Undergraduate Certificate in Foundations of System Development

Next Start
July 2024
Total Credits
Price per Credit

Design and Create Systems and Software

The Undergraduate Certificate in the Foundations of System Development is designed for individuals seeking to develop marketable skills grounded in the principles of software development and to provide a solid foundation for further education in the computing fields – computer science, data science, cybersecurity, information systems, and information technology.

*Price per Credit listed is based on Regular US Tuition Rates

Upon successful completion of the foundations of system development certificate, you will have a mastery of foundational skills in the areas of composition, programming, network, database technologies, operating systems, and cybersecurity to build a career in the field of software development.

Learning Outcomes

The Undergraduate Certificate in the Foundations of Systems Development will prepare students to:

  • Integrate a foundational knowledge of all areas of system development
  • Apply fundamental principles and practices of system development
  • Apply critical and ethical thinking to solve problems in system development
  • Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in system development
  • Create the ability to develop and express ideas, while applying a variety of delivery models, genres, and styles
  • Collaborate effectively on diverse teams to accomplish a common goal



Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you will have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.