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Certificates in Computer Sciences

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Certificate in Computer Programming

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Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Computer Programming will have full command of a modern programming language used in the information technology industry; be able to analyze computational problems and create algorithms to solve them; be able to design, write, debug, and document well modularized programs to implement these algorithms; and be able to work comfortably with the standard basic data structures and algorithms that are widely known and employed by programming professionals.

This certificate could allow current IU South Bend students as well as professionals in fields such as psychology, philosophy, criminal justice, biology, physics, chemistry, actuarial science, new media, business, health sciences, sociology, anthropology, etc. to gain understanding of the computing that takes place in these fields, and also allow them to develop basic software systems to solve domain specific problems.

A student who has earned the Certificate in Computer Programming may afterwards continue to take additional courses and earn the Certificate in Advanced Computer Programming and/or the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

Students should contact the department office (info@cs.iusb.edu or (574) 520-5521) before their first semester to schedule a meeting with a computer science advisor to develop a plan for their academic course of study.

  • The certificate consists of 14 credit hours. The student must complete the following courses at IU South Bend with a grade of C– or higher.
  • In addition, the student must take and pass ENG-W 130 Principles of Composition with a grade of C or higher, or else must score at a level that would permit them to take ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I on the IU South Bend English placement examination.

Requirements (14 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

  • CSCI-C 101 Computer Programming I (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 151 Multiuser Operating Systems (2 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 201 Computer Programming II (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 243 Introduction to Data Structures (4 cr.)

Certificate in Computer Applications

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The Certificate in Computer Applications provides students with the knowledge and understanding of various information technologies. It provides the necessary technical expertise to those who currently hold positions that make extensive use of computer technology and its applications but feel a gap in their IT knowledge. It also provide expertise to those who are considering such positions in the future and need solid knowledge and expertise in the use and integration of computer applications and introduction to various ways computers are used to solve problems. Potential students who may benefit from this certificate may be found in many organizations, including health care, science and engineering, government, and not-for-profit agencies. In addition, existing students at IU South Bend, may find this certificate complementary to their major.

Students can take courses related to computer hardware and software components and learn how they operate, learn common office automation and productivity application software, introductory courses in operating systems, problem solving using programming, event driven programming and graphical user interfaces, web programming, computer networks and the client/server computing model, and multimedia arts and technology.

Students should contact the department office (info@cs.iusb.edu or (574) 520-5521) before their first semester to schedule a meeting with a computer science advisor to develop a plan for their academic course of study.

  • The student must complete the following courses at IU South Bend with a grade of C– or higher. At least 12 of the 15 credits must be taken at IU South Bend.
  • In addition, the student may be required to take additional courses to remedy deficiencies in their background.

Requirements (15 cr.)

All classes are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Select at least 15 cr. from the following:

  • CSCI-A 106 Introduction to Computing
  • CSCI-A 107 Advanced Microcomputing (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-A 340 An Introduction to Web Programming
  • CSCI-B 100 Problem Solving Using Computers (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 101 Computer Programming I (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 151 Multiuser Operating Systems (2 cr.)
  • INFO-I 213 Web  Site Design and Development
  • INFO-I 310 Multimedia Arts and Technology
  • INFO-I 320 Distributed Systems and Collaborative Computing

Certificate in Advanced Computer Programming

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The Certificate in Advanced Computer Programming builds upon the skills developed in the Certificate in Computer Programming by training professionals and current students in mid-size software development projects, macro-level problem solving, project management, working in teams, etc. Students who complete this certificate will receive training in computer architecture, systems analysis and design, and one additional elective course (applied deep learning, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, databases, embedded systems, game programming, mobile computing, security, software engineering, web programming, etc.)

A student who has earned this certificate may afterwards continue to take additional courses and earn the B.S. in Computer Science.

Students should contact the department office (info@cs.iusb.edu or (574) 520-5521) before their first semester to schedule a meeting with a computer science advisor to develop a plan for their academic course of study.

  • The certificate consists of 25 credit hours. Complete the following seven courses with a grade of C– or higher; at least six of these courses must be taken at IU South Bend.
  • In addition, the student must take and pass ENG-W 130 Principles of Composition with a grade of C or higher, or else must score at a level that would permit them to take ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I on the IU South Bend English placement examination.

Requirements (25 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

  • CSCI-C 101 Computer Programming I (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 151 Multiuser Operating Systems (2 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 201 Computer Programming II (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 243 Introduction to Data Structures (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 308 System Analysis and Design (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-C 335 Computer Structures (4 cr.)
  • One additional computer science course above the level of CSCI-C 243 Introduction to Data Structures

Graduate Certificate in Technology for Administration

The goal of the Graduate Certificate in Technology for Administration is to provide the necessary technical knowledge to those who are already in management positions or those who are considering management positions in the future. The certificate introduces students to programming, database systems, computer networking, and web development.

Students should contact the department office (info@cs.iusb.edu or (574) 520-5521) before their first semester to schedule a meeting with a computer science advisor to develop a plan for their academic course of study.

  • A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in this program. The student must complete the following courses at IU South Bend with a grade of B or higher.
  • In addition, students may be required to take additional courses to remedy deficiencies in their background.

Requirements (14 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

  • CSCI-A 505 Object-Oriented Programming (4 cr.)
  • CSCI-A 510 Database Management Systems
  • CSCI-A 515 Telecommunications and Computer Networking (4 cr.)
  • One course in website development, approved by the department

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2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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