The C# Programming Certificate is designed to help software professionals master Microsoft's .NET architecture using the C# programming language. Earn your certificate online at Champlain College and expand your career options with a credential employers will respect.

Graduates of our online C# Certificate will:

  • Learn to use the latest version of Microsoft's Visual Studio integrated development environment to write, debug and test programs.
  • Write programs on Microsoft's .NET's architecture using the C# programming language to build applications using computing technologies and techniques such as inheritance, polymorphism, exception handling, and GUI design.
  • Learn cutting-edge technologies such as working with files and streams, database connectivity, adding interactivity, and using web services to develop rich Internet applications.
  • Use the latest developer extension tools for Microsoft Visual Studio to program applications for Windows Phone. Basic skills to create a smart device project, adding functionality using forms and code, and emulator or device testing and deployment will be applied to increasingly complex mobile applications.


Note: Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Please click on the course name for a description and prerequisite information. If prerequisites are listed that are not currently part of the certificate program please call a CPS Counselor at 888-545-3459 for more information.

Course Number Course Name Credits
CMIT 135 Introduction to Computer Systems 3
CMIT 200 Relational Database Design and SQL 3
SDEV 260 Visual C# Programming I 3
SDEV 360 Visual C# Programming II 3
SDEV 200 Wireless Application Design & Development 3
SDEV 301 Mobile Programming w/.NET for Windows 3

Gainful Employment Information

The U.S. government's Gainful Employment Program regulations provide students with the information they need to make informed educational choices including total program costs, loan repayment rates, and career outlooks. As part of the recent regulations on information disclosure for Gainful Employment (GE, 2011), eligible institutions must make available a standard group of information for all programs defined by the GE regulation. For Champlain College, a private, not-for-profit post-secondary institution, all certificate programs fall under the GE definition.

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