Computer Programming Certificate

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Computer Programming/Programmer, General. 110201


Program Synopsis Computer Programming Certificate

Program Location: Signal Peak, Aravaipa, Maricopa, Superstition Mountain, & San Tan Campuses

Course Objective:
Description: The Computer Programming Certificate emphasizes knowledge and skills required to design, develop, test, and document structured and object-oriented programs utilizing a variety of programming languages. It prepares students for entry-level positions in computer programming. Successful completion may lead to Certified Software Development Professional and Oracle Certified Java Programmer.

Competencies to be achieved:
* Understand different network topologies and their structure
* Install Windows 2000 server.
* Install Windows 2000 workstation.
* Create an active directory in Windows 2000 server.
* Create and modify user accounts.
* Create and modify server policies.
* Install and configure Internet information server.
* Join Windows 2000 workstation to a domain.
* Configure DNS on Windows 2000 server.
* Configure a DHCP server.
* Configure a WINS server.
* Build a trust relationship between two servers.
* Test the network to insure that the network is functioning properly.
* Demonstrate an understanding of numeric data types and variables.
* Apply decision-making techniques.
* Validate input with strings and functions.
* Understand repetition techniques in programming.
*  Process text files with arrays and lists.
* Create and use dialog controls common to Windows and structured error handling.
* Create a multiple-document application.
* Create reusable components with classes.
* Deploy a VB.NET application.
* Develop and use Applets.
* Apply inheritance concepts.
* Understand swing components; use layout managers and the event model.
* Create exception handling instances.
* Create multi-thread and animation
* Create user-defined data types.
* Create user-defined functions.
* Apply recursion methodology.
* Create records.
* Understand the differences between records and classes.
* Create lists, linked lists using pointers.
* Use overload functions.
* Create and use stacks and queues.
* Apply the searching and sorting techniques.
* Organize data in a binary search tree.
* Insert and delete items in a binary search tree.
* Develop documentation techniques throughout the program development cycle.

Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):
Tuition (In-State) 25 x $75 = $1,875
Tuition (Out of State) 25 x $150 = $3,750

Additional fees:
Textbooks: $600
Supplies $200
IEEE CDSA Exam Fee: $295
OCP Exam Fee for Java SE 5 and 6: $245.
OCP Exam Fee for Java SE 7: $245.
OCP Exam Fee for Java SE 8: $245.

Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):

Books vary by course and instructor. Different instructors require different books.
* CIS112 – New Perspectives on HTML 5 and CSS: Comprehensive
* CIS120 – Test Out Office Pro
* CIS121 – Test Out Client Pro
* CIS123 – Microsoft Visual C#: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming 8th Edition
* CIS162 – Intro to Programming Languages 6th Edition
* CIS176 – Starting out with Python 4th Edition
* CIS178 – A Guide to SQL 10th Edition & Database Systems: Design, Implementation & Mgmt 12th Edition
* CIS216 – Programming in Java with Zylabs

Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
Current Software: Microsoft Office 2021, Including Access; Visual C#, Java, Python

WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Name: Veronica Duran
Phone number: 520.494.5481

Direct Website link to the program:

Additional information:
Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: None

Other requirements needed:

Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):

Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)
Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: No
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization: Certified Software Development Professional and Oracle Certified Java Programmer
Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: No
Career Pathway: 
Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Yes. HLC accredited courses are recognized by other educational institutions. The CCA and CMRS certifications are also recognized by the medical billing and coding field.
Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)
Yes or No: Yes
Accrediting Agency and link to website: Higher Learning Commission;

Credential Attainment Rate: Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential during WIOA program participation or within one year after exit from WIOA
Not tracked.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Central Arizona College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)


Local WIB

2003 - ARIZONA@WORK - Pinal

Type of Attainment:

Computer Programming Certificate

Name of Credential

Computer Programming Certificate

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Pell Grant; Scholarship

Refund Policy

See Synopsis

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


Testing/Exam Fees

$1,030.00 CDSA; OCP for Java SE Programming

In-State/District Tuition


Out-of-State/District Tuition


Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

15-1231.00Computer Network Support Specialists
$28.90 per hour
15-1251.00Computer Programmers
$37.38 per hour
Required Certification: CDSA; OCP in Java Programming

Provider Status



8470 N Overfield Rd, Coolidge, Arizona 85128

Phone Number

(520) 494-5444

Web Address

Last Updated

Apr 02, 2024


Feb 16, 2012


Sep 27, 2024

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