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.

AI Fundamentals for Workplace Success

Are you curious about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the workplace? This course is designed for students and professionals who want to gain a fundamental understanding of AI and its practical applications in their everyday work. No prior technical knowledge is required. 

This course is ideal for:

Professionals from any industry who want to understand how AI can improve their work.

Business owners and managers who want to leverage AI to optimize operations.

Individuals who are curious about AI but lack a technical background.

Live online training: Wednesday, 6 to 8 PM EST. 

Start Dates: July 8, 2024; September 23, 2024; February 3, 2025; April 14, 2025

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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)  

  • $1,999 per class. We offer one of the lowest costs on the market for instructor-led training
  • Exam Pass Guarantee: Take our class again for free if you do not pass the CCP or CCA exam on your first try

 

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. Learn more about CMMC and the benefits of this training: Watch video.

 

SCSU OWLL offers both the CCP and CCA training:

  • CMMC Certified Professional (CCP) – A person who has successfully completed all certification program requirements outlined by the CAICO to become a Level 1 CMMC Assessor. A Provisional Assessor (PA) will become a CCP by passing the associated certification exam.

  • Certified CMMC Assessor (CCA) – A person who has successfully completed all certification program requirements outlined by the CAICO to become a Level 2 CMMC Assessor. A Provisional Assessor (PA) will become a CCP and then a CCP by passing the associated certification exam(s).

All Course Material is developed by SCSU faculty 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. All successful completers will earn an SCSU Digital Credential. 

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 a day. 

 

Certified CMMC Professional 

  • Live online training: September 2, 2024 - Mondays & Thursdays, 6 to 7:15 PM EST. 

Certified CMMC Assessor

  • Live online training: October 14, 2024 - Mondays & Thursdays, 12 to 1:15 PM EST. 

CMMC Website 

AWS: Certified Cloud Practitioner

In this eight-week training, students will learn the fundamentals of AWS services, backgrounds, features, and the knowledge needed to pass the AWS CCP exam while having the ability to learn from real-life examples. Live virtual class sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6 to 7 PM EST.  Class cost includes AWS CCP test. All successful completers will also earn an SCSU Digital Credential. 

Live online training: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 to 7 PM EST. 

Start Dates: April 1, 2024; June 3, 2024; August 5, 2024; October 1, 2024; December 23, 2024

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Google Cloud Digital Leader

The Cloud Digital Leader certification equips individuals to explain Google Cloud's core products and their benefits to organizations. It focuses on understanding business use cases and how cloud solutions support enterprises. This eight-week certification is suitable for anyone aiming to showcase their grasp of cloud computing fundamentals and Google Cloud's role in achieving organizational objectives. The exam evaluates knowledge in digital transformation, data and AI solutions, infrastructure modernization, security, and operational scaling with Google Cloud. Cost of training includes two attempts at Google Digital Cloud Leader Certificate, and successful course completers will also earn an SCSU Digital Credential. 

Live online training: Mondays, 6:30 to 8 PM EST. 

Start Dates: August 19, 2024; November 4, 2024; January 27, 2025; April 21, 2025

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Google Project Management

This training provides a deep dive into entry-level project management skills. You'll master creating project documents and artifacts. Learning with an industry expert, you will also learn Agile basics, focusing on Scrum events, artifacts, and roles. Through real-world scenarios, you will improve communication, problem-solving, and stakeholder management skills. Training includes access to the full platform of Coursera asynchronous learning for five months, a $250 value. Students who complete the training will receive a professional certificate from Coursera. The Coursera certificate qualifies learners for learning hours towards the industry-recognized Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exam. All successful completers will earn an SCSU Digital Credential. 

Live online training: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 PM EST. 

Start Dates: August 27, 2024; January 21, 2025

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Python 1

This six-week training highlights the basic level of using Python and its essential aspects. Python 1 will allow the students to design, write, debug, and run Python scripts, and to understand the basic concepts of software development technology. All successful completers will earn an SCSU Digital Credential. 

Live online training: Tuesday and Thursday, 7 to 8 PM EST. 

Start Dates: April 8, 2024; July 22, 2024; November 12, 2024

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Python 2

This six-week training unlocks the power of Python 2. Python has long been recognized as one of the most versatile and beginner-friendly programming languages, and this course is designed to provide a solid intermediate level for anyone eager to delve into the world of coding. Training provides an intermediate-level knowledge of Python programming and the skills associated with it! Python 2 will elevate the learning experience while working on intermediate projects highlighting exciting and useful case scenarios within the industry. All successful completers will earn an SCSU Digital Credential. 

Live online training: Tuesday and Thursday, 7 to 8 PM EST.

Start Dates: May 28, 2024; September 16, 2024

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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, exercises, and 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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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 growing and need talented technicians and scientists. If you want to learn more about career opportunities, job growth, and average salaries for science and science education jobs, check out My Next Move.  

Noncredit Training  

Technical Communication for the Sciences

Technical communication is the art and science of dissecting, clarifying, and condensing complex data and information into readable, accessible material for a specific audience. This training is designed to prepare students and mid-career professionals to produce effective, instructive, and concise communication for the science workplace. Students will learn best practices in communication and presentation for end-users, who may include professional, technical, consumer, and specialized audiences. This training features a variety of industry professionals who will guest lecture during the live training.

Next Class starts August 12, 2024

Live online training: Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 PM EST. 

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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 boot camps 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 

IRWECA Website→ 

For Credit Certificate Program 

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

Graduate Certificate Programs  

Physics Nanotechnology, Graduate Certificate