Accelerated IT Academy - Programming and Coding: CS

Accelerated IT Academy - Programming and Coding: CS

Certificate of Specialization | 18 credit hours minimum

Area of Interest: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

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Program Description:

The Accelerated IT Academy—Programming and Coding Certificate of Specialization provides a pathway for entry level Software Programming and Coding jobs. This program simulates real world experiences using C#, Java,  database management, hands-on projects, critical thinking skills, and debugging and testing exercises.  Additionally, in this program students will build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating skill mastery. Graduates will be qualified for employment in support and junior developers positions in the software developer settings or IT related field. The five courses in this program are transferable to the Software Developer Associate in Applied Science program. 

Locations. This program is offered in its entirety at Florissant Valley. 

Related Programs. The Computer and Information Technology Department offers an associate in the following area:

Software Developer, Associate in Applied Science

Cost of Attendance.  For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES

Program Career and Salary Information.  Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest. 

The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. design programs that meet secure coding standards.
  2. write professional and quality code.
  3. design database management systems that comply with current industry standards.
  4. demonstrate critical thinking skills in programming and database management.
Program Requirements
IS 166C# and Java Programming I4
IS 168GitHub for Developers1
IS 229Unix/Linux I3
IS 253C# Programming II4
or IS 287 Java Programming II
IS 291Workplace Learning: Computer and Information Technology3
Electives: (Choose One)
IS 288Java Programming III3-4
or IS 283 C# Programming III
or IS 225 Database Management
or IS 237 Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security - CompTIA Security+
or IS 139 Web Publishing
Total Credit Hours18-19

Full-Time Academic Plan

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Fall 2024, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IS 166 C# and Java Programming I4Reading ProficiencyFirst 8-week
IS 168 GitHub for Developers1Reading ProficiencyFirst 8-week
IS 229 Unix/Linux I3Reading ProficiencyFirst 8-week
IS 253 C# Programming II
or Java Programming II
4IS 153 or IS 167 or IS 187 or IS 166 with minimum grades of "C" and Reading ProficiencySecond 8-week
IS 291 Workplace Learning: Computer and Information Technology3Enrollment in an IS program, department approval, and Reading Proficiency16-week with work component
IS 283 C# Programming III
or Java Programming III
or Database Management
or Fundamentals of Information Assurance/Security - CompTIA Security+
3-4IS 253 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencySecond 8-Week
Credit Hours18-19
Total Credit Hours18-19

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.