Certificate in Computer Programming

Programming is an essential skill for solving problems in many fields. Programming gives maximum flexibility in processing and understanding data, constructing computational models, and building user friendly applications. Programming skills are in high demand in the marketplace. Completing this certificate could be the first step towards a career that involves software development.

Students will apply object-oriented principles to develop software systems. Students will learn to apply and program data structures like lists, trees, and hash tables. The elective course allows to student to learn about software engineering, web programming, mobile device programming, or user interface design. The certificate program will officially begin in Fall 2016, but students can begin to take courses immediately.

Certificate in Computer Programming Requirements

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • CSCI 135 Fundamentals of Computer Science I or CSCI 250 Computer Modeling/Science Majors
  • CSCI 136 Fundamentals of Computer Science II
  • CSCI 231 Data Structures

Elective course (3 credits)

Student must complete one of the following courses:

  • CSCI 205 Programming Languages
  • CSCI 323 Software Science
  • CSCI 340 Database Design
  • CSCI 411 Advanced Web Programming
  • CSCI 412 Game and Mobile App
  • CSCI 443 User Interface Design