Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (Microcredential)

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expanding rapidly in numerous areas, and especially in the areas of manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, agriculture, and energy. Demand for AI familiarity and job skills is predicted to increase by more than 38% by 2030 (Grand View Research, 2022). As educators preparing a workforce for jobs both in the present and the future, we want to give our students the opportunity to learn about, understand, and gain job skills in this emerging and vital area.

This microcredential will give students a thorough grounding in basic computer and information technology skills, a broad overview of artificial intelligence as a cultural and industrial force, exposure to major areas of AI, and hands-on experience both with no-code AI tools, and with one of the most in-demand programing languages for AI.


  • CISS 100 Introduction to Computing and Information Sciences
  • CISS 103 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • CISS 109 Python Programming
  • CMPT 115 Introduction to Business Analytics with Microsoft Excel

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Credits earned in this microcredential are stackable to the following program:

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this microcredential, students will be able to:

  • Discuss fundamental ideas and principles of computing technology and information systems.
  • Apply data analytics tools to solve beginner level problems.
  • Define artificial intelligence, discuss its societal and cultural impacts, and distinguish between major sub-areas of artificial intelligence.
  • Gain hands-on experience with AI-related tools, applications and programming
  • Analyze, plan, and program solutions to beginner level problems.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Linda Lim, Ph.D.
Computer Science and Mathematics DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Room 230