CECS provides opportunities for students from all backgrounds to develop future talent skills on rapidly emerging topics. An integral part of our programs is our stackable certificates. These 12 credit hour certificates are developed by collaboration between CECS and faculty from across the university. A typical CECS certificate includes a 3-credit gateway course offered by CECS that brings students from all disciplines together in the same classroom and is strengthened by selected elective courses from across campus for a total of 9 credit hours.