C++ Programmer (Certificate)

Program Description

The C++ Programmer TCC measures a student's ability to accomplish coding tasks related to the basics of programming in the C++ language and the fundamental notions and techniques used in object-oriented programming. Completers of this certificate are C++ Programmers.

Program Details

  • Major Code: CP21
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Location: Griffin Campus and Henry Site
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 3 terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 15

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements


All pre-requisite courses must be completed with at least a "C" grade.

Course Expiration

To ensure that students graduate with current skills in computer information systems, all CIST courses must be taken five years prior to graduation. Courses older than five years must be retaken. Courses transferred from other colleges also follow the five year rule.

Program Courses

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual's path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Term Course Title Credits
First Term
CIST 1305 Program Design and Development 3
Second Term
Elective Choose one: 4
Option 1: CIST 1210 Introduction to Oracle Databases [*1] [*2]
Option 2: CIST 1220 Structured Query Language (SQL) [*1]
CIST 2361 C++ Programming I 4
Third Term
CIST 2362 C++ Programming II 4

Note: [*1] CIST 1200 - Database Management is a prerequisite for these courses.

Note: [*2] Course will be accepted when transferred in from another institution with a grade of a "C" or better but may not be offered at this institution.

Computer Programming

Program Faculty

Career and Academic Planning