Certificate in C# Programming

Develop for the Microsoft .NET Framework


Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle, Online
  • Duration: 5 - 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,597

Next start date:

October 2018

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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 show you how to design and build robust, data-driven Windows client and web applications using the Microsoft .NET Framework. Then you’ll create your own applications to add to your professional portfolio. 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

Certificate in C# Programming instructor Kalpana Viswanathan explains how the program trains students in 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 forms applications
  • Data structures, storage techniques, exception handling, strings, regular expressions and collections
  • Web development with ASP.NET, HTML5, JavaScript and jQuery


  • Develop Windows client applications, web applications and databases
  • Complete a mashup project for web services
  • Use Microsoft Visual Studio, Visio, Project, .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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