Foundation year programs are designed to introduce students to academic studies at the college level. If you aren’t sure that college is for you or have just attained a GED or High School diploma, consider pursing a foundation year diploma.
Because they are not offered at all schools, students often wonder, what is a foundation year in computing? The core of the curriculum focuses on computer science by way of basic courses in programming and program design, programming languages, information technology, communications and networking. Though these programs center on basic computer skills and knowledge, they also provide an introduction to college level writing, communication, science and mathematics.
By completing a foundation year in computing, not only are students are better prepared to successfully pursue further university study, they also gain the knowledge needed to obtain a variety of certifications as well as the skills needed to proceed directly to entry-level employment in the computing industry.
Earning a foundation year diploma can take anywhere from six months to one year, and many international options are available. Tuition costs vary depending on the university, the program length, and residency, so it is recommended that you contact your preferred schools for the most current information on pricing.
Completing a foundation year can lead to enrollment in major universities to pursue degrees in computer science, computing and business management; computing and artificial intelligence; and games and multimedia environment. A foundation year diploma with professional certifications can also lead to a variety of entry level computer related jobs. Employment can be found in business, information technology, healthcare and a number of other fields.
Most foundation year diplomas require full-time, on campus attendance. To discover if online or part-time components may be available, 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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