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C++ Programming Enhanced Skills Certificate

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Successful organizations need people that know how to use technology to find solutions to business challenges. Individuals who understand how to contribute to productivity using technology are valued employees.

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology (AAS) curriculum includes a common core and two levels of certificates. The AAS core provides a strong foundation in the key information technology areas of programming logic and structure, language implementation and ethics. This core provides a foundation that can be used to build a knowledge base for a variety of information technology careers. Students who have technology degrees or who have articulated courses from high school may receive advanced training in a specific programming language or languages.

The general education core courses, COSC classes, and some technical courses transfer to a variety of universities. Technical AAS degrees transfer in total to some universities. Contact a counselor or advisor at any college for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Programming students interested in transferring to a bachelor’s program in computer science should consider completing the AS degree with a field of study in computer science. See the academic transfer section of this catalog for details.


Please contact the Computer Information Technology Departments for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 3 Credits
ITSE 13071 Introduction to C++ Programming 3
Second Semester Courses 6 Credits
ITSE 23311 Advanced C++ Programming 3
INEW 23321 Comprehensive Software Project 3
C++ Programming Enhanced Skills Certificate Program Total 9 Credits


  1. Courses used to meet requirements in AAS cannot be used toward requirements in enhanced skills certificate.
Computer Programming Specialist AAS Degree with C++ Programming Enhanced Skills Certificate Grand Total 69 Credits

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Career Options

Median wage: $79,4831

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Analyst Programmer2
  • Applications Developer2
  • Computer Programmer2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Texas Wages and Employment Projections is brought to you by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. TexasWages.com
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


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Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

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