Programming Certificate

The objective of this certificate is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in entry-level positions in the field of computer programming or to continue to pursue a four-year degree in Computer Information Systems or Computer Science. The Programming Certificate indicates the student has acquired knowledge of computer programming including basic language structures, syntax, debugging, and application development.

Major/Program Requirements

Required Courses:

CSCI 110Introduction to Computer Science I (C++)



CSCI 120Introduction to Computer Science II (C++)


Students must complete at least nine (9) additional units from the following courses:

CIS 095Employability Skills for Technical Careers


CIS 105Database Concepts and Design


CIS 113Java Programming


CIS 117Web Page Scripting


CIS 121Android Application Development


CIS 125Introduction to C#.NET Programming


CIS 190DSoftware Development Work Experience


Total Credit Hours: 15.00


A student receiving a certificate in this field will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to write, compile, debug and execute well engineered and maintainable computer programs using a variety of programming languages that effectively meet the application requirements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and apply systematic debugging and testing processes.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to explain and apply the necessary processes, tools and skills used in application development.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in technical and business environments.