Develop for the Microsoft .NET Framework
Next start date:
January 9, 2020
The C# programming language is the major language used to develop applications for the Windows operating system. In this three-course certificate program, you'll navigate through C# and object-oriented programming and learn how to design and build robust, data-driven applications not only for Windows, but for Mac and Linux as well. You'll use the latest .NET technologies, including the open-source, cross-platform .NET Core and ASP.NET Core frameworks, and .NET Standard libraries. 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.
Applicants must have one of the following:
We also recommend that you have:
If you're not a native English speaker, you’ll need to have at least basic English language skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements.
International students are welcome to apply to an online offering of this program, which doesn’t require a visa. To enroll in a classroom offering, you must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
You’ll need access to a Windows or Mac computer with:
Online students need a high-speed internet connection and we recommend a headset and microphone.
You earn the certificate by adhering to the program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.
Randall Root, an instructor in the Certificate in C# Programming Using .NET Core, discusses the versatility of this programming language and how it can help you in your career.
Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.
C# Programming Using .NET Core
Creating Client Applications Using .NET Core
ASP .NET Core Applications & Cloud Services
Certificate in C# Programming Using .NET Core
Approved by the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering.
View this program's advisory board.
Each of our programs uses an advisory board to review content, guide design and recommend updates to ensure the program remains current as the field of study evolves. By tapping the minds of the top thinkers, doers and leaders in the field, we offer a transformational learning experience. The following individuals serve as the advisory board for this program.
David Blodgett, Lead Instructor, Renton Technical College
Jack Cantwell, Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft
Debalina Datta, Program Manager, International & Academic Programs, UW Continuum College
Jack DeWinter, Sr. Software Development Engineer in Test, Live Nation Entertainment
David Figge, Principal Software Engineer, Streamline Digital
Dmitry Goncharenko, Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft Corporation
Bill Hodghead, Sr. Software Design Engineer, Crosslake Technologies
Spain McMillan, St. Staff Solutions Engineer, FTD Companies
Cristian Pop, Software Engineer, Microsoft
Join an upcoming information session to learn more about the program, curriculum and instructors.
Tue, Dec 3 at 12 p.m. – Online
Alex Shepler, a graduate of the Certificate in C# Programming, discusses how the certificate program helped fulfill his desire to keep learning.
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Senior Software Engineer, Nordstrom
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