Programming Fundamentals Certificate

If you're interested in programming and you intend to transfer for a four-year degree, earn your Programming Fundamentals Certificate while you're at MCC. Learn basic programming, web development, and database skills and still have flexibility in choosing electives based upon what the four-year school you're transferring to will accept.

You can apply the credits from your Programming Fundamentals Certificate toward a Mobile Application Development AAS degree.

Contact (815) 455-8732 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $7,024.25

Credit Hours to Complete: 21

Weeks to Complete: 32

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What you need to know about getting your Programming Fundamentals Certificate (CIP 11.0201)

Total Programming Fundamentals Certificate Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,446.5 $7,008.33 $10,057.74 $10,057.74
Additional Costs $4,577.75 $4,577.75 $4,577.75 $4,577.75
Program Total $7,024.25 $11,586.08 $14,635.49 $14,635.49

What makes MCC's Programming Fundamentals Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

  • MCC has gathered an advisory team of business leaders to guide development of this program to ensure that the curriculum prepares students for today's job market.
  • By offering critical-thinking exercises, presentations and real-world experience, we help you develop the necessary technical and soft skills a developer needs to possess.
  • The classroom provides an open studio environment, equipped with round tables and laptops to allow for frequent project collaboration with user interface designers and artists. The classroom also has overhead screens on all four corners of the room for presentation of the live apps created by the instructor or students. Students also have an opportunity to evaluate each other’s work in a format called a Sprint.

What job opportunities are available to someone with a Programming Fundamentals Certificate?

  • Software developer
  • Web developer
  • User interface developer

How will MCC's Programming Fundamentals Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

  • The program includes internships and job shadowing. Department chairs maintain a good relationship with area recruiters and industry partners who specialize in mobile development and are members of the advisory panel.

By the Numbers:

  • Job Outlook: employment of software developers is projected to grow 17 percent through 2024

Outside of the Classroom

Ask about internships and job shadowing!

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

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