FF41 Foundations of Computer Programming, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin Campus and Henry Site

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 2 term
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 15

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. Students can receive this TCC during their first two semesters, this gives students a chance to start receiving certificates as they work toward their diploma and degree.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements.


All pre-requisite courses must be completed with at least a C grade.

Course Expiration

To ensure that students graduate with current skills in computer information systems, all CIST courses must be taken five years prior to graduation. Courses older than five years must be retaken. Courses transferred from other colleges also follow the five year rule.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Caren Smith, M.S., Program Coordinator

Email: Caren.Smith@sctech.edu           

Phone: (770) 467-6044


Program Courses


CIST 1001Computer Concepts


CIST 1305Program Design and Development


CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals


CIST 2371Java Programming I