C/C++ Programmer Certificate

Online, self-paced training that is focused on giving you the skills needed to succeed.

2-course track: $1,800

The C/C++ Programmer certificate program includes coverage of programming in the C and C++ languages. In the C Programming course, students are introduced to fundamental data types, flow control, standard function libraries as well as coverage of structured programming constructs and varargs functions. The C++ course introduces core object oriented programming concepts including inheritance, encapsulation and polymorphism. C++ syntax and style are taught in the context of using object-oriented methods to achieve reusability, adaptability and reliability. Students can utilize Microsoft Visual Studio to complete hands-on labs or a UNIX-based environment if desired.

Online learning gives you the flexibility to plan study time around the rest of your day. Our programs combine video, hands-on lab exercises and one-on-one facilitation to enable you to learn as your schedule allows. Labs are performed via remote access to a dedicated lab machine (unless a student requests to utilize their own equipment). Our unique commitment to student success includes a personal instructor to assure that your courses are completed on time and with full understanding of both the lecture content and the lab exercises.

Click the Curriculum tab below for detailed pdfs about each course in the program. Each course pdf contains a description of the course as well as a course overview outlining all the topics covered in the course.

Course Advisors are available at 978.256.9077 to answer any questions you may have.

  • C Language basics and development environment
  • Fundamental data types, storage classes and scope
  • Using Operators and expressions
  • Flow control constructs
  • Basic character and formatted I/O
  • Using C functions, arrays, strings and character manipulation
  • Accessing Command Line Arguments and environment variables
  • C Runtime Library Standard I/O functions
  • Writing software using C++
  • Defining your own types (classes) to extending the functionality of C++
  • Writing robust software that handles problems at run-time using exception handling
  • Writing C programs that make use of the Standard Template Library
  • Creating generic classes and functions that may be reused without modification

Students who lack industrial programming experience may elect to attend the introductory Learning to Program with C# course at no additional charge.

Required Courses Duration PDF
C Programming 35 hours
C++ Programming for C Programmers 28 hours
  • A personal facilitator is assigned to you for each course, assisting with questions or issues that arise during your training.
  • You receive electronic copies of the student and lab guides.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of class.
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees.


Once we receive your enrollment one of our Registrars will call you to confirm. Payment is due prior to the start of your first course. For multi-course certificate programs you can either pay in full or individually before the start of each course.

  • You receive electronic copies of the student and lab guides.
  • Logins will be sent to you for the lecture and lab portion of class.
  • An instructor will be assigned to you to help answer any questions regarding the class.

About Our Online Training Platform

  • Courses are designed to be a combination of lecture and comprehensive problem solving lab exercises
  • You are provided login credentials to view the course on any device whether it be a phone, tablet or computer
  • Lab exercises are performed via a dedicated lab machine
  • An instructor is assigned to assist you in completing lab exercises and to help with any questions about the course content
  • Our support team provides you with course selection guidance, personal course setup assistance and technical support
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