Career Certificate

Gain Computer programming proficiency

You know computers. You’ve heard of C++ and Python. You may even have some experience coding in these languages—and now you want expertise. With a certificate in programming, you make it happen.

Master object-oriented technologies, macros in Microsoft Access and database design in just three semesters. Some courses in your program include Introduction to SQL and Comprehensive Database.

What can you do with a Certificate in Programming?

With this certificate, you can enhance your programming skills. Work with analysts and engineers who design the software that you code. Opportunities in the field are extensive.

Your course work qualifies you to take industry exams: C++ Certified Associate Programmer (CPA) and C++ Certified Professional Programmer (CPP). Prepare yourself for careers where designing, implementing and debugging Python and C++ programs skills come in handy.

Depending on your current education and experience, your role could be:

  • Application programmer
  • Software developer
  • Junior software developer


  • Stackable Credentials

    Earn and learn as you go with stackable credentials.
  • WIOA Program

  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 1.5 Years

    Full-time students can complete in 1.5 years.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    CIT 112 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CIT 112
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CIT 113 3
    CIT 141 4
    • Course Code CIT 113
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CIT 141
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CIT 142 4
    CIT 241 3
    • Course Code CIT 142
      Course Title
      Credits 4
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code CIT 241
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

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*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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Computer Information Technology at CLC

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