Certificate in Computer Programming

The objective of a "Computer Programming" Certificate is to provide a fast-track certificate program to (re)train for a career in computer programming, and to satisfy some of the prerequisites for the Computer Science Software Development Graduate Program. For a complete list of requirements for admission into the graduate program, one should consult the graduate catalog. The certificate will assist students in learning the foundation of computer science and the skills of problem-solving, algorithm development, as well as program design, coding, testing and documentation.

The minimum admission requirement is a High School Diploma with 3 years of college preparatory mathematics or equivalent. This certificate program will be open to matriculated Marist students who meet the mathematics requirement and should also be very attractive to people who have already completed an Associate or Bachelor degree in areas other than Computing Sciences.

This certificate includes thirteen existing courses offered by the School of Computer Science and Mathematics. Eight of these courses are to be completed. Six of the thirteen are required.

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