Web and Mobile Computing graduate badge
The School of Computing now offers graduate-level digital badges. A digital badge, or simply "badge," recognizes your completion of a coherent and meaningful academic experience. A badge allows you to promote academic achievements online more effectively and in different venues than with a transcript.
The School of Computing's web and mobile computing badge is not a degree or certificate. The badge is designed to prepare you to:
- Design a stand-alone native mobile application on a modern mobile platform.
- Develop a web-based applications using a modern web stack.
- Explain the primary challenges and tradeoffs in designing distributed systems.
- Specify the requirements for a database application and then implement it using EER modeling, schema design and normalization, SQL/DDL, SQL/DML, stored procedures, and database triggers.
- Describe details of data communications and computer networks including TCP/IP protocol stack.
- Analyze security threats to computer networks and know how to protect against threats.
- CIS 654 - Computer Networking
- CIS 656 - Distributed Systems
- CIS 673 - Principles of Database Design
Admissions and Application
Completion of a bachelor's degree, and evidence of object-oriented programming skills are required for admission. To start your application:
- Visit gvsu.edu/admissions/graduate-application-24.htm/.
- Select the graduate online application. If you are new to the Grand Valley admissions site, please create an account at this time.
- Application type, select "graduate degree/coursework."
- Next, choose "For personal development without completing a Graduate Degree nor receiving a Graduate Certificate."
- Under interest area, select "other."
- Choose your semester start date, and proceed with the rest of the application.
- Contact the School of Computing and Information Systems at email@example.com and inform them of your intent to enroll in the badge program.
Why Earn a Digital Badge at Grand Valley?
- Badges document knowledge, skills, and competencies you've gained through various learning and professional development opportunities.
- Pursuing a badge, either in continuing education or while completing a degree, can enhance your education.
- Digital badges can be displayed on social media, websites, and in emails.
- Completing a badge is an opportunity for you to highlight particularly marketable and desirable skills to potential employers.