Start Your Technology Career

The Certificate in Computer Science Fundamentals helps motivated professionals start a new career in the region's tech industry. There is no programming experience required - applicants from all undergraduate backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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Quarters To Finish

Study 18-24 credits before graduation, depending on whether you participate in the Boot Camp. Learn more about the Boot Camp.

to the MS Computer Science program

Most Certificate students continue directly into the MS in Computer Science program.

to all academic backgrounds

This program is open to all undergraduate degree holders - no programming experience required.

Certificate Start Dates and Timeline


  • Start Term - Including Boot Camp: Summer or Winter Quarter
  • Start Term - Waiving Boot Camp: Fall or Spring Quarter
  • Bridge to the MSCS: Upon completion, students have the opportunity to bridge to the Master of Science in Computer Science program. In 2022, 65% of Certificate graduates choose to continue to the MSCS. MSCS start dates are offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarter. Read more about the admission requirements for bridging into the MSCS program here: Certificate to MSCS Admission Policy
  • Courses are primarily in the evening and the schedule can accommodate working professionals and also can be done on a part-time schedule with one course per quarter.CS Certificate Bootcamp Timeline - Winter Start


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The certificate program allows students to build the foundation necessary to pursue their career and educational goals.

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