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Programming Certificate

Academic Map

Computer programmers are the unsung heroes in the IT field. Every system must run at its optimum performance to deliver information vital to doing business. Programmers provide the means to retrieve that data. MACC trains programmers in several languages to meet the world's IT needs. Visual Basic, Java and C++ are the core languages. Individuals also learn SQL, a database query language used in database management and more. Concepts are delivered to provide maximum transfer of knowledge to other languages. Programming graduates are prepared to enter the field as entry-level programmers or transfer to a four-year institution. MACC also offers multiple Certificates of Specialization in this field.

Course Required Courses
Hours Milestone*
 CIT105  ^Programming I 3  CIT105
 CIT106  IT Essentials 3  
 CIT135  ^Object Oriented Programming I 3  
 CIT145  Web Design I 3  
 CIT201  ^Relational Database Systems 3  
 CIT205  ^Programming II 3  
   Directed Electives (See Below) 14  
  Directed Electives (14 credit hours needed)
 ACC101  Elementary Accounting I 3  
 BUS150  ^Business Communication 3  
 CIT150  Linux Administration I 3  
 CIT152  Introduction to Networks 3  
 CIT153  ^Routing and Switching Essentials 3  
 CIT245  ^Web Design II 3  
 CIT255  ^Cyber Security 3  
 CIT261  ^Systems Project: Programming 3  
 CIT295  ^Computer Information Technology Internship 2-3  
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  
 SKL250  ^Employment Seminar 1  
  Total Hours for Certificate (minimum) 32  


*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the certificate in a timely manner. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

** Certificate is granted upon successful completion of all required courses plus directed elective courses totaling a minimum of 32 credit hours.

***Virtual course delivery is available for all "CIT" classes required in this degree program and for many other required classes. Talk to your program advisor to learn which courses are offered in the virtual delivery format.

****Note for all Information Technology AAS degrees and certificates (32 credit hour and Certificates of Specialization): A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all required CIT courses (course prefix "CIT") to earn an AAS degree, 32 credit hour certificate, or Certificate of Specialization).

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

This academic map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between MACC and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to meet the academic objectives of the college. MACC specifically reserves the right to modify, delete, or add to any academic map at any time within the student’s period of study at the college.