The Computer Technologies Department offers a Programming Certificate for students who want to develop the technical expertise for a career in backend, middle-tier programming or web application development. The core portion of the Certificate provides students with a solid foundation in programming logic and database design. Students can focus on Java, C++, or Microsoft .NET as their development platform and then expand on their expertise by selecting electives in a particular area.

Successful completion of this program will allow students to seek employment in entry-level programming, quality assurance, technical support, or technical sales and integration.

Programming Certificate

Note: The Programming Certificate is a rigorous program. Students are expected to spend additional time beyond the minimum to complete requirements and achieve success. Students are also required to have college level reading, writing and math skills prior to enrollment. CIS112G Introduction to Object Oriented Programming or permission of the program advisor is required before taking any CIS1X8G course.

Core Courses

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
CIS113GDatabase Design and Management223
CIS124GWeb Development I223
CIS224GWeb Development II223
CIS1X8GIntroductory Programming Course Elective223
CIS2X8GAdvanced Programming Course Elective223
Total Credits15

Programming languages include .NET, Java, and C++.

ELECTIVE COURSES: 9 CREDITS (Choose a minimum of 3 courses):

Students must take at least one introductory and advanced class in the language of their choice. Once they complete the advanced course, they may select another programming language for study. All of the programming classes listed as part of the core can also count toward an elective.

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
CIS118GIntroduction to .NET223
CIS134GWeb Style and Design223
CIS146GLinux I223
CIS148GIntroduction to Java Programming223
CIS158GIntroduction to C++223
CIS177GIntroduction to Python223
CIS216GWeb Server Administration223
CIS218GAdvanced .NET223
CIS223GAdvanced SQL223
CIS246GLinux II223
CIS248GAdvanced Java Programming223
CIS249GLinux Databases223
CIS253GData Sharing223
CIS254GPHP and MySQL223
CIS258GAdvanced C++223
CIS291GAdvanced Topics223
Total Credits9

Total Overall Credits : 24


Program Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Design, implement and evaluate a computer-based process or program to meet desired needs.
  • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices.
  • Demonstrate a familiarity with state-of-the-art programming techniques, tools, and practices.
  • Demonstrate a solid foundation in the fundamental areas of computer science – which are algorithms, systems, and software – and exposure to multiple sub-disciplines of computer science.
  • Understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities related to IT, to include an understanding of cross-cultural issues and global perspectives.
  • Use written and oral communication skills necessary to be effective in the IT industry.
  • Recognize the need to maintain currency with future changes in the computing profession.
  • Use creative and critical thinking processes to work independently and/or collaboratively to develop complex solutions, and take the lead to implement those solutions.
  • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • Through the use of an online portfolio, students will assess and reflect upon their own learning and create a cumulative portfolio of their “best” work.

Salary Q&A

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15-24 Credits Required


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