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Computer Science Certification & Certificates

Computer Science Teacher Certification (Grades 8-12)


Students interested in computer science teacher certification, Grades 8-12, should contact the Department of Computer Science and the Educator Certification Office in the College of Education.

For students that seek more computing knowledge, but do not want a minor, we offer two certificates:


Computer Application Technology Certificate (12 hours)

The courses required for the Computer Application Technology Certificate are Computer Science 101 or 121, 102, 340 and 350. Introduction to Computing (CSC 101) and Introduction to Information Processing Systems (CSC 121) develop operating system and application software skills. Computer Science Principles (CSC 102) introduces problem solving and program development skills. Application Software for Microcomputers (CSC 340) teaches problem solving skills using database and advanced spreadsheet technology. Internet Technologies (CSC 350) completes the certificate by honing web design techniques. This certificate is designed for all students, regardless of major, who are interested in computer application technology. All certificate courses must be completed at SFA with a grade of at least C in each certificate course.

Web Development Technology Certificate (12 hours)

The courses required for the Web Development Technology certificate are Computer Science 102, 202 or 211, 350 and 351. Internet Programming Concepts (CSC 351) is the capstone course for the certificate as it integrates the concepts developed in the other courses. Computer Science Principles (CSC 102), Computer Programming Principles (CSC 202) and Event-Driven Programming (CSC 211) are foundational courses that prepare one for the problem solving and program development needs of CSC 351 while Internet Technologies (CSC 350) focuses on web design techniques. This certificate is designed for all students, regardless of major, who are interested in web development technology. All certificate courses must be completed at SFA. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in certificate courses.