Certification

Cross campus offerings include undergraduate certificates in cyber security and software development

Big Data Applied Statistical Analysis

Type: Graduate Certificate

The department provides opportunities to study both applied and theoretical aspects of statistics. Computers are extensively used in statistics instruction, and statistical software packages and programs are utilized in various courses. Data analysis is an important aspect in applied statistics courses. Statisticians work closely with other scientists and researchers to develop new statistical techniques, adapt existing techniques, design experiments and direct analyses of surveys and retrospective studies.

Computer Science Education

Type: Graduate Certificate

Delivery: Online

This certificate is primarily aimed at high school teachers in need of credentials to teach “dual credit” courses in their schools as well as AP Computer Science instructors. The graduate certificate in Computer Science Education is comprised of six 3-credit courses for a total requirement of eighteen credits, aimed at preparing for teaching high school CS. The certificate program will be offered online, all year long as courses are developed. The courses are selected for their content which covers the essential, core concepts of Computer Science, and how to teach them.

CCNA Cyber Ops

Type: Industry Certificate

Delivery: Online

BSC’s partnership with TrainND provides customized training programs designed to serve the specific needs of business and industry.  Continuing Ed can help you or your employees become proficient at what matters most. We offer computer training in Accounting, Basic Computer Skills Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Database, Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design, Microsoft Office, Networking/Hardware, Programming, Internet Marketing/Social Media, Security, and Website Development

Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)

Type: Industry Certificate

Delivery: Online

BSC’s partnership with TrainND provides customized training programs designed to serve the specific needs of business and industry.  Continuing Ed can help you or your employees become proficient at what matters most. We offer computer training in Accounting, Basic Computer Skills Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Database, Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design, Microsoft Office, Networking/Hardware, Programming, Internet Marketing/Social Media, Security, and Website Development

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Type: Industry Certificate

Delivery: Online

BSC’s partnership with TrainND provides customized training programs designed to serve the specific needs of business and industry.  Continuing Ed can help you or your employees become proficient at what matters most. We offer computer training in Accounting, Basic Computer Skills Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Database, Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design, Microsoft Office, Networking/Hardware, Programming, Internet Marketing/Social Media, Security, and Website Development

CompTIA A+

Type: Industry Certificate

Delivery: Online

BSC’s partnership with TrainND provides customized training programs designed to serve the specific needs of business and industry.  Continuing Ed can help you or your employees become proficient at what matters most. We offer computer training in Accounting, Basic Computer Skills Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Database, Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design, Microsoft Office, Networking/Hardware, Programming, Internet Marketing/Social Media, Security, and Website Development

CompTIA Linux+

Type: Industry Certificate

Delivery: Online

BSC’s partnership with TrainND provides customized training programs designed to serve the specific needs of business and industry.  Continuing Ed can help you or your employees become proficient at what matters most. We offer computer training in Accounting, Basic Computer Skills Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Database, Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design, Microsoft Office, Networking/Hardware, Programming, Internet Marketing/Social Media, Security, and Website Development

CompTIA Security+

Type: Industry Certificate

Delivery: Online

BSC’s partnership with TrainND provides customized training programs designed to serve the specific needs of business and industry.  Continuing Ed can help you or your employees become proficient at what matters most. We offer computer training in Accounting, Basic Computer Skills Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Database, Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design, Microsoft Office, Networking/Hardware, Programming, Internet Marketing/Social Media, Security, and Website Development

Computer Networking

Type: Program Certificate

Delivery: On-campus / Online

Computer Networking courses will provide the learner with the fundamentals of computer networking, including the practical and conceptual skills needed to understand basic networking, build simple local area networks, perform basic device configurations, implement IP address schemes, and configure and troubleshoot routers and switches.

Customer Relationship Management

Type: Undergraduate Certificate

Courses for this certificate program include Business Language, Internet Languages, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Business Intelligence (BI), Introduction to Programming in Java, Project Management, and Database Theory/Design.

