Students meet industry representatives at the Career Showcase The program's Career Showcase introduces you to the culture of the computing industry through small group sessions, panel discussions with instructors, and networking activities with industry recruiters.

Although there is an increasing need for computer science graduates, nearly one out of two college graduates under the age of 25 are jobless or unemployed.

In collaboration with faculty, industry representatives, and Oregon State’s Ecampus this program was designed to retrain professionals from a variety of backgrounds for the rapidly growing computing job market.

Use your resources

This program was designed for you, and we want you to succeed. There are several sources of support for you including the program advisors, the instructors, and your peers. The financial support page provides you with information about how to pay for your education. 

Networking will be a crucial part of your success. To help you build interviewing skills the program hosts two career showcase events per year. Visit the career showcase page to learn more about the event.

Own your unique background

Many industry representatives have told us they highly value your past degrees and work experiences outside of computing. Recruiters are looking to hire well-rounded individuals who have skills beyond programming.

Kevin Williams, senior director of support at Jive Software said, “There are quite a few more opportunities open to you because of your previous work experience. We’d love to have someone with a background in legal work to do contract reviews, or someone with experience working with customer accounts work as a technical account manager. Definitely take advantage of your existing experience.”

Undergraduate Certificate in CyberSecurity

This Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity prepares students for future careers as cybersecurity analyst, cybersecurity engineer, information assurance technician, and security administrator. In addition, these skills will enable students to perform other jobs, such as software engineer and requirements analyst, with a higher level of proficiency and a lower risk of creating security flaws that threaten their users, their employers, their livelihoods, and their nation.