Certificate Programs in Computer Science

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… Read more

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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Valley Forge Military College
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English
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University of Michigan-Flint
Flint, USA

The Graduate Certificate in Intelligent Systems certificate program is intended primarily for individuals with B.S. degrees in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, ... +

The Graduate Certificate in Intelligent Systems certificate program is intended primarily for individuals with B.S. degrees in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, and business or technical areas who are interested in learning state of the art technologies in Intelligent Systems. This rapidly growing area of technology will have far-reaching impacts on society ranging from Data Mining and Cloud Computing to self-driving cars. -
Graduate Certificate
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12 months
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Durham College
Oshawa, Canada

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As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to rapidly transform the way organizations and their people work, a shortage of skilled professionals remains the single most significant challenge facing AI adoption by industry. With a focus on enterprise AI, including both off-the-shelf solutions and proprietary AI, this graduate certificate program – the first and only one of its kind in Canada – will prepare you to meet this demand for AI-literate practitioners. -
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Lorain County Community College
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Certificate
Full-time
English
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Campus
 
Tufts University - School of Engineering
Medford, USA

This four-course, graduate-level Computer Science certificate program will update your skills and broaden your knowledge in computer science.

This four-course, graduate-level Computer Science certificate program will update your skills and broaden your knowledge in computer science. -
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Engineering Institute Of Technology
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North Iowa Area Community College
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Barking & Dagenham College
Dagenham, United Kingdom

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Full-time
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University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom

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Kansas State University Global Campus
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Demand continues to rise for professionals with education and skills in the mining, management and interpretation of "Big Data." Kansas State University's 15-credit-hour onlin ... +

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Graduate Certificate
Full-time
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English
Online
 
University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education
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Cambrian College
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Graduate Certificate
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

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Graduate Certificate
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04 May 2020
Campus
 
University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

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Graduate Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
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edX
Cambridge, USA

This hands-on program will prepare and equip you with the in-demand skills required to become a successful AI practitioner and start a career in the growing and lucrative fiel ... +

This hands-on program will prepare and equip you with the in-demand skills required to become a successful AI practitioner and start a career in the growing and lucrative field of deep learning. -
Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
26 weeks
English
Sep 2020
Online