Computing Skills for Scientists

What will I learn in this program?

This one-semester Certificate in Computing Skills is designed for scientists already working in their respective fields.  This Program will give working scientists an introduction to technical computing skills. Students will learn the basics of working in a Unix or Linux environment, will learn basic programming techniques using Perl, and will learn database fundamentals using MySQL.

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay? What “demand” is expected for these jobs?


Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand



Faster than Average Growth


Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?


Does this program have any special costs?


How long will it take to complete this program?


Time to Complete*

Certificate for Computing Skills for Scientists

1 Semester

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester

How do I get more information on this program?

Department website: CS Department website:

Department contact information:
Craig Persiko, L462