’un chef de projet et à partir d’un cahier des charges. Alors que les terminaux mobiles vont bientôt devenir les principaux terminaux d’accès à l’Internet, le web développeur doit intégrer une nouvelle approche du partage des données et des contraintes qui en résultent. Ses compétences s’articulent autour de trois pôles : le développement d’applicatifs web à proprement parler (le middleware en architecture trois-tiers), la modélisation du réel et la création de bases de données, l’intégration multimedia (à partir d’une interface réalisée le plus souvent par un web designer). Mais à l’heure du Web 2.0, le web développeur se trouve de plus en plus amené à étendre sa sphère d’intervention jusque dans l’interaction avec l’utilisateur à travers le package technologique Ajax. DÉBOUCHÉS Développeur Web Intégrateur rich média Concepteur et réalisateur web ou multimédia Assistant chef de projet internet Consultant internet, intranet, extranet SECTEURS D'ACTIVITÉ Agence ou studio de création de supports multimédias, Web Agency, Société de services en ingénierie informatique (SSII), Industrie de numérique et de production interactifs en ligne, Presse, Audiovisuel, Commerce électronique et marketing… PROGRAMME FORMATION Les fondamentaux Intégration Plateforme de développement Bases de données modélisation Templating Gestion de projet LANGAGES Html5 CSS3 jQuery Javascript PHP... [-]

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Computational Fluid Dynamics

esocaet Studies by CADFEM
Online & Campus Combined Part time 6 months October 2017 Germany Grafing Dortmund Witten Ingolstadt Landshut + 4 more

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the key to successful product innovation. The further enhancement program provides comprehensive expertise for the successful application. [+]

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is the key to successful product innovation in numerous industry branches: increasing the efficiency of pumps and turbines, the cooling of electrical machines or microchips, the reduction of fuel consumption of vehicles. Performing a CFD simulation is no longer a challenge; however, to draw the right conclusions from the results more than ever. This is what the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Computational Fluid Dynamics provides: comprehensive expertise for the successful application - scientifically sound and practically oriented. Program Overview Since 2016, the CAS in Computational Fluid Dynamics has been offered at the HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil in Switzerland. Where appropriate, courses can also be combined with modules from the master’s course offerings on the TH Ingolstadt and HAW Landshut to complete a master's degree. Recent offerings Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Module Studies Program begins in the fall Comprehensive combination of modules as needed Experienced professors from universities and from industry The language of instruction is English if international students participate. Lifelong learning: Even after degree completion, you can take module coursework. Participant Group The ideal candidates are college graduates, who have already collected professional experience in engineering or science, and who are interested in a professional or managerial career in the field of product development with a focus on fluid simulation. Since the study is supervised individually, it also takes into account the interests of newcomers as well as experienced professionals who wish to transfer from related fields of expertise. Thus, the offer... [-]

Software Applications Specialist Certificate

North Iowa Area Community College
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Mason City

The Software Applications Specialist Certificate is designed to expose students to Microsoft software. These courses are business electives and may apply to diplomas or degrees. Many of these courses are offered on an arranged basis or online... [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Computer Science 2017. Software Applications Specialist Certificate The Software Applications Specialist Certificate is designed to expose students to Microsoft software. These courses are business electives and may apply to diplomas or degrees. Many of these courses are offered on an arranged basis or online. Career Opportunities Successful graduates can find job opportunities in the following areas: Software Specialist Help Desk Support [-]

Certificate in Microsoft Office Suite Specialist

CDI College
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Edmonton Vancouver Calgary Manitoba Quebec Longueuil Victoria Richmond Abbotsford Montreal Toronto Scarborough Mississauga Hamilton Ajax Surrey Winnipeg Burnaby Ontario Laval USA New York + 20 more

Virtually every office job requires use of the Microsoft Office Suite. It’s the go-to software for business big and small [+]

Virtually every office job requires use of the Microsoft Office Suite. It’s the go-to software for business big and small and without proper training, the learning curve can eat up precious working hours. The Microsoft Office Suite Specialist program provides students in-depth training in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Earn you certificate today at CDI College. [-]

Media Camp Games Workshop

Media Design School
Campus Full time August 2017 Germany Munich Düsseldorf Berlin + 1 more

