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Upcoming courses

Summer 2021

CMSC 210.C91: Computers and Programming (prerequisite)

May 24-August 13, 2021
Where: Fully Asynchronous Online

Fall 2021

CMSC 210.C91: Computers and Programming or CMSC 210.C92: Computers and Programming (prerequisite)

August 24-December 13, 2021
Where: Fully Asynchronous Online (2 sections available)

CMSC 320.C91: Software Engineering and Web Development

August 24-December 13, 2021
Where: Fully Asynchronous Online

CMSC 330.C91: Data Science Skills

August 24-December 13, 2021
Where: Fully Asynchronous Online

CMSC 340.C91: Cybersecurity Skills

August 24-December 13, 2021
Where: Fully Asynchronous Online

See the VCU Bulletin for admission requirements for VCU undergraduate students for the Baccalaureate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Computing.

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When you complete a prerequisite course in Computers and Programming, and courses in both Data Science Skills and Cybersecurity Skills through VCU, you are eligible for The Capital CoLab Digital Technology Credential, giving you exclusive hiring advantages with companies in the Capital Region. A Software Engineering and Web Development course is also available. Read more>

Who should take these courses

Fundamentals of Computing courses, offered through the VCU Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering, were designed for VCU undergraduate students who are non-computer science majors/minors, as well as for VCU and VCU Health employees, working professionals (including VCU alumni), and those in the job market who can benefit from acquiring essential technical skills needed for success in today's digital economy. Each online course is 3 credit-hours.

Course descriptions

Registration

Registration is open for Summer 2021.

VCU OCPE registration using a manual registration form is available for Fall 2021. If you are an active nondegree-seeking student, you can enroll online via eServices.

For current VCU undergraduate students:

If you are a current VCU undergraduate student enrolled in a non-computer science major/minor, ask your advisor about fitting the Fundamentals of Computing courses into your degree planning. Those active in the Banner system can register online through eServices.

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

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

eServices Registration

For nondegree-seeking students, new students, and VCU and VCU Health employees:

Community members wishing to take these courses individually, or pursue the Capital CoLab Digital Tech Credential by taking these three courses: Computers and Programming, Data Science Skills and Cybersecurity Skills, will register through the VCU Office of Continuing and Professional Education (VCU OCPE). Visit our registration page for additional instructions on registering for undergraduate credit. The tuition and fees calculator for credit students can also be accessed on this page under 'Helpful links'.

The tuition benefit or education assistance may be available to qualified employees. Contact Human Resources to determine eligibility, and refer to our payment and billing page for specific details.

Required forms for registration are available on this page under 'Helpful links'.

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Office of Continuing and Professional Education
Virginia Commonwealth University

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9 West Cary Street 
Box 842505 
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2505

 

(804) 828-1322 
ocpe@vcu.edu

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