General Program Information
Martin Barrett, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator
4-464 Nicks Hall
Gordon Bailes; Gene Bailey; Martin Barrett; Terry Countermine; Donald Gotterbarn; Michaele Laws; Phillip Pfeiffer IV; Vernon Pine; Kellie Price; Jeffrey Roach; Donald Sanderson; Suzanne Smith; David Tarnoff; Christopher Wallace.
The field of computer science changes constantly. Practicing professionals, even those who graduated only a few years ago, may find themselves falling behind in their technical knowledge. They need to update their skills and knowledge in order to maintain their employability. This certificate program is designed for individuals who need to update their technical skills in current technologies within computer science and information technology. Students will demonstrate those skills on real-world problems encountered by computing professionals. Students will be able to choose courses appropriate to their academic and professional experience.
A bachelor’s degree in computer science or three (3) years as a practicing information technology professional (as evaluated by the graduate coordinator) is required for admission.
All students in the Emerging Technology Certificate Program are required to complete 12 credit-hours (4 courses) from the list of courses below. The student and the program coordinator will, upon admission of the student, meet to formulate a coursework plan, and only courses approved by the program coordinator may be used for credit toward the certificate. A minimum grade of “C” is required in each course, and an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the program is required for graduation.