The certificate program is designed for students who intend to pursue careers in the information technology field as programmers, programmer/analysts, technical support personnel, or positions in quality assurance, software consulting, and computer-related sales support. The program is suited to individuals with strong analytic and problem-solving abilities and emphasizes the development of problem-solving ability and structured, efficient programming design. Students have access to exceptional lab resources and super-fast Internet to gain hands-on experience by developing a variety of real-world applications in preparation for working in the field. Graduates may increase their education and employment prospects by applying the coursework from this certificate to a related degree at the Associate’s level.
Major Courses (33 credits)
Course: Credits: CIS105 Foundations of Computer Systems 3 CIS107 Computer Applications 3 CIS110 Fundamentals of Programming 3 CIS170 Systems Analysis & Design 3 CIS180 C# Language Programming 3 CIS181 UNIX/LINUX Operating System I 3 CIS280 Data Structures with C# 3 CIS285 Object Oriented Programming 3 CIS290 Fundamentals of GUI Design 3 CIS291 Advanced GUI Design 3 CIS320 Java Programming I 3
Other Requirements (3 credits)
Course: Credits: MAT220 Discrete Mathematics 3
Open Electives (15 credits)
Course: Credits: Electives 15