Foundations of Computing
Undergraduate Certificate


All Quarters


Course Format

Online, Mixed Mode, On-Site (Seattle) 

Total Credits


Transition to a Career in Tech

Nationwide talent shortage in computing enables career transition for people ready to obtain technology skills to land jobs in Organizations seeking skilled professionals. This certificate is the first step to begin the transition into an exciting, well-paid career.

Certificate Overview

The Undergraduate Certificate in the Foundations of Computing is designed for individuals seeking to develop marketable skills grounded in the principles of computing and to provide a solid foundation for further education in the computing fields – Computer Science, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Information Systems, and Information Technology. Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will have gained a mastery of foundational skills in the areas of human computer interaction, network, discrete mathematics, operating systemssystem analysis & design, and cyber ethics to build a career in the field of computing. 

Learning Outcomes

The Undergraduate Certificate in the Foundations of Computing will prepare students to: 

Integrate a foundational knowledge of all areas of foundations of computing
Apply fundamental principles and practices of foundations of computing
Apply critical and ethical thinking to solve problems in the foundations of computing
Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in the foundations of computing
Create the ability to develop and express ideas while applying a variety of delivery models, genres, and styles
Collaborate effectively on diverse teams to accomplish a common goal


Certificate Requirements (30 Credits) 

CS 302 Human Computer InteractionCS
CS 330 Network Communications
CS 351 Discrete Mathematics in Computing (NS)
IS 340 Operating Systems
IS 350 Systems Analysis and Design
IS 471 Cyber Ethics (SS)

Career Opportunities

Program Manager


Ali Khamesipour

Graduates from the certificate program can apply their skills in organizations such as health, government, education, non-profit, and industry.

This is the first of three stackable certificates with credits that apply to one of five undergraduate degrees at the School of Computing and Technology.

Technology careers are listed as one of the highest-paying bachelor’s degrees pathways. For more information visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Click HERE for admissions and tuition information.

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