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Undergraduate Coding Certificate

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  • Format

    Online and On Campus Options

  • Tuition

    $2,040 per course

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Learn the fundamentals of computer programming and language.

Through this undergraduate certificate, you gain an introductory understanding of the techniques and tools necessary for software engineering, database management, or website development.

What You'll Learn

  • Build a foundation in computer science and the art of programming through use of algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, and software engineering.
  • Learn to design, code, debug, and document programs.
  • Explore numerous programming languages, including Java, R, Python, C, C++, PHP, JavaScript, Swift, and SQL.
  • Gain knowledge of fundamental data structures for information processing, including lists, stacks, queues, trees, and graphs.

Earning Your Certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Choose a preferred course path from the CSCI E-50 track or CSCI E-10AB track.
  • Complete three certificate courses for undergraduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.

Certificate Tracks

This certificate is designed for students with little or no prior knowledge in computer programming and language. You should begin your studies with CSCI E-10A or CSCI E-50, depending on the certificate track you choose.

The undergraduate certificate in coding requires three courses. You may choose one of the following certificate course tracks:

CSCI E-50 Track

  • CSCI E-50 Intensive Introduction to Computer Science
  • CSCI E-33a Web Programming with Python and JavaScript
  • Elective (choose one course from select group)

CSCI E-10AB Track

  • CSCI E-10A Introduction to Computer Science Using Java I
  • CSCI E-10B Introduction to Computer Science Using Java II
  • CSCI E-22 Data Structures

Courses taken before the Fall 2020 semester do not apply toward this certificate.

Ready to take the next step?

You can enroll in your first course in the:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

See the schedules in the academic calendar.

Search For Courses

To find courses that apply toward the certificate use DCE Course Search and Registration:

  • Under Search Classes, scroll to Browse by Degree, Certificate, or Premedical Program.
  • Select Undergraduate Certificates.
  • Choose Undergraduate Coding Certificate to explore program courses.


Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2023–24 rate) $2,040 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $2,738 per course
Average Total Cost $6,120