Computer Programmer, Certificate

(Code 170-605)

The Department of Computer Science offers a certificate to students and working computer professionals who desire the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to become computer programmers. 

Fifteen semester credits, including:
CS 145Programming for New Programmers4
or CS 148 Programming for Experienced Programmers
CS 163Introduction to Programming in C++3
or DS 150 Computing in Python: Fundamentals and Procedural Programming
CS 245Advanced Programming and Data Structures4
CS 252Computer Systems4
Total Credits15

Note: Students cannot pursue the Computer Science Major and the Computer Programmer Certificate to meet graduation requirements for completing a first and second degree program. 

Program Learning Outcomes 

Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcome:

  • Use and evaluate a wide variety of modern tools and languages used in the practical construction of computing systems.