The objective is the joint development of a multi-user 3D games. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Computer Science 2017. seminar target The objective is the joint development of Multi-user 3D games. Facts Duration: full-time, 9:00 to 14:30 Type: Workshop Degree: Certificate MD.H Release dates: 07.11.2016 - 07.22.2016 (Dusseldorf) | 08.29.2016 - 09.09.2016 (Munich) | 08/01/2016 - 08/05/2016 (Berlin) Locations: Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin Admission Requirements Addressed are young people with Interest in the design and development of computer games. Good is this camp for high school students / inside of classes 11 - 13, junior high school student / inside the class 10 and those who have already been started to study and want to reorient. introduction The Media Camp Games offers an insight into the complex working cycles in the development of computer games. seminar contents In a relaxed atmosphere you learn about typical Tools know how they come into professional productions used. Especially for later bachelor or master study Game Design offers Taster optimal decision Support, Making in the seminar rooms of Media Design School Acquaintance with a professional 3D game engine for programming interactive 3D visual worlds 3D Studio Max for design, modeling and animation Photoshop for designing surfaces History of computer games Introduction to the design, storyboarding and planning of a computer game Introduction to 3D computer graphics, design and modeling in 3D Introduction to 3D animation techniques Creating textures for 2D objects using the 2D computer graphics First steps in programming [-]

Certificate of Competence in Web Support

Windward Community College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Honolulu

The Information Computer Science Certificate of Competence in Web Support is a competency based program designed for the novice or professional information worker who has little to no experience in Web support. This certificate is appropriate for upgrading the Web skills of industry members or for administrative support occupations. [+]

The Information Computer Science Certificate of Competence in Web Support is a competency based program designed for the novice or professional information worker who has little to no experience in Web support. This certificate is appropriate for upgrading the Web skills of industry members or for administrative support occupations. Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: Design a professional website with Web tools. Upload the website with interactive Web components. Modify and update the website and add new components as needed. Develop and produce a published product. You are eligible to apply if you: Are 18 years of age or older, or Have earned a U.S. high school diploma, GED or equivalency International Student requirements and information Submit an application if you are: Not currently enrolled at any of the UH system campuses A first-time college student A returning student (a person who previously attended but is not currently enrolled at any other UH campus) A transfer student (a person who is currently or was previously enrolled at a non-UH institution) Transfer Credit Search - UH System Course Transfer Database An Early Admit or Running Start student (a junior or senior high school student admitted under the Early Admission or Running Start program) [-]

Computer Technical Support Certificate/Degree Programs

Diablo Valley College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Pleasant Hill San Ramon

Computer technical support is the field of study involving computers in the areas of upgrade, repair, service and networking. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Computer Science 2017. What is the computer technical support program? Please Visit the: International Education Center At Diablo Valley College Computer technical support is the field of study involving computers in the areas of upgrade, repair, service and networking. The Diablo Valley College computer technical support certificate/degree program prepares students for entry-level employment in this industry. As a computer technical support student, you will gain an in-depth understanding of PC hardware, networking fundamentals, Windows operating system technologies and computer servicing. In addition, you will take a course that will help you prepare for the A+ Computer Technician exam, which is intended for individuals with six months or more of computer technical support work experience. Students who have earned a certificate or degree in computer technical support are prepared for entry-level positions at a computer help desk, as a computer technician or as a network technician. Why study computer technical support? Students of computer technical support receive a broad exposure to many technical aspects of the computer industry including operating system installation and configuration, software configurations, network installation configurations and computer repair. Each course in the certificate program explores one of the various areas of technology including networking, computer hardware, software and network cabling. What can I do with a computer technical support certificate/degree? After a student has earned a certificate/degree in computer technical support, he or she should be well prepared to go directly into entry-level employment in the computer technical support field. In the San... [-]

MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT – CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY

Salt Lake Community College
Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 USA Salt Lake City

Developing software for mobile devices such as the iPhone, Droid, and iPad requires a unique set of skills. This Certificate of Proficiency includes courses to teach students these skills. The student entering this program must have programming experience in an object oriented language such as Java, C++, C#, or Objective C. [+]

