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Prepare for the future today, and become an expert in computer programming and development.

The Programming Certificate program is designed for new and experienced computer programmers. So, no matter your level of experience, TCL will give you the high-tech skills you need for a rewarding career. Experienced computer programmers earn $79,960 on average annually in S.C., according to 2020 reports from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Technical College of the Lowcountry’s  21-credit-hour programming certificate can be completed in as little as two semesters, or you can complete classes as your schedule allows. Evening, online and in-person classes give you the flexibility you need.

Courses include Visual Basic, C++, and JAVA programming. Languages used in Internet programming and scripting are also covered including HTML, VRML, and more. Plus, this program is eligible for the S.C. Wins Scholarship, which can pay up to $65 per credit hour.

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    Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.

    Quick Facts


    CAREER IN A SNAP

    This 21-credit-hour certificate program can be completed in as little as two semesters.

    MULTILINGUAL

    Learn Visual Basic, C++, and JAVA.

    MORE THAN BASIC

    Advanced courses are offered in both C++ and Visual Basic.

    PROGRAM COST


    Tuition: 21 credits x $190 per credit = $3,990.

    Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.

    *Based on Fall 2019 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.

    WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING


    “Knowing computer programming sets you up for a wide variety of computer occupations.”

    Karen Smith

    Instructor

    FAQS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    Is this program for you?

    The program is a great fit for those who:

    • Possess strong communication skills.
    • Already have a working knowledge of computers.
    • Want to work from anywhere.

    Program Dean


    Shunda Ware

    Dean, Business and Industrial Technologies

    843-525-8238

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 118

    Instructors


    Karen Smith

    Computer Technology Instructor

    843-525-8323

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 126