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Advance Your Skills in Computing

The Undergraduate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Computing is designed to develop marketable skills grounded in the principles of computing. This certificate provides a solid basis for further education in the computing fields – computer science, data science, cybersecurity, information systems, and information technology.

Upon successful completion of the fundamentals of computing certificate, you will have mastered fundamental skills in programming, statistical computing, broad fundamental topics in computing, web, database technologies, and cybersecurity to build a career in the field of computing.

Learning Outcomes

The Undergraduate Certificate in the Fundamentals of Computing will prepare students to:

  • Integrate a foundational knowledge of all areas of fundamentals of computing
  • Apply fundamental principles and practices of the fundamentals of computing
  • Apply critical and ethical thinking to solve problems in the fundamentals of computing
  • Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in the fundamentals of computing
  • 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’ll 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.


CityU is recognized as a Top 10 educator of adults nationwide.1 In fact, students complete their degrees at twice the national rate.2


Develop marketable, real-world skills in courses taught by faculty who are practitioners working in your field.


Expand your expertise and your global perspectives in on-site and online courses with students from around the world.


Network with alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies, including Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft.