STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

A career in computer science aligns with a rapidly evolving and technology-driven world, offering exciting opportunities for those passionate about innovation, problem-solving, and positively impacting the future. Computer science professionals are in high demand across industries and offer diverse work opportunities and competitive salaries.  

If you want to learn more about career opportunities, job growth, and average salaries in computer science, check out My Next Move.    

Noncredit Training 

Grow with Google

FREE Career Academy Certificate Training for current SCSU Students and Alumni
(There is a limited number of free seats, so sign up today!)

Southern has partnered with Google Career Academy to offer flexible online training programs designed to put you on the fast track to jobs in high-growth fields. Choose from nine certificates:

  • UX Design
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Marketing and E-Commerce
  • Project Management
  • IT Support
  • IT Automation
  • Business Intelligence
  • Advanced Data Analytics

Prepare for entry-level digital jobs by earning Google Professional Certificates. Make your resume more competitive with a credential from Google.

  • Get professional-level training with Google Certificates
  • No experience necessary
  • Learn job-ready skills even with no relevant experience or a post-secondary degree.
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Complete the online program on your own time and set your own schedule
  • Stand out to employers and compliment your degree

82% of Google Certificate graduates report a positive career outcome like a new job, enhanced skills, promotion, or raise within six months. 

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This opportunity is brought to you from SCSU’s Office of Career and Professional Development, Computer Science Department, and Office of Workforce and Lifelong Learning.

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)  

From the US Department of Defense: Cybersecurity is a top priority for the Department of Defense. To protect American ingenuity and national security information, the DoD developed the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0 program to reinforce the importance of Defense Industrial Base cybersecurity for safeguarding the information that supports and enables our warfighters. CMMC is designed to enforce the protection of sensitive, unclassified information that is shared by the Department with its contractors and subcontractors. The program assures the Department that contractors and subcontractors are meeting the cybersecurity requirements that apply to acquisition programs and systems that process controlled unclassified information.  

All Course Material is developed by Southern Connecticut State University and is Authorized and Approved by The Cyber AB (formerly called CMMC-AB), the official accreditation body and non-governmental partner of the US Department of Defense. Training is taught by some of the most renowned cybersecurity experts in the world who all have proven capabilities in the classroom in addition to their wealth of knowledge. 

An Executive-style training format: students choose from a lunch-hour course or an early evening course twice a week for six weeks.  No need to take a full week from their work and life to attend class eight hours per day. 

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Certificates

Online, self-paced training in partnership with MindEdge. Register and start learning today.  

Certificate in Computer Skills for the Office

Bring your Office skills to a whole new level by diving into a suite set of powerful instructional courses. Excel with Excel, and move from the basics to an advanced level. Employ all of your newly-learned tips and tricks to unlock new dimensions from your data. Plus, expand your presentation prowess, with courses that deliver on the functional basics of the PowerPoint application while boosting your visual design skillset. Watch well-crafted video tutorials while reinforcing your learning with built-in knowledge checks, interactive exercises, and interactive games. Upon successful completion of all courses in this certificate program, you can download and print a Certificate of Completion And with this special pricing, you'll get the Excel Basics course free and a cumulative discount of 38%, versus buying each course separately. 

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Computer Applications - Short-term Training Courses

Choose from a variety of individual computer application training courses, including Excel, Microsoft Project, Word, PowerPoint, and QuickBooks. 

Computer Applications Courses

Certificate in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity, also known as Information Security, is the protection of data and personally identifiable information from malicious attacks, theft, and destruction. Failures of cybersecurity policies, both in large corporations and governmental agencies, have earned significant visibility and negative publicity in recent months and years. As the amount of data being stored continues to increase, and as hackers become more sophisticated, the need for cybersecurity is greater than ever. 

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Real-World Cloud Cybersecurity Scenarios

This suite of five related courses covers various aspects of securing cloud services. Its structure is based on the Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification administered jointly by the Cloud Security Alliance and (ISC)2. Each course is comprised of two modules. The first provides content related to the course subject matter. The second module engages the learner with real-world scenarios in which he or she must apply the content of the first module. This bundle is designed for adult learners who are interested in gaining an introduction to information technology security. Some understanding of basic IT concepts is helpful. 

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Real-World Cybersecurity Scenarios

What would you do in the face of an actual information security problem? These courses each include a module devoted to fictional scenarios, based on real-world challenges that cybersecurity professionals face. Each course is self-paced and contains interactive games, real-world examples, expert videos, quizzes, assessments, and focused instruction. Each of the courses in this bundle helps refine and enhance the skills that cybersecurity and IT professionals need. The concepts and principles covered focus attention on the needs of the expanding computer information security industry. This bundle is designed for adult learners who are interested in gaining an introduction to information technology security. Some understanding of basic IT concepts is helpful.

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Cybersecurity and CISSP - Short-term Training Courses

Choose from a variety of individual cybersecurity and CISSP training courses, including asset security, cloud data security, CompTIA Security Exam Prep, Introduction to Malware, and more. 

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Certificate in Data Analytics

Whatever your profession. Whatever your field. As a professional, and certainly as a leader, you will be asked to make a decision based on data. This certificate will introduce the different types of decisions made in an organizational setting, why quantitative analytics is important, and how data quality can affect decision making. This certificate highlights appropriate quantitative methods and ways to ensure quality and accuracy through research design. 

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Data Analytics

Short-term Training Courses

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Emerging Technologies

Short-term training options in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Robotics 

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Certificate in Web Design

A well-designed website is essential for any organization today, with so many people consuming much of their information online. This suite of courses will teach you the skills you'll need to build a website of your own. Building a website involves a lot more than just writing code. Before you start on that, you need to understand what you want your website to do, how it will look, who you want it to reach, and what message it should send. The first five courses in the suite will introduce you to the basics of designing a functional and attractive site, the HTML and CSS languages you'll need to execute your design, and best practices for designing and building a website that responds intelligently to the needs of users. 

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Web Design

Short-term Training Courses 

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For Credit Certificate Program 

Participating in credit-level programs requires formal admission to SCSU.   

Graduate Certificate Programs  

Computing Foundations, Graduate Certificate 
A 12-credit, graduate-level certificate that equips students with a solid foundation in computer science basics as well as evolving practices. 

Drone photographer, agricultural surveyor, 3-D modeler, power line inspector, rooftop inspector, search and rescue team member, drone flight instructor – with a career in drones, the sky is the limit!  

If you want to learn more about career opportunities, job growth, and average salaries in drone operations, check out My Next Move.  

Drone Academy

The Drone Academy is a five-module, non-credit program geared towards enthusiastic hobbyists and working professionals who are interested in gaining the knowledge and skills needed for drone operation, aerial photography and videography, FAA certification exam preparation, and computational photography and 3D mapping. 

Each module can be completed as a stand-alone option, and participants can customize the program depending on their specific areas of interest. Participants who complete all five modules will gain a strong understanding of safe drone aviation, will be prepared to successfully pass the FAA exam, will learn the best practices for making quality aerial stills and videos using Photoshop and Final Cut Pro, and learn how to use Px4d software for landscape mapping and 3D modeling. 

Drone Academy

As the human impact on the environment continues to grow, so does the need for trained professionals in environmental fields that integrate the biological, physical, and earth sciences. If you want to learn more about career opportunities, job growth, and average salaries for jobs in environmental science, geography, and marine science, check out My Next Move.  

For Credit Certificate Programs  

Choose from a variety of credit-level certificate programs. Participating in credit-level programs requires formal admission to SCSU.  

Undergraduate Certificate Programs 

Geographic Information Systems, Certificate  
A 12-credit, undergraduate certificate program with no prerequisties required. 

Sustainability Leadership, Certificate 
A 12-credit, undergraduate certificate program with no prerequisties required. 

Mathematics plays a central role in many fields, from science to computer programming, from finance to economics. It is a critical component in an extensive spectrum of fields. If you want to learn more about career opportunities, job growth, and average salaries for the XXX, check out My Next Move.  

Noncredit Training  

Online, self-paced training in partnership with MindEdge. Register and start learning today. 

Certificate in Data Analytics

Whatever your profession. Whatever your field. As a professional, and certainly as a leader, you will be asked to make a decision based on data. This certificate will introduce the different types of decisions made in an organizational setting, why quantitative analytics is important, and how data quality can affect decision making. This certificate highlights appropriate quantitative methods and ways to ensure quality and accuracy through research design. 

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Data Analytics

Short-term Training Courses

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For Credit Certificate Programs  

Choose from a variety of credit-level certificate programs. Participating in credit-level programs requires formal admission to SCSU.  

Graduate Certificate Programs  

Applied Statistics, Graduate Certificate 
Southern's 12-credit, graduate-level certificate in Applied Statistics is designed for individuals who wish to augment or begin studies in applied statistics. Students are trained in the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of numerical data. By enrolling in the certificate program, students build competency in the field of applied statistics that is beneficial to a wide range of careers because it improves individuals' data analytic skills. 

Data Science, Graduate Certificate 
Southern's 12-credit, graduate-level certificate in Data Science is designed for business and industry professionals who work with data or who are interested in data-driven decision-making. The certificate introduces students to Basic Python programming concepts, Python libraries, machine learning algorithms and models, and basic statistical and mathematical principles. Students learn analytical skills taught with current industry-standard tools, as well as fundamental programming skills to retrieve, manipulate, and visualize data. They also learn to apply machine learning, data mining, and inferential statistical techniques to identify patterns in data and make predictions. 

The city of New Haven supports the second largest, and growing, Life Science and Blue Economy Cluster in New England, and is home to major Life Science and blue economy companies. Many of these companies are currently growing and in need of talented technicians and scientists. If you want to learn more about career opportunities, job growth, and average salaries for jobs in the sciences and science education, check out My Next Move.  

Noncredit Training  

Technical Communication for the Sciences – Coming Soon 

Online, self-paced training in partnership with MindEdge. Register and start learning today. 

Noncredit Boot Camps 

Blue Economy Innovation Bootcamps  

The B.E. Innovation Bootcamp introduces the principles and best practices of innovation and design thinking and challenges participants to ideate innovations and engage in a design thinking exercise focused on sustainable Blue Economy solutions. 

Blue Economy Innovation Bootcamps

BioPath Bootcamps 

A series of non-credit bearing, industry-sought bootcamps to afford students and mid-career professional opportunities to retool and up-skill. 

BioPath Bootcamps 

Free Educator Professional Development 

The Institute for Real World Education and Curriculum Advancement (IRWECA) is a partnership between the Office of Research and Innovation at SCSU and the Connecticut State Department of Education. 

The goals are:

  1. increase educator awareness of academic and career opportunities in STEM and Manufacturing
  2. support educators’ development and implementation of new teaching and learning aligned with the needs of those companies 

IRWECA has 2 components:

  1. summer industry experience
  2. supports for education teams during the academic year 

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For Credit Certificate Program 

Participating in credit-level programs requires formal admission to SCSU.  

Graduate Certificate Programs  

Physics Nanotechnology, Graduate Certificate