The Junior Programmer certificate is to provide students with a quality education that motivates students to reach their full potential through up-to-date programming course content, and outstanding instruction.
The Junior Programmer Pathway Certificate is designed to prepare students with computer programming, general problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills necessary to obtain entry-level work, or continue towards their AAS in Computer Information Systems.
Students who successfully complete the Junior Programmer Pathway Certificate will:
- Demonstrate the skills necessary for entry-level jobs in computer programming
- Develop programming skills
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It's easy and only requires TWO steps.
Fill out our response form. This will alert us that you are interested in the CIS programs.
If you are new to UCC (you've never taken a class), apply to UCC. Otherwise, you are done for now. You will be contacted about the next steps.
This Pathway Certificate is a short-term educational goal aimed towards specific areas in Computer Information Systems. This certificate will address the need for a logical pathway of success for students. A student will be able to earn the certification and then continue seamlessly on to the existing CIS program. Those who are already employed in the profession that want to upgrade their job skills in a specific area may also benefit from this certification. This certificate may lead to entry-level programmer jobs.
Completion of MTH 095 or placement test scores indicating MTH 105 or higher and WR 121 or higher is required.
It is strongly recommended that Computer Science (CS) and Computer Information Systems (CIS) students have access to a personally-owned, 64-bit Windows laptop with at least 16 GB of RAM, 1-2 TB hard disk, and other standard laptop accessories. You can purchase a full version of Microsoft Office in the UCC campus store at a very low, discounted student price.
Other CIS Certificates & Degrees at UCC
- Computer Science: AS
- Cybersecurity: AAS - New!
- Computer Information Systems: AAS
- Computer Information Systems: One-Year Certificate
- Junior Database Administrator: Pathway Certificate
- Junior Web Developer: Pathway Certificate
- Cisco Networking Support Technician: Pathway Certificate
- Microsoft Networking Support: Pathway Certificate
- Server Administrator: Pathway Certificate
- Microsoft Office Technologist: Pathway Certificate
High School Students
Get a head start by becoming a dual credit student. Dual credit students attend UCC and high school. You can complete high school requirements, work on college prerequisites and earn credits towards a degree or certificate all at the same time.
First Generation College Students
Will you be the first in your family to go to college? Take advantage of the Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP). It's FREE. The TOP program provides the extra help you will need to be successful at UCC so you can transfer smoothly to university studies.
Residents of WA, ID, NV, and CA
If you are from Washington, Idaho, Nevada, or California, you pay Oregon resident tuition rates. That's a big discount. You might also be interested in what life is like around UCC. Find out.
Money for College
Get access to millions of dollars that are available to students - not just loans. There are scholarships, grants and work study opportunities. Every student can use money for college. It can help you to be more successful. Plus, it can lower your debt load when you finish college. Some students actually leave college debt-free. Here are some important sources of money for college. Don't let these opportunities for financial aid pass you by. Act now. Decide. Commit. Succeed.
- Pell Grants part of FAFSA (for undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need.)
- Federal Work Study part of FAFSA (Work on Campus. Get experience in the workforce.)
- Scholarships, OSAC, FAFSA, and more (Sources of money for college.)
- UCC Scholars (Tuition waiver for high school seniors with high GPAs.)
At UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes
Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
John Blackwood, MS - Contact
Associate Professor, CIS
Vince Yip, MS - Contact
Associate Professor, CIS