Last updated 6/2/2015
Certificate Code: 5848
Debbie Collins, 309-796-5316, firstname.lastname@example.org
This certificate is offered at the Quad-Cities Campus.
This program is a one-year certificate that is ideal for those individuals with no previous programming experience who wish to enter this exciting and demanding career field. Course offerings are designed to give the fundamentals of programming through the creation of programs written in high-level programming languages. Black Hawk College’s PC Application Programmer Certificate provides students with the ability to develop, test, implement, and document customized desktop applications. Students will create object-oriented and event-driven programs using the Visual Basic programming language and will create customized Word, Excel, and Access applications using VBA.
Students starting this program and wishing to continue their education can do so with the Computer Information Technology Application Developer Track AAS.
Graduates of the program will find employment in PC programming in a business environment. The student will be prepared for an entry-level programming position.
PC Application Programmer Certificate
Certificate Code: 5848
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
BE 146 — Excel for Business (3)
BE 164 — Introduction to Database Management (3)
CIP 101 — Computer Logic & Design (3)
1ENGT 105 — PC Applications in Technology (3)
2Technical Elective (3)
CIP 201 — Microsoft Project (1)
CIP 104 — Intro to Computer Programming (3)
CIP 151 — Adv Office Applications w/VBA – spring only (3)
CIP 227 — Database Management – spring only (3)
3Technical Elective (3)
CIP 214 — C# Programming (4)
Minimum total hours required for certificate (32)
1May substitute CS 100 Introduction to Computers (3)
2, 3Suggested Technical Electives (6)
CIP 170 — Web Page Development (3)
CIP 217 — Advanced C# Programming (4)
NETW 120 — Basic Computer Networks (3)
NETW 167 — Scripting for Systems Administration (3)
Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.