University of Charleston

Coding (Certificate)

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Program Overview

The Coding certificate is designed to prepare you for employment in the technology sector or for entry into a degree program in Computer Science. The curriculum provides students with basic and mid-level computer programming skills while also providing students with opportunities to apply these skills to real-life applications and projects.

  • Courses include all core areas of computer programming, including programming and software engineering.
  • UC was the first institution in the state to offer an undergraduate-level certificate program in computer programming.
  • Coding is becoming more relevant to different career paths outside of computer programming.
  • An excellent choice for those who aspire to work in the fields of information technology, information systems, and computer programming.

Job Opportunities

This certificate program prepares you for jobs such as:

  • Software Engineer
  • Application Engineer
  • Game Designer
  • Technical Writer
  • Programming Instructor


Prepared for the Evolving Technology Field

By understanding coding, you can understand technological changes in a wide variety of industries – and be prepared for those changes.