Cyberpsychology

Type: Undergraduate Certificate

Delivery: On campus

Advance your understanding of how people interact with and use cyber technologies. The Cyberpsychology certificate provides the understanding of how people use and interact with cyber technology through a behavioral science perspective.

Cybersecurity

Type: Graduate Certificate

Computer Science has twenty-one faculty with interests in most areas of computer science.  The Department has two dedicated student instructional laboratories, a cybersecurity laboratory, as well as ten research laboratories in which undergraduate and graduate students work together on a wide variety of research projects. 

Cyber Security Management

Type: Graduate Certificate

Delivery: Online

Minot State University’s new Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management (CM) is ideal for students who are interested in becoming leaders in their organization by adding to or updating their knowledge and skills in the area of information assurance and cybersecurity.

Data Entry Specialist

Type: Industry Certificate

Delivery: Online

The Data Entry Specialist Certificate prepares students for data entry positions. Students will learn Excel, database, and computer basics. Students will also be required to complete college composition courses, as often data entry specialists engage in report writing. Possible Career Paths include Data Entry Keyer, File Clerk, Typist, Administrative Assistant

Digital Marketing

Type: Industry Certificate

Delivery: Dickinson Campus, Bismarck Campus, Online

The Digital Marketing Certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in marketing fields in the new world of digital marketing. Possible Career Paths include Marketing Manager, Social Media Specialist, Digital Strategist, and Digital Brand Manager

Digital Production for Media Industries

Type: Undergraduate Certificate

Delivery: On-campus / Online

Learn valuable skills related to the modern media industry. The Digital Production for Media Industries Certificate provides communication fundamentals in an ever changing modern society, including the way digital files are developed, enhanced, encoded and distributed.

Enterprise Applications

Type: Undergraduate Certificate

Courses for this certificate program include Enterprise Systems, Project Management, Business Language, Advanced Business Languages, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Business Intelligence (BI), Integration of Business Processes in SAP ERP, Introduction to Structured Programming, Programming Language Topics, Systems Analysis and Design, Database Theory/Design.

Graduate Online Digital Teaching Certificate

Type: Graduate Certificate

Delivery: Asynchronous, online courses

Mayville State University in collaboration with the North Dakota Center for Distance Education (NDCDE) are pleased to offer a graduate certificate in online digital instruction.  This 10-credit graduate certificate is comprised of four courses that focus on the use of instructional technologies for teaching, learning, assessment, communication, and collaboration within an online environment. The certificate provides educators with focused learning experiences to gain the necessary skills that best support student learning through an online course delivery system.

Knowledge Management

Type: Graduate Certificate

Delivery: Online

Minot State University’s Graduate Certificate in Knowledge Management (KM) is ideal for students who are eager to learn about creating and exchanging organizational knowledge while exploring graduate education. The KM program prepares students to be knowledge leaders in their organizations giving them the skills to describe the purposes, uses, and value of knowledge management; use social spaces to present a business solution, collaborate and transfer knowledge; describe how intangible assets create value; manage knowledge workers in a virtual environment, and exploit technology to enhance and accelerate management decisions.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

Type: Program Certificate

Delivery: Online

BSC’s partnership with TrainND provides customized training programs designed to serve the specific needs of business and industry.  Continuing Ed can help you or your employees become proficient at what matters most. We offer computer training in Accounting, Basic Computer Skills Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Database, Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design, Microsoft Office, Networking/Hardware, Programming, Internet Marketing/Social Media, Security, and Website Development

Modern Computing

Type: Program Certificate

Delivery: On-campus / Online

These courses provide students with opportunities to gain experience installing, configuring, securing, and administering Linux network services, along with an understanding of the methods, policies, and procedures needed to maintain systems availability and response and mitigation to incidents, based on the cause.

