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Baccalaureate Certificate

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The additional online course fee that is normally assessed to online courses is being waived for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Tuition and other fees are still being assessed at the standard rates.

CMSC 210.C91: Computers and Programming (prerequisite)

August 18-December 7, 2020
Where: Online, Self-Paced

CMSC 320.C91: Software Engineering and Web Development

August 18-December 7, 2020
Where: Online, Self-Paced

CMSC 330.C91: Data Science Skills

August 18-December 7, 2020
Where: Online, Self-Paced

CMSC 340.C91: Cybersecurity Skills

August 18-December 7, 2020
Where: Online, Self-Paced

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In partnership with the VCU Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering, the Baccalaureate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Computing is open to current VCU students who are non-tech majors*, as well as VCU and VCU Health employees. It is also ideal for working professionals and those in the job market.

Course descriptions

To earn the Baccalaureate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Computing, you will complete all four of these online courses:

Who should take these courses

*The Baccalaureate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Computing is designed for non-computer science majors/minors, as well as VCU and VCU Health employees and community members who could benefit from acquiring essential technical skills needed for success in today's digital economy. Each online course is 3 credit-hours.

Digital Badge for the Capital CoLab Digital Technology Credential

When you complete the prerequisite course and both the Data Science Skills and Cybersecurity Skills courses, you are eligible for The Capital CoLab Digital Technology Credential, which gives students exclusive hiring advantages with companies in the Capital Region. Read more>

Registration

For current VCU undergraduate students:

If you are a current VCU undergraduate student, ask your advisor about fitting the Baccalaureate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Computing into your degree planning. Those active in the Banner system can register online through eServices.

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For nondegree-seeking students, new students, and VCU and VCU Health employees:

Community members wishing to take these courses will register through the VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education (VCU OCPE). Visit our registration page for additional instructions on registering for undergraduate credit. The tuition and fees calculator for credit students can also be accessed on this page under 'Helpful links'.

The additional online course fee that is normally assessed to online courses is being waived for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Tuition and other fees are still being assessed at the standard rates.

Tuition benefits or education assistance may be available to qualified employees. Contact Human Resources to determine eligibility, and refer to our payment and billing page for specific details.

Required forms for registration are available on this page under 'Helpful links'.

OCPE registration

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