Online Undergraduate Certificate in Programming Essentials
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100% Online Programming Essentials Certificate classes start January 2, 2023.
How long is the Computer Programming Essentials Certificate Program?
- 7 courses
- 22 minimum credit hours
- Can be completed in as little as 10 months1 — or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.
Job Opportunities in the Computer Programming Field
Graduates of our online Programming Essentials Certificate program may consider, but are not limited to, opportunities in positions such as:
A software coder helps write and develop applications using software coding languages. They can work on a variety of project types, including mobile app development and website creation.
- Programmer I
Programmers code and test programming for software and mobile apps, as well as develop and deploy computer applications. The applications they work on can span a wide range of industries and functions.
- Information Systems Technician
This role requires researching and installing new systems and networks, implementing technology and assisting the work of systems and business analysts, developers and support specialists. This is a potential position for those who want to use their technical expertise to support business infrastructure.
|MATH114||Algebra for College Students|
|CEIS101C||Introduction to Technology and Information Systems|
|CEIS106||Introduction to Operating Systems|
|CEIS110||Introduction to Programming|
Information Systems and Programming
|CEIS150||Programming with Objects|
|CEIS299||Careers and Technology|
Computer Programming FAQs
How long does it take to earn a computer programming certificate?
To earn a computer programming certificate at DeVry, you will complete 7 courses totaling a minimum of 22 credit hours. This includes classes like Introduction to Technology and Information Systems and Introduction to Operating Systems. Our certificate program can be completed in as little as 10 months1 —or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.
What can you do with a computer programming certificate?
By completing a computer programming certificate program at DeVry, you will learn how to write code and implement software solutions using programming languages like Python. You may be able to pursue a career within the programming or information technology field with the certificate and skills you'll acquire during this program.
Which is more valuable: A certificate in computer programming or computer applications?
It depends on your personal goals and the type of work you are interested in doing. Learning programming can help you modify existing applications or create new applications, while a certificate in computer applications trains you to use common applications like office productivity software. However, since applications also utilize programming within their systems to design and deploy them, a certificate in computer programming may help you pursue roles as an application user as well.
Is a computer programming certificate worth it?
An Undergraduate Certificate in Programming Essentials may be worth investing in if your goal is to explore basic skills that you can use to prepare to pursue certain industry certification exams. Skills you learn in this program may even prepare you to pursue certain entry-level positions. Additionally, several of DeVry's certificate programs stack, meaning you may be able to leverage the credits earned during this program toward an associate or bachelor's degree at DeVry should you choose to continue your education in the future.4
Is the programming certificate program the same as a certification program?
No, the computer programming certificate program at DeVry is different from a certification. A certification is a credential awarded by an industry recognized group, such as CompTIA or Cisco. A certificate is an undergraduate or graduate credential awarded by an institution of higher learning (our Programming Essentials Certificate program is an undergraduate certificate). Both certificates and certifications can be useful when looking to start a career in information technology.
What jobs can you pursue with a certificate in computer programming?
Graduates of DeVry’s Programming Essentials Undergraduate Certificate program may consider, but are not limited to, the following careers:
- Programmer 1
- Information Systems Technician
Build Skills With Stackable Degrees
1Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
2Transitional studies coursework may affect program length and cost.
3Data is inclusive of all partner tuition savings, institutional scholarships and grants for the period for July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
4At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.