2020-2021 Catalog Winter Update

Foundations of Computing, Undergraduate Certificate

The Undergraduate Certificate in the Foundations of Computing (FdnComputing) is designed for individuals seeking to develop marketable skills grounded in the principles of computing and to provide a solid foundation for further education in the computing fields – Computer Science, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Information Systems, and Information Technology. Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will have gained a mastery of foundational skills in the areas of human-computer interaction, network, discrete mathematics, operating systems, system analysis & design, and cyber ethics to build a career in the field of computing. 


Program Outcomes

Integrate a foundational knowledge of all areas of foundations of computing (General Computing Knowledge).

Apply fundamental principles and practices of foundations of computing (Computing Foundations Principles and Practices).

Apply critical and ethical thinking to solve problems in the foundations of computing (Critical and Ethical Thinking).

Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in the foundations of computing (Quantitative Literacy).

Create the ability to develop and express ideas, while applying a variety of delivery models, genres, and styles (Communication).

Collaborate effectively on diverse teams to accomplish a common goal (Collaboration).

Admission Requirements

City University of Seattle's undergraduate admission requirements, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, apply to this program. 

Total Required Credits (30 Credits)

Required Courses

CS 302Human Computer Interaction


CS 330Network Communications


CS 351Discrete Mathematics in Computing (NS)


IS 340Operating Systems


IS 350Systems Analysis and Design


IS 471Cyber Ethics (SS)