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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.

Program Requirements:

  • 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

 Total Credits: 51