2022-2023 College Catalog

Foundations of Computer Programing TCC

Foundations of Computer Programing TCC (Major Code: FF41) 

Program Description

This program provides an introduction to computer programming. Instruction covers basic operating systems, programming concepts, structured programming, and problem solving. This technical certificate is an embedded certificate within the existing computer programming diploma and associate degree programs.

This Program is Not Available for Financial AId.

Career Information


Computer Occupations

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 15% nationally and 13% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $35,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Peter Ejindu

Program Coordinator, Computer Information Systems

Academic Building C2310A



Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 2 Terms
Credit Hours: 15
Estimated Program Cost: $2,642

Required Courses

Occupational Courses - (15 Credits)

CIST 1001Computer Concepts


CIST 1305Program Design and Development


CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals


Select one of the following courses

CIST 2371Java Programming I



CIST 2742Beginning Python Programming


Total Credit Hours: 15


Program Outcomes

1. Graduates will be able to understand information systems and programming concepts.
2. Graduates will be able to understand the importance of information security.
3. Graduates will be able to utilize programming logic skills.
4. Graduates will be able to manage system resources effectively.
5. Graduates will be able to demonstrate problem-solving and troubleshooting techniques.