Developing software for mobile devices such as the iPhone, Droid, and iPad requires a unique set of skills. This Certificate of Proficiency includes courses to teach students these skills. The student entering this program must have programming experience in an object oriented language such as Java, C++, C#, or Objective C. This experience should be equivalent to CSIS 1410. Career Opportunities There is a great demand for mobile application developers in business and industry. In general, these skills must be accompanied by additional skills and competencies. Career titles include: App Developer, Computer Software Engineer – Applications. NOTE: This Certificate of Proficiency is eligible for financial aid if it is a part of a financial aid eligible program such as an AS or AAS degree. Courses within the certificate may also be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if the Certificate of Proficiency and classes are eligible. [-]

Certificate in Computing Science

Douglas College
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2017 Canada New Westminster Vancouver + 1 more

Graduation Requirements Successful completion of 30 credits 50% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Computer Science 2017. Curriculum Framework Graduation Requirements Successful completion of 30 credits 50% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College * A university transferable course is a course that transfer to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC - according to the BC Transfer Guide. Course Requirements: ENGL 1130 Academic Writing MATH 1120 Calculus I MATH 1220 Calculus II MATH 1130 Discrete Mathematics CMPT 1105 Intro to Computing Science & Programming CMPT 1110 C++ Programming CMPT 2200 Designing with Raspberry Pi Elective (3) University transferable elective* Total Credits 30.00 Admission Requirements Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below: General College Admission Requirements BC Precalculus 12 with a minimum grade of B [-]

Certificate Telecommunications Networking Technician

Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Campus Full time 45 weeks September 2017 Canada Regina Moose Jaw Saskatoon Prince Albert + 3 more

The Telecommunications Networking Technician program is an intensive 45-week certificate program offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus. It provides practical and analytical training in telecommunications and basic computer networking. The program emphasizes practical, hands-on training with the same equipment you are likely to use in your career. [+]

The Telecommunications Networking Technician program is an intensive 45-week certificate program offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus. It provides practical and analytical training in telecommunications and basic computer networking. The program emphasizes practical, hands-on training with the same equipment you are likely to use in your career. Over three semesters, you will learn how to safely install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair a wide range of telecommunications equipment and computer-network cabling. You will learn about various types of transport mediums and protocols that are relevant to current state-of-the-art technologies such as fibre optics and wireless communications. Nationally Accredited Program The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists’ (CCTT) Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the technician level. Students will also obtain international recognition upon completion of the CFOT and CPCT certifications from the Fiber Optic Association Inc. Your Career As the telecommunications industry continues to grow and evolve, the demand for technicians remains strong. Graduates of the program may find employment in: telecommunications systems design, construction and installation; computer networking systems installation; satellite communications equipment installation and repair; and fibre optics splicing and installation and more. Potential Careers Fibre Optics Installation and Repair $43,700 - $74,900 Telecommunications Trunking and Switching Technician $43,700 - $74,900 Regional Cable TV Technician $27,800 - $69,600 Admission Requirements Grade 12 with a minimum of 60% in Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 30 or Foundations of Math 20 or Pre-Calculus 20 English Language Requirement Special Admission Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for... [-]

Certificate IV in Information Technology

North Coast TAFE
Campus Full time 1 year Australia New South Wales

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a wide range of general information and communications technology (ICT) technologies and to support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that require broader rather than more specialised ICT support. Persons working at this level apply a wide range of knowledge and skills in basic networking, ICT support, database development, programming and web development support; working safely and ethically in a sustainable work environment. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Computer Science 2017. This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a wide range of general information and communications technology (ICT) technologies and to support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that require broader rather than more specialised ICT support. Persons working at this level apply a wide range of knowledge and skills in basic networking, ICT support, database development, programming and web development support; working safely and ethically in a sustainable work environment. Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course. Core units: You will complete core units of study in the following areas: Participate effectively in WHS communication and consultation processes Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Work and communicate effectively in an ICT environment Determine and confirm client business requirements Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment Elective units: Contact us for more information on the elective units offered within this course. Assessments: There are assessments for every unit. Get credit for previous study and life experience: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) helps you get your qualification faster. We will review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have completed that might contribute to RPL for this course. TAFE 2 uni pathways: A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree. Some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit. Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast... [-]