Professional Development Certificates

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The Computer Science Department offers three 18-credit graduate certificates (consisting of six courses each):

Prerequisites

A student who wishes to enroll in one of these certificate programs needs to hold a bachelor's degree (in any subject area) and needs to have successfully completed the following two courses in order to satisfy the certificate program prerequisites:

Course Frequency Offered
CSC512Computer Programming Every Fall
CSC516Intro. to Data Structures and Algorithms Every Spring

The above two courses should be taken in computer Science department at WCU and no transfer of credits will be accepted for these two courses.

Certificate in Computer Security (Information Assurance)

You must take six of the following courses:

Course Frequency Offered
CSC525Operating Systems Even Spring
CSC535Networks and Data Communications Every Fall
CSC555Software Engineering Even Fall
CSC583Topics in Computer Security Odd Fall
CSC586System Administration and Security Even Summer
CSC588Wireless Programming and Security Even Fall
CSC603Advanced Seminar in Computer Security Odd Spring
CRJ555Criminal Justice Topics (Computer Crime) TBA

Certificate in Information Systems

You must take six of the courses below.
At least four of the courses must be chosen from this list:

Course Frequency Offered
CSC545Database System Concepts Even Spring
CSC555Software Engineering Even Fall
CSC582Topics in Information Systems Even Spring
CSC586System Administration and Security Even Summer
CSC589UML and Pattern Design TBA

and at most two of the courses from this list:

STA511Introduction to Statistical Computing and Data Management
MIS501 — Business Information Systems
or (not both)
TEC501 — Technology and E-Business

Certificate in Web Technology

You must take six of the following courses:

Course Frequency Offered
CSC515Introduction to Web Development Fall & Spring
CSC535Networks and Data Communications Every Fall
CSC545Database System Concepts Even Spring
CSC584Topics in Web Technology Odd Summer
CSC585User Interfaces in Java Odd Summer
CSC587Web Services using XML and SOAP TBA
CSC588Wireless Programming and Security Even Fall
CSC604Advanced Seminar in Web Technology Even Summer
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