Introduction to Programming (Certificate)

Flexible Online Certificate in Computer Programming

Web-page development and related industries are increasingly in demand. Especially with so many businesses requiring websites that fulfill multiple functions – from sales to brand-building – while remaining intuitive, user-friendly and mobile-ready. Here’s your chance to get a foothold in the programming industry with the Introduction to Programming Certificate program from 100% online Grantham University.

What will I learn?
You will be introduced to the programming mindset, progressively developing skills in object-oriented programming using C++. You will also learn to create interactive web pages using HTML, XHTML, CSS and JavaScript.

What careers can I pursue with this certificate?
Upon completion, you should be prepared for entry-level website design and programming positions. Or you could transfer your certificate credit directly into Grantham’s bachelor’s degree program in computer science.

How long is this program?
At 19 credit hours, this online certificate program is designed to be completed in 8 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take each term.

How much will it cost?
The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?
Courses begin weekly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

Introduction to Programming Certificate Program Outcomes
After successfully completing the computer programming courses for this certificate, you will be able to:

  • Create web pages
  • Add interactivity to web pages
  • Write, compile and debug application programs

University Professional Outcomes
Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

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Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, military personnel, high school graduates, government employees, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Textbook Information

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
GU100 Student Success 1
CS192 Programming Essentials 3
CS197 Programming in HTML 3
CS208 Programming in JavaScript 4
CS263 Programming in C 4
CS265 Programming in C++ 4
Program and core: 19
Electives (0): 0
Total: 19

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Certificate
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available
Starts:Weekly

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