Certificate in C# Programming

Develop for the Microsoft .NET Framework


Program Details

  • Location: Bellevue, Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,750

Next start date:

January 2020

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About this Program

The C# programming language is the major language used to develop applications for the Windows operating system. In this three-course certificate program, we’ll start by navigating through C# and object-oriented tools. We’ll show you how to design and build robust, data-driven Windows and web client applications using the latest technologies, including the Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) and ASP.NET Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern using the Microsoft .NET Framework and Visual Studio development environment. Learn how to create your own applications to add to your professional portfolio and build a career in software development with this powerful and widely used language.

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Technically oriented professionals who want to become software engineers, or developers who want to enhance their programming skills. Those with less experience should consider taking our courses in Foundations of Programming (C# and .NET) and Foundations of Algorithms & Data Structures first.

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Video Overview

Learn how the Certificate in C# Programming provides insight into the latest programming techniques for this dynamic language.

Duration: 02:30


  • Basic concepts of the .NET Framework
  • The ways that object-oriented programming, multithreading and class libraries improve application performance and design
  • How to use common Windows controls and create Windows presentation forms and applications using XAML and CSHTML
  • Insights on data binding, data structures, entity framework, storage techniques, exception handling, strings, regular expressions, generics and collections
  • Web development with ASP.NET MVC patterns, HTML5, JavaScript and jQuery


  • Develop and debug Windows client applications and web applications, and connect with SQL databases
  • Complete a mashup project for web services
  • Use Microsoft Visual Studio, .NET Framework and SQL Server (free downloads)

Program Overview

We offer this program in two formats: a standard three-quarter version, and an intensive two-quarter version intended for more experienced programmers. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Formats

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »


Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings


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