You can earn a technology certificate — without being a tech major

The VCU College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science offers a new Baccalaureate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Computing. This resume-boosting certificate is open to working professionals and all VCU undergraduates regardless of major.

Earn this certificate by completing just four courses:

CMSC 210: Computers and Programming (30 credit hours NOT required to enroll in this course. Get started right away.)*

CMSC 320: Software Engineering and Web Development

CMSC 330: Data Science Skills*

CMSC 340: Cybersecurity Skills*

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Generalist Badge Icon*Students who complete three of the four courses (Computers and Programming, Cybersecurity Skills and Data Science Skills) are eligible for the Capital CoLAB Digital Technology Generalist Credential, a digital badge that can be posted to LinkedIn and added to your resume. This credential gives students exclusive hiring advantages with companies in the Capital Region. Learn more about this credential and which companies offer exclusive internship and hiring advantages.

To pursue a certificate in Fundamentals of Computing, current VCU students must:

  • Meet the admissions requirements listed in the bulletin (30 credit hours not required to enroll in CMSC 210)
  • Submit a Change of Major form with “Fundamentals of Computing” as your secondary major
  • Register through eServices

To enroll without pursuing the certificate, simply register through eServices.