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Computer Science

Professional Development Certificates

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Computer Science

Address:
25 University Avenue, #150
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2204
Fax: 610-436-3530


Chairperson
Dr. James Fabrey

Administrative Assistant
Ms. Kathleen Barimani

Professional Development Certificates

The Computer Science Department offers three graduate certifications:

All the computer science (CSC) courses listed can be counted towards the master's degree program except CSC 512, CSC 515, CSC 516.

Prerequisites for Professional Development Certificates

A student who wishes to enroll in one of these certificate programs needs to hold a bachelor's degree (in any subject area) and needs to have successfully completed the following two courses in order to satisfy the certificate program prerequisites:

Students are encouraged to take these courses at West Chester University.

Application

In addition to the application, goals statement, and transcripts, certificate applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation. A TOEFL score of 550 on the computer based exam or 80 on the internet based exam is required for non-native speakers only.

Certificate in Computer Security (Information Assurance)

Select 4 of the following courses:

Course Number Course Title
CSC 525 Operating Systems
CSC 535 Networks and Data Communications
CSC 555 Software Engineering
CSC 583 Topics in Computer Security
CSC 586 System Administration and Security
CSC 588 Wireless Programming and Security
CSC 603 Advanced Seminar in Computer Security
CRJ 555 Criminal Justice Topics (Computer Crime)

Certificate in Information Systems

Select 3 or 4 of the following courses:

Course Number Course Title
STA 511 Intro Stat Computing & Data Management
CSC 545 Database System Concepts
CSC 555 Software Engineering
CSC 582 Topics in Information Security
CSC 586 System Administration and Security

If only 3 selected, then select one from:

Course Number Course Title
CSC 520 Intro Stat Computing & Data Management
CSC 525 Database System Concepts
CSC 530 Software Engineering
CSC 535 Topics in Information Security
CSC 540 System Administration and Security
CSC 560 Analysis of Algorithms
CSC 565 Compiler Design
CSC 575 Artificial Intelligence
CSC 581 Topics in Computer Science
CSC 583 Topics in Computer Security
CSC 584 Topics in Web Technology
CSC 585 User Interfaces in Java
CSC 587 Web Services using XML and SOAP
CSC 588 Wireless Programming and Security
CSC 600 Advanced Seminar
CSC 603 Advanced Seminar in Computer Security
CSC 604 Advanced Seminar in Web Technology

Certificate in Web Technology

Select 4 of the following courses:

Course Number Course Title
CSC 515 Introduction to Web Development
CSC 535 Networks and Data Communications
CSC 545 Database System Concepts
CSC 584 Topics in Web Technology
CSC 585 User Interfaces in Java
CSC 587 Web Services using XML and SOAP
CSC 588 Wirelss Programming and Security
CSC 604 Advanced Seminar in Web Technology
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