Distance Learning

Colorado State U Launches Online 'Boot Camp' Style Comp Sci Programs

Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) has introduced a new online certificate of completion and degree specialization program in computer programming.

The boot camp-style program, which launched in March 2016, is geared toward computer programming novices and is designed to bridge "the gap between non-accredited accelerators and traditional semester-long programs," according to a news release from the university.

The program consists of five 8-week courses including three programming courses, one course in data structures and algorithms and one course in platform-based development. Students who complete the program will know how to "design a simple Web and mobile app, and have mastered basic software development," according to CSU-Global. The program is aligned with topics from Oracle's associate and professional-level Java SE 7 Programmer certification exams.

Students can complete the certificate of completion as a standalone program, and students who are working towards a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at CSU-Global can take the program as an area of specialization within their degree.

According to Jon Bellum, executive vice president and provost of CSU-Global, Colorado will need an estimated 8,000 software developers by 2022, and CSU-Global created this program to help meet that need.

Further information about the program is available on CSU-Global's site.

About the Author

Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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