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University launching online computer science undergraduate certificate

Wednesday, Sept.4, 2019

 

MANHATTAN — Set to launch for the upcoming spring semester, Kansas State University has developed an online undergraduate certificate in computer science designed to provide high-demand computer programming skills to students looking to enhance their career outlook and be more marketable to potential employers upon graduation from K-State.

This 14 hour certificate teaches students how to develop novel, computer-based solutions to real-world problems in a variety of fields. Courses can be taken concurrently and are completely online, offering students the opportunity to complete the program quickly. While the program officially launches in the spring, interested students can begin coursework immediately by enrolling in CC 210 — Fundamental Computer Programming Concepts before the Sept. 16 deadline to add classes.

"The core curriculum for this certificate was developed specifically with non-computer science majors in mind," said Russ Feldhausen, instructor in computer science and developer of the curriculum. "These skills are in high demand and the need for employees with this skill set will only continue to grow over time. We're excited to provide K-State students with the opportunity to meet that need."

Interested students can take part in a free sample course through Canvas after filling out a brief questionnaire.

For more information on the certificate or to apply, visit global.k-state.edu/engineering/computer-science/.



Written by

Grant Guggisberg
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grantg@k-state.edu

At a glance

Kansas State University's online undergraduate certificate in computer science teaches students how to develop novel, computer-based solutions to real-world problems in a variety of fields.