Virtual Reality Foundations Certificate

OverviewUnity User: Programmer Certificate photo - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

Are you interested in creating your own apps in virtual reality? Get started in a career as a developer in the real-time 3D ecosystem by taking this Virtual Reality Foundations Certificate course.

Virtual reality is a rapidly growing, high-wage field with job opportunities in the Seattle area, throughout the country, and internationally. Virtual reality offers unlimited possibilities for use in science, technology, education, entertainment, and beyond. 

Develop skills to become a creator in virtual reality, and help shape the future of the technology while it’s still in its early stages. This certificate course is part of Seattle Colleges' Extended Reality micropathway, one of the only programs of its kind in the nation.

The course will focus on using Unity software -- learn more about Unity. This education will prepare you to take the Unity User: Programmer Certification and Unity User: VR Developer User exams.

This  Virtual Reality Foundations Certificate course consists of three classes. Click on these links for more information about each, and to register.


Duration: Three quarters, one class per quarter; estimated minimum of 5-10 hours/week of total student commitment
Total Hours: 140
Cost:  $4,485 total:

Learning Objectives

  • Develop the skills to create your own apps in virtual reality
  • Create interactive, real-time 3D experiences (using Unity software)
  • Explore a career path as a developer within the real-time 3D ecosystem

Who Might Enjoy This Certificate Program

  • Future creators in the real-time 3D ecosystem
  • People interested in exploring a career path in extended reality development
  • Future developers who want to create their own game or app
  • Anyone interested in learning how to create immersive experiences in Unity
  • People interested in taking the Certified User exams

Preferred qualifications:

  • High-school level of mathematics knowledge
  • Basic familiarity with computers and graphic software (like Adobe Photoshop)
  • Basic knowledge of programming concepts like variables, loops, and conditional logic