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College of Engineering and Applied Science

The College of Engineering and Applied Science provides a diverse community with an accessible, quality education. The college offers innovative programs that are designed to meet current and future industry needs while fostering an environment for creative problem solving.

  • Undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
  • The undergraduate program in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC)
  • Students and faculty build working relationships with area industries and organizations through hands-on research and learning experiences


 Computer Forensics Certificate

This two-course certificate in computer forensics is designed for working professionals in the fields of criminal justice and computer security and those individuals that would like to learn how to conduct their own computer forensic examinations on a variety of computing systems. A formal educational background in computer science is not required.

This program will enable the student to "hit the ground running" when it comes to computer forensic examinations. After completing the program the student will be ready to conduct their own computer forensic exams on the most widely used operating systems (Windows, Mac, Unix and Linux), as well as mobile device forensics.

Courses are offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, meeting for eight hours per day. Each course is complete after six meetings.


  • CSCI 1001: Computer Forensics I
    Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • CSCI 2001: Computer Forensics II (Spring 2015)


  • The successful student will have, at the start of the certificate program, a strong understanding of how to use a Windows based computer system, including: email, Internet search and the use of Microsoft Office suite. A basic knowledge of computer hardware components is required. An undergraduate degree is not required.

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 Computer Science Teacher Education Certificate

This graduate-level certificate is designed for teachers in grades 6-12 who do not have a formal education in computer science, but are interested in developing and teaching a variety of introductory computer science courses. 


  • Principles of Programming 
  • Data Structures and Algorithms 
  • Computer Systems and Applications 
  • Teaching Practice of Computer Science 


  • Student must be a current secondary school teacher with a strong zeal and commitment to computer science education. Knowledge of Windows operating systems, including email, MS Office programs and Internet search are required.
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 Software Engineering Certificate

Many software developers are called upon to support and run software projects and programs requiring skills over and above code development and production. This three-course certificate will provide students with important software engineering knowledge to take their career to the next level. This certificate is designed for working professionals in the field of software engineering and software development. These courses can be applied to the MS in computer science degree. The certificate can be completed in three semesters.


  • Software Architecture
  • Software Project Management Support 
  • Data Systems 


  • A bachelor's degree in computer science or systems engineering and a strong understanding of software development, construction and coding are required.


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