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College of Engineering and Applied Science

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UC Denver

CU South Denver

Certificate Programs in Computer Science and Engineering

Beginning fall 2014 the College of Engineering and Applied Science is one of five colleges from CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus to offer programs at the University of Colorado South Denver location, housed in The Wildlife Experience at I-25 and Parker Road. Students may complete three certificate programs, all based out of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.


Computer Forensics is a two-course certificate designed for individuals that would like to learn how to conduct their own computer forensic examinations on a variety of computing systems. It does not require a formal educational background in computer science. This program will enable the student to “hit the ground running” when it comes to computer forensic examinations.


Computer forensics program brochure (pdf) 


The certificate in Computer Science Teacher Education is a four-course graduate-level certificate designed for teachers that do not have a formal education in computer science, but are interested in developing and teaching a variety of introductory computer science courses to middle and high school students. During the capstone course, participants will identify a topic of interest, develop course material, and teach it to classmates with the goal of then offering the course at the school where they work.


CS teacher education program sheet (pdf) 


The Software Engineering program is a three-course certificate aimed at providing 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 Master of Science in computer science degree.


Additional offerings may be added in future semesters. Learn more and apply at