This practical, career-focused Computer Science degree program was developed in collaboration with Google, to build real-world skills, and provide instant name recognition and credibility to your program.
Portfolio-building projects and stackable certifications help ensure your students can learn the skills they need to launch careers across this fast-growing industry.
To thrive in today’s digital world, you need to understand the system that powers it. This course, built in collaboration with Google, will explore the internet and show you how it works. This class focuses on hands-on learning of important topics like cybersecurity, networking, and programming. By the end, you’ll be able to evaluate your options for a rewarding career in technology. At minimum, you’ll be a much wiser network citizen.
This course, built in collaboration with Google, provides a gentle, but thorough, introduction to programming using Python. You will learn the core concepts and techniques needed to create programs and perform basic data analysis. By the end of this course, you’ll be ready to pursue further study in computer science and unlock more advanced programming courses.
This course, built in collaboration with Google, follows on from Programming for Everyone I. In the first half of the course, you will learn how to leverage your Python skills to treat the internet as a source of data. The second half of the course will teach you the fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL) and database design. By the end of the course, you will improve your programming skills and learn how to build a range of applications.
Modern development relies on frameworks which provide developers with powerful tools to speed up development. If you want to build apps, you need to understand how to use frameworks. This course, which has been built in collaboration with Google, will introduce you to Django - a framework used for data-driven web applications. You’ll learn the fundamentals of Django, improve your database management skills, and begin developing your own apps.
This course - built in collaboration with Google - is the second part of the application development series. In this course, you will put your skills into practice and build your own application. By the end of this course, you'll have a greater understanding of the technologies that power modern apps and be able to build your own.
This course will help you find a coding job upon graduation. Not just any job; one that excites you and meets your financial needs. In this course, you will explore career paths in Software Engineering and related fields, the potential salary outcomes you can expect, and the skills you need to understand whether these salary outcomes will support you. This exploration will lead you to identify target jobs and opportunities. You will then plan the steps you need to take to achieve your goals and begin executing on that plan.
In order to become a successful developer, you need to understand how computers interpret code. This course, which was built in collaboration with Google, will introduce you to C - the fundamental language used to write many high-level languages, including Python. By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of how computers turn your code into ones and zeroes, and be able to use that understanding to build more efficient programs.
This course is intended as an introduction to computer hardware and builds upon Introduction to C. It covers the techniques used to design and build microprocessors, memory, and other elements of modern-day hardware. Students will learn the fundamentals of machine language (binary) and assembly language as well as what happens inside of a computer on a fundamental level. Students will also have the opportunity to analyze the C compiler and learn how it produces the necessary strings of ones and zeros that will run on the hardware.
This course, built in collaboration with Google, will teach you how to understand and use data structures. Data structures are used by almost every program and application to store, access and modify the vast quantities of data that are needed by modern software. By the end of this course you'll learn what data structures are and learn how to use them in the applications you build.
This course explores algorithms from a coding-focused perspective, using Python. Students will learn about the issues that arise in the design of algorithms for solving computational problems and will explore a number of standard algorithm design paradigms and their applicability. Students will also become familiar with concepts of runtime, recursion, implementation and evaluation. This course features a heavy emphasis on practical application of algorithms to common development and engineering challenges.
Creating software products is more than just writing code, it also requires an analysis of what your customers want, and how to meet their needs. As a result, understanding product development is key to a successful career in technology. By the end of this course (built in collaboration with Google), you will understand how product teams and processes work, and learn how to develop an idea into an actual product that delights your users.
This course is intended as a culmination of all of a student’s work in their Computer Science major. Students will work in groups to launch a web app prototype that meets the following requirements:
(1) Uses Database concepts from the Computer Science Core, Data structures and Algorithms.
(2) Meets Faculty ApprovalStudent will pitch their product, select the necessary technologies, work in groups to build an application, and create a webpage from which the application can be accessed.
Students will be evaluated based on whether their product meets the goals they initially established, and on their internal project management processes.