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Computer Information Systems: Programming I

(B30) Certificate

This certificate consists of a core of courses which provide job entry skills in the area of computer programming. This certificate can also be the function for advancement to higher level positions in an expanding field.

Work and Employment

Computer programmers write software and prepare lists of logical steps the computer follows to organize data, solve a problem, or do other tasks. Applications programmers write programs to handle specific jobs such as programs to control inventory or provide access to online databases. They may work for all types of firms that use computer systems. Systems programmers usually work for organizations with large computer centers and for firms that manufacture computers or develop software. They make changes in the sets of instructions that determine how the computer handles the various jobs it has been given. Programming requires logic, abstract thinking and attention to detail.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Counseling Office, 815/835-6208; Kevin Megill, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6251; Alan Pfeifer, Dean of Information Services, 815/835-6218; Valarie Wittman, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, 815/835-6388.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on current tuition and fee rates for the required number 9 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $1,017.00 $2,898.00 $3,141.00
Student Activity Fee $75.00 $75.00 $75.00
Course Fees $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
Total Tuition and Fees $1,152.00 $3,033.00 $3,276.00

Estimated Additional Costs

The following figures are based on the average estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 9 credit hours. Actual costs will vary; check the Class Schedule for actual book costs.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Room and Board $3,375.00
Books and Supplies $479.94
Grand Total $5,006.94 $6,887.94 $7,130.94