Offensive and Defensive Security

Type: Program Certificate

Delivery: On-campus / Online

Offensive and Defensive Security courses cover digital forensics, installing, configuring, and managing firewalls. In general, the goal is to prepare learners by providing theory and extended configuration features necessary to set up traffic handling, advanced content/user identification, quality of service, global protection, monitoring/reporting, and high availability of next-generation firewall technologies. Lastly, network penetration testing will be learned so that students can apply cybersecurity defense skills.

Online Digital Teaching Certificate

Type: Undergraduate Certificate

Delivery: Asynchronous, online courses by demand

This 10-credit undergraduate certificate is comprised of four courses that focus on the use of instructional technologies for teaching, learning, assessment, communication, and collaboration within an online environment. The certificate provides educators with focused learning experiences to gain the necessary skills that best support student learning through an online course delivery system.

Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Entry-Level Technician (PCCET)

Type: Industry Certificate

Delivery: Online

Bismarck State College offers education and Palo Alto Networks certification for high school and college-level educators across the region so they can ensure that every student, in every school is cyber educated. Train your HS teachers and college instructors to teach Palo Alto Networks curriculum. Provides operational support, troubleshooting, and curriculum integration from BSC faculty, as well as Netlab and Online equipment access for teachers/instructors and students. Semiannual support evaluation and collaboration meetings, and Palo Alto Regional Academy newsletters and updates

Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA)

Type: Industry Certificate

Delivery: Online

Bismarck State College offers education and Palo Alto Networks certification for high school and college-level educators across the region so they can ensure that every student, in every school is cyber educated. Train your HS teachers and college instructors to teach Palo Alto Networks curriculum. Provides operational support, troubleshooting, and curriculum integration from BSC faculty, as well as Netlab and Online equipment access for teachers/instructors and students. Semiannual support evaluation and collaboration meetings, and Palo Alto Regional Academy newsletters and updates

Secure Programming

Type: Program Certificate

Delivery: On-campus / Online

These courses will give learners a background in the Python language for computer programming, including fundamentals, logic development, top down program design, and application creation.

Security and Hacking

Type: Program Certificate

Delivery: On-campus / Online

The Security and Hacking courses will give students practical Linux experience. Also included are courses that expand students’ knowledge in information security, providing them with the principles, technologies, and practices to secure computers and networks.

Social Media Strategies in Communication

Type: Undergraduate Certificate

Delivery: On-campus / Online

Learn valuable skills related to social media strategies. The Social Media Strategies in Communication Certificate provides communication fundamentals, including content creation, strategic communication and communication technologies.

Society, Technology & Values

Type: Undergraduate Certificate

Delivery: On-campus / Online

Develop important perspectives and skills that can be used to help succeed in a future which promises to be increasingly shaped by humans’ interactions with technology. The certificate in Society, Technology, & Values examines issues surrounding the way technology is shaping modern society, and how these new technological influences are having an effect on political, civil, and personal values.

Software Engineering

Type: Graduate Certificate

Delivery: On-campus / Online

Software Engineering is focused on the application of systematic, disciplined, and quantifiable approaches to the development, operation, and maintenance of software systems. Inclusive of computer programming but going well beyond, Software Engineering is concerned with methodologies, techniques, and tools to manage the entire software life cycle, including development of requirements, specifications, design, testing, maintenance, and project management. The advent of Software Engineering is a natural result of the continuous quest for software quality and reusability, and the maturing of the software development industry.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Engineering

Type: Graduate Certificate

Delivery: On-campus / Online

Get ahead of your competition with a certificate in a groundbreaking engineering field. A graduate certificate in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Engineering will put you at the fore-front of one of the fastest-growing technical fields in modern history. Training that focuses on detailed, aerospace topics provides high-level engineers more opportunities to advance their careers and command greater salaries.

Web Page Development and Design

Type: Program Certificate

Delivery: On-campus / Online

In this ever-changing, high-demand field, BSC’s Web Page Development and Design program offers students training in Web languages, Adobe Creative Suite software, Search Engine Optimization and e-commerce development. Enrollment options include a one-year Certificate or two-year degree.