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Blockchain Technologies

Overview

In 2018, Blockchain Technologies and its various applications are extending into the mainstream business community at an exponential rate. Governments, banks, insurance companies, technology start-ups and venture capital firms are all actively engaging in building new products and services on Blockchain technologies because the technology can work for almost every type of transaction involving value. Products such as smart contracts, financial agreements and cryptocurrencies are creating massive amounts of hype for Blockchain technologies. Any online product or service that requires a coded transaction is ripe for a Blockchain application.

In this program, you will be introduced to Blockchain Technologies as a concept and their vast applications. But what is a Blockchain Technology, and what makes it unique? A Blockchain is an online open ledger for anyone and everyone to see. This ledger has a serious level of encryption, through some sophisticated mathematics that makes it impossible to have its content altered. The most popularized example of a Blockchain technology product is Bitcoin, a peer-to-peer digital currency that has grown by a factor of 500% in 2017. But there are many other Blockchain applications, new products and services being built to capitalize on this new technology protocol. For starters, there are over 950 new cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum, Ethereum classic, Litecoin, Monero, Neo, Cordano and Eos, the list goes on. The applications for Blockchain technologies are limitless.

This program helps to meet the expanding needs of business and industry for professionals who can effectively utilize critical Blockchain Technology knowledge to add value to their businesses and future careers. According to PwC FinTech director Jeremy Drane, the number one issue facing the Blockchain industry is a lack of talent. An experienced Blockchain programmer can expect to earn $65,000 – $220,000 per year according to industry experts.

Who Should Enroll

This program is designed for professionals in a variety of industries and job functions who are looking to help their organization leverage Blockchain technologies. Specific job titles that would benefit from this program include: marketing, sales, business analysts, computer engineers, computer scientists, data scientists, researchers, and those professionals looking to broaden their skills in this high-demand field while leveraging their unique domain expertise.

Career Insight

Occupational summary for software developers and programmers in the United States.

2M
Jobs
(2017)
16.7%
Projected Growth
(2017-2027)
$76k-$127k
Annual Salary
(25th-75th Percentile)

Program Benefits

  • Learn from industry experts on what Blockchain Technology is, who is using it and why is it so revolutionary
  • Understand the mechanics behind Blockchain Technologies, how it works and what the future holds for Blockchain applications
  • Explain what kinds of technical applications, products and services are best suited to Blockchain Technologies
  • Understand Cryptocurrencies and the Crypto Ecosystem including Bitcoin and Ethereum
  • Determine related software technologies that are used to build Blockchain products and services
  • Learn methodologies and tools to apply Blockchain theories and use cases using a wide range of real data
  • Explain a variety of Blockchain applications, products and services and what makes them unique from other online products and services
  • Describe how a Blockchain works and functions
  • Understand common misconceptions, and challenges of Blockchain technologies
  • Understand what hardware is needed for Blockchain Technologies
How will blockchain be a part of your future?

Course Schedule

Required Courses

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
I&C SCI X471.37
Introduction to Blockchain Technologies (2 units)
I&C SCI X471.37
Online     Online
I&C SCI X471.38
Cryptocurrencies and Trading
I&C SCI X471.38
       
I&C SCI X471.39
Smart Contracts and Decentralized Apps
I&C SCI X471.39
  to be scheduled    
I&C SCI X471.57
Blockchain Coding
I&C SCI X471.57
  to be scheduled    

Elective Courses

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
Blockchain Techmologies
I&C SCI X471.58
Blockchain Cybersecurity
I&C SCI X471.58
       
I&C SCI X471.1
Introduction to Computer Programming Using C++ (3 units)
I&C SCI X471.1
  to be scheduled   Online
I&C SCI X426.64
Introduction to Programming with Python (2 units)
I&C SCI X426.64
Online to be scheduled to be scheduled Online
I&C SCI X471.04
JavaScript II (2 units)
I&C SCI X471.04
Online to be scheduled to be scheduled  

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full certificate.

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Learn How To Earn Your CertificateSpecialized Studies Award Requirements

A certificate is awarded upon completion of 12 credit units (8 required and 4 elective units) with a grade of “C” or higher in each course. All requirements must be completed within 5 years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. To receive your certificate, submit a Request for Certificate after completing all program requirements. Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

Advisory Committee

  • Alexander Feinberg, Blockchain Programmer
  • Drew Harding, Software Engineer, Pillar Project
  • Preethi Kasireddy, Blockchain Software Engineer, Founder & CEO, Schelling LA
  • Amit Manghani, Director Solution Manager, Business Analytics & Technology
  • Atif Mohammad, Adjunct Faculty Computer Science, UNC Charlotte

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.